TEDxWashingtonHeights Coming To NYC on October 24th

New York, NY – TEDxWashingtonHeights, 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 TEDxWashingtonHeights 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 University’s Center of Ethnicity & Race)
  • Juan Sepulveda (Director White House Initiative On Educational Excellence For Hispanics)
  • Alisa Valdes Rodriguez (Best Selling Author, The Dirty Girls Social Club)

Known for featuring the world’s leading thinkers and doers, TED speakers have included the likes of Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

“The NGLC is honored to have been given this opportunity to organize such a special event as TEDxWashingtonHeights 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.

“Telemundo is proud to be sponsoring TEDxWashingtonHeights.  As a company we believe strongly in what the TED brand stands for, and subscribe to the concept of spreading dynamic ideas and thinking to affect change in the Hispanic media, marketing and entertainment worlds.  This special event is a testament to the incredible thought leadership that exists in our community,” said Jacqueline Hernandez, Telemundo COO.

TEDxWashingtonHeights is a half-day event hosted by The Hispanic Society of America located at 155th and 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.  $99 tickets are currently available online at http://www.TEDxWashingtonHeights.com.  For additional information about TEDx events visit http://www.ted.com/tedx.


Categories: NGLC Conference

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