What we're about

TEDxAsburyPark (formerly TEDxNavesink) is the largest and highest-rated TEDx conference on the east coast, set on the stage of the legendary Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ. Our volunteer-based organization sponsors a series of events throughout the year dedicated to education, community, innovation, and “ideas worth spreading” and an annual conference in May.

Based at the Jersey Shore, we are honored to have over 100 businesses, nonprofit leaders, professionals, students from local universities, and sponsors volunteering their time and talent to plan, manage, and fund our annual conference, which is centered around a common theme. Our efforts culminate in a stimulating day of nonfiction theater when we discover and curate more than 25 speakers, entertainers, and artists who share their stories, ideas, and music, sparking deep discussion and community connections.

TEDxAsburyPark is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community and the world.

History of TEDxAsburyPark Main Events:

2019 - CHAOS at the Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

2018 - PASSION at the Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

2017 - IDENTITY at the Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk

2016 - MAKERS at Monmouth University's Pollak Theater

2015 - ACCELERATORS at Monmouth University's Pollak Theater

2014 - PLAY at Two River Theater

2013 - NEXT WAVE at Brookdale Performing Arts Center

You can learn more about our cadre of more than 150 speakers and ideas by watching their talks here. (https://tedxasburypark.com/speakers/)

Upcoming events (1)

TEDxAsburyPark, "CHAOS" May 18, 2019

Paramount Theatre

The 7th edition of TEDxAsburyPark - May 18, 2019 TEDxAsburyPark is among the largest and highest-rated TEDx conferences on the east coast. Set on the stage at the legendary Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, this year's main event will be held on Saturday, May 18th. TEDxAsburyPark is an annual volunteer-organized event dedicated to education, community, innovation, and “ideas worth spreading.” Each year, a different theme culminates in a stimulating day of nonfiction theater. Well over 100 businesses, nonprofit leaders, professionals, students from local universities, and sponsors plan, manage, and fund the all-day event. TEDxAsburyPark discovers and curates more than 25 speakers, entertainers, and artists who will share their "Chaos" stories and ideas on the Paramount Theatre stage in this day-long event. For more information, please visit: www.TEDxAsburyPark.com For information about group ticket sales, please email [masked]. Join us to experience TEDxAsburyPark magic at the Jersey Shore! CHAOS: Embrace. Inspire. Create. Our 2019 Speaker and Entertainment Lineup: -Akilah Richards; Lawrenceville, GA; Raising Free People -Alex Castillo; Brooklyn, NY; Empowering the Mind -Andrew Maris; Fair Haven, NJ; Quantum Chaos -Ben Freeberg; NY, NY; Chaos Isn’t An Excuse -Bob Pflugfelder; Watertown, MA; Inspiring Science through Moments of Chaos -Cory Kahaney; New York, NY; The Joke that Saved My Life -Courtney Reardon; NY, NY; Chaos of Climbing Everest: The Mental Journey -Fox Beyer, Chatham, NJ, Perspective As A Weapon -Ganes Kesari, Monmouth Junction, NJ, Saving Our Planet's Biodiversity with AI -Jessica Creane, Philadelphia, PA, Gamifying Chaos: Embracing - Uncertainty through Play -John Nottingham, Cleveland, OH, Embrace Ambiguity -Jordan Modell, Asbury Park, NJ, Common Ground on Reproductive Rights? Yes, really. -Kenneth Campbell; Perryville, MD; Chaos Theory and the Beatles -Kolton Andrus; San Jose, CA; Engineering for Chaos: Preparing for Disaster -Krishna Patel; Westport, CT; Complicated Chaos - Chains of the Unseen -Philip Bump, New York, NY, How Subjective Media Replaced Institutions -Sarbmeet Kanwal; Holmdel, NJ; Chaos to Cosmos -Tara Geraghty, Franklin Lakes, NJ, Choosing Fun in the Chaos of Cancer Performers: -Matt Cook, Musician, Brick, NJ -Resistance Revival Chorus, New York, NY -The Redef Movement, A Street Dance Company, Brielle, NJ

Past events (1)

TEDxAsburyPark, Open Rehearsal

Paramount Theatre

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