TEDx Washington Heights, a premiere event organized by NGLC and sponsored by Telemundo, is coming to New York City’s The Hispanic Society of America on Monday, October 24, 2011. 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. Five dynamic Latino thought leaders combined with TEDTalks videos will be featured throughout the event that is intended spark deep discussion and connection among those who attend. Similar to TED, an organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, each of the following TEDx Washington Heights speakers will be asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.
Maria Teresa Kumar (Executive Director &Co-Founder, Voto Latino)
Flavio Morales (SVP, Programming &Production, mun2)
Frances Negron-Muntaner (PHD, Dir. Of Columbia U.Center of Ethnicity & Race)
Juan Sepulveda (Dir. White HouseInitiative On Educational Excellence For Hispanics)
Alisa Valdes Rodriguez (Best Selling Author, Dirty Girls Social Club)
“The NGLC is honored to have been given this opportunity to organize such a special event as TEDx Washington Heights which brings together an impressive line-up of speakers who believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. All with a passion for Latino culture,” said David Chitel, NGLC Chairman and Founder.
TEDx Washington Heights is a half-day event hosted by The Hispanic Society of America located at 155thand Broadway in New York City. Registration begins at 1pm followed by the main event and cocktail reception. Attendance is limited to an intimate group of 100 people.
A few $99 tickets are still available online at http://tedxwashingtonheights.com/
For additional information about TEDx events visit http://www.ted.com/tedx
This is one of my favorites TED Talks featuring the incomparable Sarah Jones. Dominicans and Washington Heights make an appearance so make sure you check it out.