TEDxAlbany Announces Speakers for December 1 Event

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Independently organized event will feature presentations from regional leaders


The daylong event is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 and will feature talks from local thought leaders on a variety of topics.

Today TEDxAlbany, an independently organized event sponsored annually by Overit, announces its schedule of speakers and event registration for attendees. The daylong event is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 and will feature talks from local thought leaders on a variety of topics.

Jaye McBride, comedian, blogger and 2015 TEDxAlbany speaker, will serve as the emcee for this year’s event. Biographies of the speakers and descriptions of the upcoming talks are available at TEDxAlbany.org. This year’s speaker lineup includes:

  •     Diane Cameron, award-winning writer and journalist
  •     Rosa Clemente, United States community organizer, independent journalist, hip-hop activist and former 2008 vice-presidential running mate for the Green Party
  •     Jaqi Cohen, Let Your Voice Be Heard! radio correspondent and member of the New York Public Interest Research Group
  •     Mal Harrison, also known as ‘Ms. M’ from the Museum of Sex, opera singer and sexologist
  •     Nitzan Hermon, art director, creative technologist and researcher
  •     Philip Kim, educator, speaker, author and consultant
  •     Sam Necrason, business analyst at CommerceHub
  •     Ric Orlando, chef and owner of New World Bistro Bar, New World Home Cooking Café, and New World Catering
  •     John Sheehan, Adirondack Council’s director of communications
  •     Adam Siemiginowski, owner of The Hill at the Muza
  •     Cristin Steding, writer, backpacker and aspiring mountaineer
  •     John Vavalo, founder and CEO of Terradiol

For those interested in attending TEDxAlbany on Thursday, December 1, visit tedxalbany.org/participate/attend to register. Tickets cost $75 and include breakfast and lunch. Registration will also permit entry into a post-event networking event at Restaurant Navona.

TEDx events are independently-organized programs in communities around the world intended to promote conversation around a wide variety of topics. The annual TED Conference invites leading thinkers and doers to come together to share world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. TED speakers have included David Blaine, Bill Clinton, Ellen Gustafson, Imogen Heap and many more.

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 videos 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.com. 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 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.

About Overit
A leading full-service, integrated marketing agency, Overit has committed itself to providing regional, national and international clients with in-depth strategy, outstanding creative and superior digital services since 1993. It strives to achieve client goals while consistently exploring new ways to reach and engage audiences. The award-winning agency specializes in digital and traditional marketing, branding, website and application creation, content marketing, public relations and video, animation and audio engineering, all produced by its in-house team of strategists, creatives and developers. For more information about Overit, please visit overit.com and follow the agency on Facebook (overitmedia), Instagram (overitmedia) and Twitter (overit).

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