“PASSION”  May 21, 2018  Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ

Passion is a driving force that can lead to creation (and destruction), inspiration, suffering, perseverance and service to others.

20% discount on Early Bird tickets for our 2018 event are now available!
Where: Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk – 1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
When: Saturday, May 19th, 2018


Become a Speaker

All applications will be reviewed by the TEDxAsburyPark Speaker Executive Committee. Acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis from Fall 2017 until April 1, 2018.

Become a Volunteer

The TEDxAsburyPark team consists of volunteers from the surrounding community. If you have the drive, time and energy to commit to our core volunteer team, or if you’d prefer to play a supporting role, we want to hear from you!

Become a Sponsor

At TED, we view our sponsors as partners who are joining us on a journey. This is a project that we’re investing in together. 

Meet Our 2017 Speakers

2016 Makers Talk Videos

  • open mic

    Maureen Langan

    The Business of Making Fun

    Maureen Langan, Standup Comic and Radio Talk Show Host

  • Suzanne Tick

    Suzanne Tick

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

    Textile Designer

  • Melissa Febos

    Melissa Febos

    Telling Your Secrets Can Set You Free

    Author, Assistant Professor at Monmouth University

  • Florence Williams

    Florence Williams

    Making Spaces of Awe and Restoration

    Author, Journalist

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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