Brian Smiga

Brian Smiga

When we bring world-leading TEDtalks to Monmouth County in an all-day live event, it inspires us to learn and think about the future of our home on the shore. And we meet and collaborate with many of the best thinkers in our region.

Organizer, TEDxNavesink

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started in California 29 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Eve Ensler, Dan Pink, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Isabel Allende and Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

TED Talks - Learn more at www.ted.com

What is TEDxNavesink?

About

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, live speakers combine with TEDTalks video to spark deep discussion and connection. These local events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Check out talks, speakers and  press about our previous events.