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TEDxNavesink 2016: Make Your Mark, Apply To Speak
The TEDxNavesink Makers conference will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theater in West Long Branch, N.J.

West Long Branch, NJ (August 26, 2015) –The fourth annual TEDxNavesink has launched its search for 2016 speakers. The conference’s 2016 theme is centered around makers and the essence of creation. The TEDxNavesink Makers speaker selection committee is looking for individuals who are excited by ideas and want to share their own with an audience of 700 exclusive ticket holders and a global audience who will view their talks on

TEDxNavesink Makers will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 9a.m. to 5 p.m. at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theater located at 160 Larchwood Avenue in West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

TEDxNavesink Makers encourages submissions from people who are able to present tangible, sensory evidence of their making whether as an artifact, display, enactment, performance, or a video, or evidence of implementation of their idea. Deadline for applications is Thursday, October 1, 2015. Apply to speak or nominate a speaker at

The conference brings thought-provoking talks, art and entertainment to Monmouth County, mixing local, national, and global themes and talent. Past speakers have launched ideas, partnerships, companies, and careers through their participation in TEDxNavesink. Thousands apply to speak and a few dozen are selected to talk on stage or present their music or art with the hundreds who attend.

“TEDxNavesink has been one of the most meaningful experiences I have enjoyed as a speaker,” said 2015 TEDxNavesink speaker Kaihan Krippendorff.

“TEDxNavesink speakers have benefitted in so many exciting ways,” said Donna Steinhorn, TEDxNavesink Chief Experience Officer. “Not just in the thousands of online views their talks receive, but also in the valuable connections and shared resources they have developed from the unique experience.”

About TEDxNavesink Makers
TEDxNavesink Makers will explore the essence of creation. And this focus couldn’t be more appropriate for the age we’re living in. Because really, we’re all makers. Our society was built on the backs of makers. Our world advanced because of makers. Our community is creating revolutionary ideas, products and services from the brains of makers. Makers are at the essence of creation.

We make dinner. We make a living, and we’re homemakers. We make war, we make up, we make out, we make love, we make babies. We make choices. And sometimes we choose to make a difference: We’re revolutionaries who only see malleable things to be hacked, deconstructed and reconstructed into better things. We have wheels-on-luggage epiphanies, pitch the crowd for money and make the next big thing. We make the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see. We make robots to make things for us. We make software that itself learns to make things. We make things up — to make art, music, novels, movies. We’re in a revolution of making so vast we don’t notice it. Manufacturing has moved into our garages and living rooms. Do it yourself is an industry.

Life is what you make it. Make your mark. Apply to speak at

About TEDxNavesink
Founded in 2012, TEDxNavesink is a self-organizing annual Monmouth County-based event dedicated to education, community, innovation, and “ideas worth spreading.” Each year, a different theme is chosen to build the day of nonfiction theater. Business and nonprofit leaders, artists, and students from local universities plan, manage and fund the all-day event.

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. The goal of TEDXNavesink 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. TEDxNavesink brings the mission of TED Talks to Monmouth County for an all-day live event for the fourth annual year.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available at

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Photo Attachment: Kaihan Krippendorff, 2015 TEDxNavesink speaker

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