“TEDx comes to the Jersey Shore during a pivotal time in our history. Following a catastrophic hurricane, communities across the region have been faced with reinventing homes, economies and their way of life. The day is sure to inspire an exciting exchange of conversation and compassion that spur a range of human emotion. New Jersey residents know another storm is inevitable. What they may not know is that our homegrown speakers have the innovation and creativity we need as a state to weather the next big hit.”
Jennifer Smiga is the founder of inBLOOM Communications and Board Member of EarthShare NJ, which offers NJ’s employers one-stop access to the nation’s leading environmental organizations through charitable giving and volunteerism. With clients across the Jersey Shore and NYC, inBLOOM blends media and community relations with social media marketing and event production. Smiga has held key positions at organizations including the Center for Reproductive Rights, Miami Art Museum, New York Restoration Project and Clean Ocean Action. At these leading institutions, Smiga cultivated and managed corporate and individual donor relations, wrote copy for marketing and press materials, and coordinated special events from multi-million dollar galas to grassroots marketing campaigns. Smiga lives in Long Branch, NJ with her husband, son and four shelter rescue pets.