The TEDxBrookdaleCommunityCollege event has been hailed as a resounding success, thanks to the speakers and crew’s hard work, dedication, and passion. The inaugural event saw a line-up of talented and inspiring speakers who shared their stories and ideas worth spreading with the audience.

From the host, Geoff Shields, to the technical crew who ensured everything ran smoothly, every member of the team played a crucial role in making this event possible. Their unwavering spirit of innovation, creativity, and commitment to excellence has left a lasting impact on all who attended.

The event showcased a diverse range of topics, from Maribeth Edmunds’ inspiring talk on giving voice to autistic adults to Marc Natanagara’s thought-provoking discussion on machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the future of education.

Each speaker brought their unique perspective and insight to the stage, leaving the audience with plenty to ponder and discuss.

The complete line-up of speakers at TEDxBrookdaleCommunityCollege included Emma Cardillo with “You’ll Regret This!”, Maribeth Edmunds – Giving Voice to Autistic Adults; Kim Fleming with “A Challenge Worth Accepting,” Sina-Imose Freihling with “An International Student’s Story,” Marlena Brothers Frank, Performer, and Speaker with “The Remarkable Simplicity of Happiness,” Matthew A. Kalos with “Are We ‘There’ Yet? Finding Identity in the Archaeological Record,” Martin F. McDermott with “Work is a Direction, Not a Destination,” Marc Natanagara – Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Education; Elaine Henry Oyaole, Poet with “1st poem, Geraldine Livingston Morgan Thompson 1872-1967: First Lady of New Jersey and First Lady of Brookdale; 2nd poem, An Odyssey of Teaching and Learning,” and Jesse Tango with “There is Now.”

The inaugural event’s success has not gone unnoticed, and we congratulate the co-chairs Ave Latte and Stephen Fowler, speakers and crew on their outstanding efforts. We wish them all the best as they continue inspiring and uplifting others with their ideas worth sharing.