Thought Leaders Present Talks on the “Value of Play” at Second Annual TEDxNavesink, a Day of Non-Fiction Theater in Monmouth County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2014 CONTACT:  Jennifer Smiga, (201) 892-9403, Thought Leaders Present Talks on the “Value of Play” at Second Annual TEDxNavesink, a Day of Non-Fiction Theater in Monmouth County What: TEDxNavesink is a self-organizing annual Monmouth County-based event licensed by the nonprofit organization TED, and dedicated to education, community, innovation, culture and ideas […]

TEDxNavesink Explores the “Value of Play” with 25 Speakers and Entertainers

Over 100 Applications to Speak at TEDxNavesink Received From Around the Globe TEDNavesink: Play, Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, N.J.

Asbury’s Second Life Bikes Chosen for A&E Project Startup (TriCityNews)

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TriCityNews: Red Bank has gained yet another important alternative and creative boost

TEDxNavesink, our local movement to organize renowned TED-style conferences, is building on the sold- out success of its first event to pick the Two River Theater as its venue for next year.

2013 Post-event Press & Photos

Check out the reviews and and commentary from our inaugural TEDxNavesink event!   Asbury Park Press: CEO: Shore has future in tech. TEDxNavesink lectures also target ocean, farms Is the Jersey Shore the next Silicon Valley? TEDx presenters think so. Independent: TEDx delivers big concepts The BPlot: Innovators discuss the future of the Jersey […]

Big ideas coming to Jersey Shore for TEDxNavesink conference (via

By Christopher Robbins/ MIDDLETOWN – If tomorrow belongs to those who plan for it today, then the Jersey Shore’s future looks bright While the Jersey Shore’s current leaders manage issues like storm recovery, transportation and economic development, a group of business executives, academics, environmentalists, artists and thinkers will gather at Brookdale Community College on Sept. […]

TEDx comes to Navesink in September (via

A version of the global conference that brings together great thinkers to talk about “ideas worth spreading” is coming to Monmouth County next month.

A group of about 20 local volunteers have come together to host TEDxNavesink: The Next Wave, a fast-paced, day-long forum featuring about two dozen speakers that will speak about ideas for the future of the Jersey Shore.

Video: Ode to a Flower

“‘Ode to a Flower’ espouses the essence of Richard Feynman, a man with an insatiable curiosity. Taken from the BBC Interview for Horizon ‘The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, the piece advocates that ignorance is not a means of preserving beauty and that knowledge and understanding enhance our emotional perception of the world.” – Fraser […]

Video: A Humorous look at how far you should go to prove you’re right

For anybody upset you missed this year’s FilmOneFest in Atlantic Highlands, here is some comic relief to take your blues away. In this short animated story, a couple of wildebeest contemplate crossing a river. FilmOneFest is a non profit film festival, the work has been uploaded with permission of the artist.

Video: Our Time to Shine

This short documentary explores the perseverance and spirit of the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy. While the storm may have reshaped much of the landscape of our hometowns, it can’t keep us from doing what we love. Local businesses have made huge strides and great progress in reopening for the summer season, and although we still have a long way to go, our sense of community has never been greater. Together we will restore the shore.