The all day TEDx conference of ideas worth spreading will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J.

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ –TEDxNavesink returns to Monmouth University and the Jersey Shore Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pollak Theatre, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ.

The annual conference will feature talks by 30 makers from New Jersey, New York and around the globe. Students, educators, technologists, startups, artists and entertainers will perform the talk of their lives on stage to an audience of 700 guests.

TEDxNavesink defines makers as revolutionaries who only see malleable things to be hacked, deconstructed and reconstructed into better things. They make software that itself learns to make things. They make art, music, novels, and movies. This society is in a revolution of making so vast it goes unnoticed. Manufacturing has moved into garages and living rooms and the do-it-yourself mentality is now an industry.

Visit http://tedxnavesink.com/makers-speakers/ for a complete lineup of speakers and talk topics.

General admission is $70; $90 for reserved seating, and $40 for guests under 40. Ticket includes admission to a Makers Gallery, lunch with breakout speaker sessions, and an evening cocktail reception. The event’s Makers Gallery will feature exhibitions of unique creations by millennial makers and others from around the country. The Gallery, free to the public and TEDxNavesink ticket holders, will be held in Monmouth University’s Anacon Hall. Purchase tickets at tedxnavesink.com.

TEDxNavesink: Cultivating a Culture of Community in New Jersey

TEDxNavesink was launched spring of 2013 at Brookdale Community College. The conference explored the New Wave of ideas and people in a post Storm Sandy world. Many of its speakers went on to impact the decisions and movements around that change, including Director Ben Kalina who won a Sundance Film Festival Documentary Prize for his film ‘Shored Up’ and Kerri Martin, Founder of Second Life Bikes in Asbury Park, who received funding from A&E. Then in 2014 TEDxNavesink moved to the Two River Theater where it covered the topic of Play with a talk by Peter Gray on The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Disorders gaining over 140,000 views. In 2015 TEDxNavesnk moved to Monmouth University growing its attendance from 300 to 700 guests. The theme was Accelerators and speakers spoke about game-changing innovation and cutting-edge thought. Don Katz, founder of Audible, used the event as a platform to announce his new expansion in the city of Newark and particle physicist Dr. Don Lincoln talked about the origins of the universe and fostering collaboration. View past talks at http://tedxnavesink.com/previous-events/.

About TEDxNavesink

TEDxNavesink is a self-organized annual Monmouth County-based TEDx event dedicated to education, community, innovation, and “ideas worth spreading.” Each year, a different theme is chosen to build the day of nonfiction theater. Hundreds of business and non-profit leaders, students from local universities and sponsors plan, manage and fund the all-day event. For more information, visit tedxnavesink.com.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." Started as a conference in California 30 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. Through 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.

About Monmouth University

Monmouth University is a leading private institution that offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University's magnificent coastal campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia. Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges," Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges," and Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money." To learn more, visit www.monmouth.edu.

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