CHESTERTOWN, MD — On Saturday afternoon, March 1st, live speakers, best-of-the-best TED talks, performances and “Ideas Worth Spreading” will come to the Decker Theatre at Washington College, with the return of TEDxChesterRiver.
For more than 30 years, TED conferences (Technology, Entertainment, Design) have invited innovators, thinkers and do-ers from Colin Powell to Jane Goodall to give “the talk of their lives” in just 18 minutes. The results have been inspiring, entertaining, and sometimes just jaw-dropping.
Now, TEDxChesterRiver brings the excitement of TED to our local community. The theme this year is “Turning the Tide,” an exploration of people and ideas who are upending the expected, pushing the boundaries, and making change. Topics and speakers include:
The Odd Logic of Collaboration: Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr, Idiots’Books
The Freedom Riders: Frank Bond, Producer/Host, Newseum
The Birth of Steel Drums: Kevin Martin, Rock Creek Steel Drums
Science Cheerleaders: Tynesha McClain, Chemist, Patent Examiner, Cheerleader
The Human-Animal Bond: Meg Olmert, Warrior-Canine Connection
The End of Cancer as a Deadly Disease: Richard Thorp, ILSbio
“Is That an Anthropologist in My Pocket?”: Robbie Blinkoff, Anthropologist
Crossing the Milk Sea: Myron “Mike” Arms, Author, Explorer, Environmentalist
The Art of Global Mentoring: Mary Yerrick, Co-chair Emeritus, Vital Voices
The Shadow Journey: Crossing the Border: Kaitlin Thomas, Washington College
Disrupting the Internet: a presentation by Washington College InnovationTeam
Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the program ends at 5:30, followed by a happy hour reception. Registration for the event is available at TedXChesterRiver.com. Prices are $30 for general admission and $20 for seniors, students and Washington College staff. Registration includes reception and break. For more information about the event, go to TedXChesterRiver.com. And to view exciting past TED talks, visit TED.com.