The independently organized event, licensed by TED, is themed “Innovation and Collaboration,” and will feature leaders from business, academia and the arts addressing a range of topics.
Speakers will explore new modes of collaboration, celebrating art in the urban environment, social entrepreneurship, new media music and self-awareness.
The event will bring together faculty and students to share their passion for new ideas and innovation. NJIT’s inaugural TEDx event took place in 2011.
“With the success of our previous TEDxNJIT events, we want to focus this year on ideas that engage the community in collaboration and innovation,” said Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology and enterprise development at NJIT and the event’s co-organizer.
“We have put together an outstanding array of visionary thinkers to discuss topics of interest to everyone, as we all try individually to make the world a better place,” Sheft added.
- Gerard Adams, known as The Millennial Mentor™ and co-founder of Fownders, a non-profit community of entrepreneurs in the University Heights section of Newark;
- Dr. Tara Alvarez, NJIT professor of biomedical engineering who works on vision related research;
- Newark Mayor Ras Baraka who is fostering new collaborations on downtown and neighborhood redevelopment, education initiatives and fighting crime;
- Entrepreneur Ron Gold founder of LeanOnWe a startup company that focuses on delivering improved home care experience at a more affordable price;
- Newark creative entrepreneur Medina founder of Medina=Cit; NJIT Professor David Rothenberg;
- NJIT student Kabir Mitra and local musician Matthew Aidekman who will explore and perform new types of music;
- Mark Scotland, CEO of 4.0 Analytics who will discuss a revolutionary vehicle emission technology being developed and tested in Newark to benefit the city's environment;
- Donald Sebastian, president of the New Jersey Innovation Institute who will discuss collaboration in today’s environment;
- Emma Wilcox co-founder of Gallery Aferro in Newark.
The event costs $30 per ticket for the public, as well as for NJIT faculty, staff and alumni. Student tickets cost $15. To purchase tickets, register online at http://www.tedxnjit.com/register.
Food and drinks will be available and are included in the fee.
TEDxNJIT follows other TEDx university events, including at Harvard University and Princeton University earlier this year.
TEDxNJIT not only targets the NJIT community, but those at surrounding colleges and universities in Newark including Rutgers University, Essex County College, Berkeley College and Seton Hall University.
For an up-to-date listing of the speakers, see http://www.tedxnjit.com/speakers.
To view the event scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., go to http://www.tedxnjit.com/live and/or follow updates on Twitter http://twitter.com/tedxnjitand Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tedxnjit.
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About TEDx, where x = independently organized
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, TEDTalks 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, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com.
TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.
One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills.
With an enrollment of 11,300 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others.
NJIT ranks fifth among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $120 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.