tedxnavesink identityMonmouth County, N.J. - Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey will be one of the featured speakers at the TEDxNavesink conference on May 20, 2017. The event’s theme is Identity, and talks will explore the qualities, characteristics, beliefs, ideas, and experiences that make people and things unique.


TEDxNavesink brings the mission of TED Talks to Monmouth County for an all-day live event for the fifth year. The event has grown to become the largest TEDx on the East Coast. McGreevey will share how his public identity shift parallels with his work with female prisoners.

“From a strong applicant pool, the TEDxNavesink Speaker Team is assembling an inspiring line-up,” said Jamie Sussel Turner, who leads the speaker selection committee. “Whether it’s through the lens of gender, race, class, arts, human study, technology, design or something more, TEDxNavesink speakers have a unique opportunity to work with an experienced team who will collaborate with them in uncovering the essence of their idea, and offer coaching so they can deliver the talk of their lives.”

TEDxNavesink is a self-organizing annual 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 nonprofit leaders, students from local universities and sponsors plan, manage and fund the all-day event.

Other confirmed speakers are Dr. Kenneth Womack, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University and author of Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer Sir George Martin, and Jasmin Singer, TV host and author of the memoir Always Too Much and Never Enough, which explores her journey of losing 100 pounds.

Tickets are available at www.tedxnavesink.com.