Speakers with Amazing Ideas Sought for Fourth Annual TEDxLehighRiver


Speakers with Amazing Ideas Sought for Fourth Annual TEDxLehighRiver on Sept. 17, 2016

Application deadline is April 15.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Mar. 16, 2015 — The fourth annual TEDxLehighRiver, an independently-organized TED event, will take place on Sat., Sept. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. TEDxLehighRiver 2016 will include live presentations, pre-recorded TEDTalks, and networking/conversation about “Ideas Worth Spreading.”

TEDxTalks are presentations of innovative ideas from various fields. These short (18 minutes or less), carefully prepared talks, demonstrations, and performances are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder. All TEDx events provoke conversations that matter, while presenting multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many disciplines.

“We’re seeking people in our region who have original, captivating and eye-opening ideas and perspectives that will get us thinking and talking about our world,” said TEDxLehighRiver Organizer Lisa Getzler. “Our expert team will coach speakers on how to present their idea effectively and with flair. Speakers can come from any walk of life, any age, any profession (or no profession) and any education level. What’s most important is the power of their ideas and their passion for their topics.”

The TEDxLehighRiver Organizing Committee is inviting anyone who is interested in being considered as a presenter at TEDxLehighRiver 2016 to complete an online application here.

A Curating team of Organizing Committee members will review all applications. The Curating team will then ask selected applicants to submit a short video clip of their idea for further consideration. A group of finalists will meet with the Curating team in person. The presenters for TEDxLehighRiver2016 will be chosen from this group of finalists.

The deadline for applications to be a presenter at TEDxLehighRiver2016 is Friday, April 15. The Organizing Committee expects to announce this year’s speakers before the end of May.

About TEDxLehighRiver

TEDxLehighRiver, now in its fourth year, is committed to bringing the TED experience to the greater Lehigh Valley. A community-based volunteer initiative, TEDxLehighRiver is an independently organized TED event that brings together a diverse group of speakers and audience members to participate in a program of engaging and thought-provoking presentations and conversation. The TEDxLehighRiver team is pleased to be able to present live video streaming from the TED Conference to the community for the first time this year.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science and business to global issues and personal development — in more than 100 languages. More than 1,800 TED presentations logging hundreds of millions of views are available at TED.com.

About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA, serving eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. The mission of PBS39 is to educate, inspire, inform, and entertain, while stimulating the exchange of ideas for community enrichment. For more information, please visit www.wlvt.org.

About Allentown Symphony Association

The mission of the Allentown Symphony Association is to provide a first-class symphony orchestra and Hall, quality performing arts, and cultural education in partnership with the community. The historic, 1150-seat Miller Symphony Hall, the venue for TEDxLehighRiver in 2014 and 2015, is the premier performing arts facility in Allentown and home of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Now in its 64th season, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra is the leading symphonic ensemble in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. For more information, please visit www.allentownsymphony.org.

About Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation at Lehigh University

The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation aims to foster the entrepreneurial mindset that leads to creating value in the world. The Institute provides the Lehigh community with access to the skills, resources and connections needed to enable both for and non-profit entrepreneurial ventures to launch and prosper. Please visit http://baker.sites.lehigh.edu.


Information provided to The Valley Ledger by PBS39.

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