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2013 Post-event Press & Photos

2013 Post-event Press & Photos

Check out the reviews and and commentary from our inaugural TEDxNavesink event!   Asbury Park Press: CEO: Shore has future in tech. TEDxNavesink lectures also target ocean, farms NJ.com: Is the Jersey Shore the next Silicon Valley? TEDx presenters think so. Independent: TEDx delivers big concepts The BPlot: Innovators discuss the future of the Jersey(…)

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Big ideas coming to Jersey Shore for TEDxNavesink conference (via NJ.com)

Big ideas coming to Jersey Shore for TEDxNavesink conference (via NJ.com)

By Christopher Robbins/NJ.com MIDDLETOWN – If tomorrow belongs to those who plan for it today, then the Jersey Shore’s future looks bright While the Jersey Shore’s current leaders manage issues like storm recovery, transportation and economic development, a group of business executives, academics, environmentalists, artists and thinkers will gather at Brookdale Community College on Sept.(…)

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TEDx comes to Navesink in September (via app.com)

TEDx comes to Navesink in September (via app.com)

A version of the global conference that brings together great thinkers to talk about “ideas worth spreading” is coming to Monmouth County next month.

A group of about 20 local volunteers have come together to host TEDxNavesink: The Next Wave, a fast-paced, day-long forum featuring about two dozen speakers that will speak about ideas for the future of the Jersey Shore.

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Video: Ode to a Flower

Video: Ode to a Flower

“‘Ode to a Flower’ espouses the essence of Richard Feynman, a man with an insatiable curiosity. Taken from the BBC Interview for Horizon ‘The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, the piece advocates that ignorance is not a means of preserving beauty and that knowledge and understanding enhance our emotional perception of the world.” – Fraser(…)

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Video: Our Time to Shine

Video: Our Time to Shine

This short documentary explores the perseverance and spirit of the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy. While the storm may have reshaped much of the landscape of our hometowns, it can’t keep us from doing what we love. Local businesses have made huge strides and great progress in reopening for the summer season, and although we still have a long way to go, our sense of community has never been greater. Together we will restore the shore.

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Slacktivists and their children

Slacktivists and their children

About a year ago when I was walking my 6 year old daughter, Charlie, home from school, she said to me: “Dad, me and my friend Molly want to create posters that say ‘No polluting’ and post them all over town, and we want a website so we can show our posters to friends who don’t live here!” “What made you think of this?” I asked. “Look around! There is trash everywhere!” she said while collecting any litter she could find in her tiny hands.

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