Enterra Sponsors TEDxGeorgeSchool Event
June 05, 2017
If you are curious and connected, you have undoubtedly heard about TED events. TED (Technology, Education, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California thirty years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. 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. One such event, sponsored in part by Enterra Solutions, LLC, was held Saturday, June 13, 2015, in the George School Fitness and Athletics Center (1690 Newtown Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA).
Speakers participating this exciting event included: Author Mark Whitaker, the first African-American leader of a national news weekly; Dr. Emily Falk, a professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenburg School for Communication; Medard Gabel, Executive Director of Pacem in Terris, a grassroots, non-violent, member-supported organization working on global, national, and local peace and justice issues; Dr Sarahh Scher, an Assistant Professor at Upper Iowa University whose specialty is pre-Columbian cultures; Erica Nakajima, M.D., Vanderbilt University, whose focus is cancer metabolism; novelist Emily Laybourne; Allen S. Keller, M.D., NYU School of Medicine, who has researched the impact of landmines on civilian populations; Dr. Tracy Ore, Sociology Professor at St. Cloud State University, who researches sustainable agriculture; and Dr. Adam M. Finkel, Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation, which focuses on protecting people from environmental hazards.