2013 Speakers and Entertainers
“Talk: NJ as the next Silicon Valley”
First lightbulb, computer, laser…NJ was once the center of invention. How did we go from invention hotspot to innovation also-ran?
“How to Build a Community, Told with Chalk”
Talk: “Coastal development — smarter than the storm?”
Kalina will address the outcome of the collision and overlapping of human and geologic time scales.
Erica Casriel: “Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets Personal”
How self, previously thought to be the single “man in the machine” is being reconsidered as not just a single conductor, but a small orchestra of collaborative psychological functions.
Talk: “Self-Image: Caves to Selfies”
The fascinating and sometimes puzzling phenomenon of instant self portraits snapped on cell phones and publicly posted is without precedent.
Talk: “Original people of the mid-Atlantic”
Richard Veit speaks about the often-overlooked role of the Native Americans in the formation of Monmouth County and its surrounding regions.
Talk: “Local Farms: from Brooklyn Rooftops to Navesink Estates”
Meg Paska and Michael Meier talk about how estate farming can transform the Two Rivers region into a living example of sustainability and revitalized culture.
Musical performance: “Ardvark Smile “
“Emergence of an alternate path”
Talk: “Innovation and New Jersey — Storied Past and Uncertain Future””
Monmouth County has been well known for its contributions to communications through the past decades, yet and what are the prospects for future innovation and entrepreneurship?
Talk: “Surprises about surfing in New Jersey”
A talk on the history of surfing in the Garden State, the significant contributions Jersey surfer’s have made to the Surfing Heritage.
Talk: “Asbury Park’s Rock (R)Evolution 1968-81”
Susan talks about the rich musical history of this New Jersey shore town.
Talk: “Innovation clusters and how to build them on the shore”
In this talk he speaks on the topic of cluster based economic development, with focus on Monmouth-area concepts in the Post-BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Program) Era.
Talk: “Energy Exports: Good, Bad, Ugly, and What you Need to Know”
Dixon examines Liquefied Natural Gas and energy independence in the context of our local ocean.
Talk: ‘Software development is the new home economics”
In his talk, John promotes better technological education and encourages students to take an interest in the software development field.
“Feminism isn’t dead, it’s gone viral!”
“Talk: Divided NJ from the Battle of Trenton”
Crossing the Delaware: 350 Years of New Jersey History
“Reinvention of a suburban mom”
Talk: “Democratizing innovation with open hardware”
Gabriella Levine presents global adventures with the aid of data-collecting robots built with open source hardware technology.
Talk: “Our wild and industry-free ocean”
Cindy addresses the economic impact of a Clean Ocean Zone on New Jersey and New York.
Talk: “Is sea level rising?”
An analytical and historical look into the trend of rising sea levels, the effects today, and the future impact it could have on our shorelines.
Talk: “Dancing with Shiva (or Sandy, or Katrina):”
An exploration of the idea that all systems are inherently self organizing, and that maybe we’re working too hard.
Executive, Artistic and Production Director