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TEDxCapeMay Finds "Common Ground" on Sunday, October 14, 2018


TEDxCapeMay Finds "Common Ground" on Sunday, October 14, 2018

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CAPE MAY, N.J., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDxCapeMay returns to the Jersey Shore for its seventh season on Sunday, October 14, 2018 to find "Common Ground" with 12 outstanding speakers and performers, each challenged with presenting a novel "idea worth spreading" in 18 minutes or less. Topics range from the #MeToo movement to birding, to harnessing solar power from space. Presenters include actress Dee Wallace (the mom from Steven Spielberg's ET: The Extra-Terrestrial), internationally acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley and Grammy Award winning musician James Mtume.

Attendees also receive snacks, gifts and an open bar lunch reception at the Congress Hall Hotel. Tickets are $60 per person. Program only tickets (without reception) are available for $30 and student tickets are available for $10.

Setting the stage for the main TEDxCapeMay event is TEDxCapeMaySalon entitled "Our Unexpected Connection to Dolphins." This three-hour boat cruise includes a TEDx presentation, lunch and open bar aboard the Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center.  

"This year we're finding common ground through citizenship, gender, animals, music, and between earth and space," says organizer Norris Clark. "We are also featuring ideas worth spreading with students selected from several area high schools."

Since 2012, TEDxCapeMay has drawn nearly 1500 attendees for over 60 talks that have been viewed online by over 1 million people worldwide. Globally, TEDx talks were viewed by over one billion people last year.

Sponsors include Exit Zero Publishing, Midnight Media Group, One Trick Pony, Congress Hall Hotel, Cape May Brewing Company, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, Nauti Spirits, and Cape May Forum.

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. 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.)

About TED
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 speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, 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.


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