TEDxWCC is a newly created independently organized TED talk to be held on the main campus of Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York on Wednesday, March 17, 2017. There will only be 100 tickets available to students via an application process on this website. This event is a non-profit conference featuring a wide-range of speakers covering diverse topics within the overall TED theme "Ideas worth sharing".
About the Team
Ed is the founder and executive producer of TEDxWCC. A creative and hardworking staff member at Westchester Community College where he is focused on marketing, advertising, photography, and video. Edward is President of the Staff Council and sits on numerous committees including, President's Communication Council, Sustainability Committee, Academic Leadership Council, and the Transportation Committee. Edward is a SUNY poster child with an A.A.S. in Graphic Arts and Visual Communications from SUNY Orange, a B.A. in Photography from SUNY Albany, and a M.S. in Information Design & Technologies from SUNY Poly Tech. His interests include Transhumanism, VR, AR, Technocracy, Brain-Computer Interactions, Human-Computer Interactions, Nutrition, Photography, and Land Rovers.
Henry is entering his final semester at Westchester Community College graduating with a degree in Liberal Arts: Social Science. Henry currently serves as President of the Student Government Association among club roles. When Henry is not at school, he loves to read, eat, travel and discuss the meaning of life. Henry will be representing WCC at the University of Cambridge in the U.K this summer and will transfer to a four year university.
Rebecca will be graduating from Westchester Community College this May with a degree in Liberal Arts: Social Science. She has been very active on campus having been the Secretary for the Student Government Association and an officer of several clubs. Outside of school she enjoys going to the theater and traveling. Upon graduation, Rebecca plans transferring to a four year college and will be majoring in Political Science.
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.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.