May 20, 2017

Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ

We’ll explore every aspect of identity.
No ID required.

Identity “Word of the Year”

“The Year We Obsessed Over Identity”
The New York Times


Contribute to 2017 TEDxNavesink
“Ideas worth spreading”

Seeking passionate, skilled volunteers to produce the largest TEDx in the east.

Who we most need:
– Website & Media Tech Manager
– Web Developers & WordPress Specialists
– Communications & PR Director
– Event Venue Coordinator
– Videographers & Video Editors
– Photographers & Photo Editors
– Social Media Specialists
– Administrative Assistants


What is TEDxNavesink?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxNavesink is a local event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxNavesink, live speakers combined with TEDTalks videos, spark deep discussion and connection. Learn more about TED and TEDx here.

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2016 MAKERS Talk Videos

  • Melissa Febos

    Melissa Febos

    Telling Your Secrets Can Set You Free

    Author, Assistant Professor at Monmouth University

  • Eileen Huang

    Eileen Huang

    The potential of a poem

    As a poet in a STEM school, 16-year-old Eileen Huang navigates through many clashing cultures.

  • Suzanne Tick

    Suzanne Tick

    Weaving trash into treasure: The Power of Art to Transform our Lives

    Textile Designer

  • Florence Williams

    Florence Williams

    Making Spaces of Awe and Restoration

    Author, Journalist

  • Benjamin Heckendorn

    Benjamin Heckendorn

    Solving the World’s Problems One Maker at a Time

    Ben Heck: master modder and host of element14’s The Ben Heck Show

  • Michael Paoli

    Michael Paoli

    To Eat or Not to Eat, that is the Question on Class Pets

    School is both an essential and ridiculous environment for growing kids and there is nowhere else I’d rather be.

  • Maureen Langan

    Maureen Langan

    The Business of Making Fun

    Maureen Langan, Standup Comic and Radio Talk Show Host

2016 Makers Speakers

Previous TEDxNavesink Talks

Makers (2016)


Makers took place on Saturday April 9th, 2015, at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.

.Learn more about the 2016 event here:  Talks/Videos | Event Photos | Team | Sponsors | YouTube Playlist

Learn more about how our staging was designed and produced.


Accelerators (2015)

Tedx_logo_hummingbird-black_background_square-smallAccelerators took place on Saturday April 11th, 2015, at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ.

The conference explored Accelerators that are creating game-changing innovation and cutting edge thought. Accelerators are: catalysts. Change makers. Inflection points. Pivotal moments.

.Learn more about the 2015 event here:  Talks/Videos | Event Photos | Team | Sponsors | YouTube Playlist


Play (2014)


PLAY took place on Saturday May 10th, 2014, at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey.

Play offered two dozen live talks and entertainments on the surprising ways that play is a positive force in our lives. Being at play is a most resourceful state. It facilitates greater openness, tolerance, creativity, generativity, generosity, and curiosity in all aspects of human endeavor. As a consequence, it impacts business, education, innovation, public space, community, real estate values, culture, and on stage, land, sea, air, and in cyber spaces.

Learn more about the 2014 event here:  Talks/Videos | Artists & Entertainers Event Photos | Team | Sponsors | YouTube Playlist | Event Selfies


The Next Wave (2013)

300x250_2THE NEXT WAVE, the inaugural event for TEDxNavesink, took place on Sep 20, 2013 at Brookdale Performing Arts Center in Lincroft, New Jersey.

Over 280 attendees were joined by 33 sponsors, 25  organizers, 20 additional volunteers, 11 visual artists, and 25 live speakers and performers, including Kaki King, Dr Robert Lucky, Dr Ben Horton, Cranston Dean.


Learn more about the 2013 event here:  Talks/Videos  |  Event Photos  |  Team   |  Sponsors | YouTube Playlist