Speakers

This is a list of our proposed speakers and those that have committed.

Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets Personal

Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets Personal

When life hits us with its typical bounty of stressful situations, we often find ourselves fumbling for control of our emotions and ourselves. However, according to psychology journalist Erika Casriel, the solution to coping with stress and mastering our emotions lies outside the “comfort zone of our everyday identities.” As human beings, we tend to(…)

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Rich History, Poor Future? TEDx Explores NJ Innovation

Rich History, Poor Future? TEDx Explores NJ Innovation

Monmouth County has a rich history of invention and innovation, including development in the areas of radio technology, satellite signaling, and the creation of transistors. TEDxNavesink speaker Robert Lucky highlights some of the greatest technological innovations that have conspired in Monmouth County history, and speculates whether future advancement will happen once again in the future. Robert(…)

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One Word Stands Between NJ and Its Rightful Title: Silicon Valley East

One Word Stands Between NJ and Its Rightful Title: Silicon Valley East

Silicon Valley is home to many of our nation’s greatest high-tech companies, including giant corporations like Google, Apple, and Facebook. But, according to TEDxNavesink speaker Avi Karnani, New Jersey has the potential to rival Silicon Valley as the next epicenter of technological innovation. As the CEO of Thrive (acquired by Lending Tree), co-founder of Churnless,(…)

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How to Reinvent Yourself in Six Easy Steps

How to Reinvent Yourself in Six Easy Steps

Not satisfied with your job? Need to reinvent yourself? Struggling to get out of a period of depression? Then take the advice of Microsoft’s east coast entrepreneur in residence, Tereza Nemessanyi. “Just freakin’ show up.” Ten years ago Nemessanyi was a successful management consultant and 15 year veteran of innovation, who found herself a new(…)

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An Open Source Life

An Open Source Life

When Gabriella Levine talks about the concept of open hardware, where individuals share ideas and knowledge to push technological innovation, she need only point to her life as an example. The COO of the robotics company Protei, and a pioneer in robotics and design, Levine designs modular open hardware toolkits for biomimetic robots, like Sneel, an open source,(…)

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“Guitar God” Kaki King Confirmed as Performer at TEDxNavesink

“Guitar God” Kaki King Confirmed as Performer at TEDxNavesink

We’re thrilled to announce that  global “Guitar God” Kaki King will be performing during a twenty minute set between 4-5 p.m. at TEDxNavesink on September 20. You will not want to miss the performance! Purchase tickets at tedxnavesink.com. Currently on tour, King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar and her(…)

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Feminism Isn’t Dead, It’s Gone Viral

Feminism Isn’t Dead, It’s Gone Viral

Modern day feminist, Kat Lazo believes that “Online feminism is the future of feminism.” On September 20th at the TEDxNavesink event at Brookdale Performing Arts Center, she’s prepared to share the success of how modern day feminists are using the Internet’s massive reach to end gender inequality. 23 year old, Kat Lazo grew up in a South American(…)

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Fueling Innovation Through Shared Technology

Fueling Innovation Through Shared Technology

Technology has always been innovated based on other people’s successes, from the discovery that the earth was round, to the invention of the telephone, steam engine, or airplane. And scientists have found resources in biological systems for technological innovations, for example the development of VELCRO modeled after a Burr plant, or SONAR inspired by the echolocation in bats.

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Music is alive and well at the Jersey shore

Music is alive and well at the Jersey shore

Ride your bicycle through Asbury Park on a summer evening and succumb to the siren song of this musical seaside city. Whether it’s an Energizer Bunny- like drummer boy who pulls long shifts on the boardwalk for tips, the melodic duo Uke and Drum at The Beach Bar, or a Sublime concert on the summer(…)

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