TEDxNavesink Brings World-Leading TEDtalks To Monmouth County, N.J.

Event Speakers and N.J.'s Leaders in Technology Discuss Future of the Jersey Shore's People and Landscape

Friday, September 20, 2013, Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, N.J., 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Aug 16, 2013, 10:00 ET from TEDxNavesink

HOLMDEL, N.J., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 20, 2013, TEDxNavesink: The Next Wave will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, N.J. The Conference will bring the world-leading TEDtalks mission to Monmouth County for an all-day live event where speakers and attendees discuss the future of the New Jersey Shore's people and landscape.

At TEDxNavesink 360 attendees will experience 24 live talks and 100 minutes of live and pre-recorded TED material from the TEDxCity2.0 conference taking place at Times Center NYC and around the world in major cities. 

"TEDxNavesink powers the collective imagination and common drive – not just to rebuild, but to re-strengthen and re-invent shore life," said Alon Hillel-Tuch, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, RocketHub Inc. and Speaker, TedXNavesink. 

Innovator and entrepreneur Avi Karnani is one of the co-creators of GetRaised. In his TEDx talk, Karnani will overlay the valley between San Jose and San Francisco onto the East Coast corridor between New York and Philly to show how the regions similarities – physically, economically and socially – make it ripe for an innovation ecosystem. Based on his experience in Silicon Valley, he'll point to New Jersey's resources like our hub in the biopharma industry, and the innovation roadblocks we face.

So is it possible can as a state move beyond our beaches and thoroughbreds? Karnani says yes, because the talent is here. "I get two calls a week from people in finance who want to make the jump to tech," he said. About the move toward innovation, he said, "New Jersey can think about being the heart of it."

Tickets cost $22 for students and $40 for general admission. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.tedxnavesink.com.

About TED 
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 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.