Monmouth County, N.J. (December 12, 2017) Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey will be one of the featured speakers at the TEDxNavesink conference on May 20, 2017. The event’s theme is Identity, and talks will explore the qualities, characteristics, beliefs, ideas, and experiences that make people and things unique.

TEDxNavesink brings the mission of TED Talks to Monmouth County for an all-day live event for the fifth year. The event has grown to become the largest TEDx on the East Coast. McGreevey will share his public identity shift parallels with his work with female prisoners.

“From a strong applicant pool, the TEDxNavesink Speaker Team is assembling an inspiring line-up,” said Jamie Sussel Turner, who leads the speaker selection committee. “Whether it’s through the lens of gender, race, class, arts, human study, technology, design or something more, TEDxNavesink speakers have a unique opportunity to work with an experienced team who will collaborate with them in uncovering the essence of their idea, and offer coaching so they can deliver the talk of their lives.”

Other confirmed speakers are Dr. Kenneth Womack, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University and author of Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer Sir George Martin, and Jasmin Singer, TV host and author of the memoir Always Too Much and Never Enough, which explores her journey of losing 100 pounds.


Jasmin Singer

Ken Womack

Dr. Ken Womack

TEDxNavesink is a self-organizing annual event dedicated to education, community, innovation, and “ideas worth spreading.” Each year, a different theme is chosen to build the day of nonfiction theater. Hundreds of business and nonprofit leaders, students from local universities and sponsors plan, manage and fund the all-day event.

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About 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 and entertainers 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.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” Started as a conference in California 30 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. Through 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. Visit for more information.


Kevin Howell
TEDxNavesink Communications

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