About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. 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, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. 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.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDNews, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.

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, 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 Newark Academy
A 6-12 independent day school in Livingston, New Jersey, Newark Academy offers over 580 students from 80 different New Jersey communities a rigorous academic program. Newark Academy was the first school in NJ to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The goal of many schools is academic engagement. This means learning how to be a responsible student—e.g. doing homework, participating in class, preparing for assessments—and, therefore, doing well in school. Our larger goal is intellectual engagement. Young people learn best and grow the most when they feel part of something bigger than themselves—something inspiring, meaningful, fun and fulfilling. They want to feel challenged and supported as they explore their world–unafraid to push into new territory intellectually, emotionally and physically. Newark Academy is a place that encourages and celebrates every student in this wonderful journey.

Lead Event Organizers

Kayla McKay, ’18, Student Leader

Melody Xiao, ’18, Student Leader

David You, ’19, Student Leader

Madeline McEvoy, ’19, Student Leader

Ailie Jack, ’19, Student Leader

Ian Nazimal, ’20, Student Leader

Grace Bu, ’20, Student Leader

Joseph Yow, Faculty Leader

Mary Lysinger, Faculty Leader

Benson Hawk, Faculty Leader

Richard DiBianca, Faculty Leader