New TEDxCapeMay Explores "Recreation and Re-creation" in America's First Seaside Resort
Regional Innovators, Artists and Entrepreneurs Come to Congress Hall on October 21
CAPE MAY, N.J., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, a new TEDxCapeMay is planned for Sunday, October 21, 2012, 10am-6pm at the Congress Hall in Cape May. This initial TEDxCapeMay program will feature video TEDTalks, and 12 outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators, and artists who have a connection with the greater Cape May area. The theme of the event is "Recreation and Re-Creation" with presentations exploring the interplay between human creativity and the region's recreational environment.
"Several years ago I attended a TED Conference in California with business associates Jack and Will Morey, and we were so inspired by the experience that we vowed to organize a TEDx program for our area," said Norris Clark, TEDxCapeMay organizer. "Thanks to the creative and supportive efforts of many people locally, we are launching the first TEDxCapeMay, which will encourage attendees to explore, learn, engage, and find inspiration."
The TEDxCapeMay 2012 presenters represent a diverse range of people and professions, each with a personal link to the Cape May area, and each giving their unique takes on the theme, "Recreation and Re-Creation." The presenters are as follows:
- Curtis Bashaw: Re-creation of "Service"
- Michael Bierutt: Re-creation of "Design"
- Sandra Bloodworth: Re-creation of "Public Spaces"
- Tom Carroll: Re-creation of "Historic Places"
- Marguerite Chandler: Re-creation of "Enjoyment"
- Daniel Cohen: Re-creation of "Offshore Wind Energy"
- Lynette Hull: Re-creation of the "Icon"
- Chase Jackson: Re-creation of "Life"
- Lauren Mulholland: Re-creation of "Perseverance"
- Hanna Miller: Re-creation of "Cooking"
- Jack Morey: Re-creation of the "Kid in All of Us"
- Jack Wright: Re-creation of the Resort "Rag"
Besides the presentations and TEDTalks, attendees will engage over a gourmet box lunch (dubbed a "shoobie"), artistic exhibitions, and an afternoon reception. Registration is $50 and can me made at www.TEDxCapeMay.com.
The TEDxCapeMay advisory team includes Ronnie Cohen, Jack Morey, Jack Wright, Marguerite Chandler, Richmond Shreve, Steve Miller, Nancy Bacher Long, and Gail Pierson. The event lead sponsor is Cape May Forum. Other sponsors include Exit Zero Publishing, SOMA NewArt Gallery, and Gail Pierson Gallery.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping 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. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.
Media Contact: Norris Clark Princeton Strategic Communications Group, 609-425-1325, firstname.lastname@example.org
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