Brian Smiga

Brian Smiga

“Our goal is to bring world-leading TED talks to Monmouth County in an all-day live event that inspires us to learn and think about the future of our home on the shore.”

Chief Organizer, TEDxNavesink

What is TEDxNavesink?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, live speakers combine with TEDTalks video to spark deep discussion and connection.

These local events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Check our upcoming events here.

Rediscover our previous events here.




What is TED?

tedtalksTED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started in California 29 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Eve Ensler, Dan Pink, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Isabel Allende and Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

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The team behind TEDxNavesink

2015 Core Organizers

2015 Volunteers

Robin Milne

Robin Milne

Polymer Clay Artist, Instructor, Demonstrator

2014 Organizers

Erika Casriel

Erika Casriel

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.