About TEDxAsburyPark

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Connecting Open Minds in Monmouth County

TEDxAsburyPark (formerly TEDxNavesink) is the largest and highest-rated TEDx conference on the east coast. In 2020 we will be on the stage of the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Our volunteer-based organization sponsors a series of events throughout the year dedicated to education, community, innovation, and “ideas worth spreading” and an annual conference in May.

Based at the Jersey Shore, we are honored to have over 100 businesses, nonprofit leaders, professionals, students from local universities, and sponsors volunteering their time and talent to plan, manage, and fund our annual conference, which is centered around a common theme. Our efforts culminate in a stimulating day of nonfiction theater when we discover and curate more than 25 speakers, entertainers, and artists who share their stories, ideas, and music, sparking deep discussion and community connections.

TEDxAsburyPark is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community and the world.

Our Sponsors

Meet the Team

Brian Smiga


Marcia Blackwell


Kara Blasco

Growth Strategy & Engagement  Director

Christine Burke

Speaker Team Director

Lauren Concar

Videography Director

Shelby Holliman

Engagement Communications, Associate Director

Grant Lucking

Partner Relations

Sharon Mahoney

Publishing, Marketing, & Communications, Associate Director

MK Harby

Head Speaking Coach

Magda Nassar

Technical Director

John Orefice

Stage Production Director

Nirva Patel

Lead Web Developer

Carl Perino

Educational Outreach Director

Melissa Tardiff

Editorial Director

Andrea Uhl

Social Media, Associate Director

About TEDxAsburyPark

TEDxAsburyPark is the largest, highest-rated TEDx conference on the east coast. Join us at our 8th annual all-day show at The Two River Theater, Red Bank, featuring 20 TED talks, entertainment, conversations, and network reception. Become a subscriber for exclusive invitations and ideas worth spreading.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.