DELRAY BEACH, Fla., (February 18, 2013) – commencing at 7:30 am, TEDxDelrayBeach, an independently organized event licensed by TED, will be held at Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square located at 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444. Featuring as the Emcee for TEDxDelrayBeach, Laura Berman Fortgang. Laura’s professional life is anchored by her international reputation as a pioneer and twenty-year veteran in the personal coaching field. Only one expression of her years supporting people to find meaning, purpose and satisfaction in their lives, Laura is also a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, TV personality (Oprah and All National Morning Shows), corporate spokesperson, interfaith minister and comedic performer.

Organized along the theme of “The Human Experience” the conference will feature 27 of leading thinkers, innovators, artist, philosophers and entertainers representing such diverse fields as technology, entertainment, visual and performance art, design, music, ecology, and education About TEDx, where 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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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. Started as a four-day conference inCalifornia25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.

For more information visit www.TEDxDelrayBeach.com

Media Contact:

Doris Muscarella (954) 240-4853 or email: setmefreemarketing@gmail.com

Becky Woodbridge (561)251-7059 or email: becky@tedxdelraybeach.com

 

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