The first of a series of four TEDxWoodbridgePublicLibrary will take place on Thursday, November 29th, at Fords Branch Library from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature TED Talks videos under the theme of Personal Growth.
Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that brings the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe. TEDx welcome an intimate audience for an afternoon or evening of highly-curated TED Talks revolving around a globally relevant theme.
TEDxWoodbridgePublicLibrary is a TEDx event designed to connect the community to spark community conversation about new ideas as Woodbridge Township celebrates its 350th Anniversary. The library program credits the idea generated by Greenable Woodbridge, which began as a request to start a book club, but became an application to host a TEDx series.
“As a place to gather and view TEDx talks, the library not only serves as a place for community discussion, but it also gives everyone a place to pick up resources to take the ideas further themselves,” commented organizer and library director Monica Eppinger.
Topics at TEDxWoodbridgePublicLibrary include:
• Personal Growth, November 29, 2018 – Fords Branch Library @ 7PM
• Technology and Community Engagement, February 26, 2019 – Henry Inman Branch Library @ 7PM
• Growing A Culture of Lifelong Learning, April 25, 2019 – Iselin Branch Library @ 7PM
• Citizenship in the World, Summer, 2019 – TBA @ 7PM
TEDxWoodbridgePublicLibrary sponsors include: Woodbridge Township 350th Committee, Greenable Woodbridge, and Woodbridge Public Library Foundation.
For more information about TEDxWoodbridgePublicLibrary, please visit www.ted.com/tedx/events/31690.
No registration is required for TEDxWoodbridgePublicLibrary events! These events are free and open to all ages! For more information contact 732-634-4450.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.