Brookdale Community College is gearing up to host its much-anticipated TEDx event on May 23, 2024, at the Performing Arts Center (PAC). This year’s TEDx promises to be an engaging exploration of ideas surrounding technology, entertainment, and design under the thought-provoking theme of “Are We There Yet?”

The event, scheduled from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. on the Lincroft Campus, will feature a diverse lineup of speakers, each poised to challenge perspectives and inspire change.

David Bassano: In his talk titled “Justice in Chiapas: A Journey Towards Rights,” he will delve into the struggles and resilience of Chiapas, Mexico, shedding light on the ongoing fight for justice and human rights.

Sarbmeet Singh Kanwal: Presenting “Redefining Science: A New Hope for Harmony,” challenging traditional beliefs in science and proposing a unified approach to understanding reality.

Yesenia Madas: Sharing her remarkable journey in the talk titled “Unbreakable: Triumph Over Adversity,” inspiring others to find strength in life’s challenges.

Montez Swartz: Exploring “Bridges of Connection: The Power of Interconnectedness,” highlighting the impact of human connections on our environment and each other.

Christian Rutty: Taking audiences on a thrilling ride with “Innovations in Motion: Racing Towards a Safer Future,” showcasing how auto racing innovations are shaping personal transport and societal habits.

Oscar Diaz: Advocating for greater female representation in STEM fields in the talk “Empowering Women in STEM: Breaking Barriers,” offering practical solutions towards gender parity.

Tracey Severns: Challenging perceptions of inclusivity in the talk “The Essence of ‘We’: Rethinking Community and Inclusion,” urging a reevaluation of collective identity for a better future.

Ali J. Taylor: Exploring the importance of self-discovery and inner fulfillment in the talk “Finding Yourself: The Journey Beyond Achievements,” offering insights on mental health and genuine happiness.

Philip Musey: Presenting “Filmmakers of The Inventor,” the filmmakers of the acclaimed short film The Inventor offer a compelling narrative of their journey to success. Philip’s deep exploration of Black male representation in cinema and Cabral’s journey from YouTube videos to a formal film education embodies their commitment to storytelling and amplifying diverse voices. Drawing from their experiences, they provide invaluable insights on concept development, scriptwriting, production challenges, and post-production finesse. The film screened at 11 festivals in 2022, was a finalist for a Warner Bros. Discovery short film competition, and was picked up by AMC Networks. More information can be found at:

TEDx Brookdale Community College 2024 promises to be enlightening, bringing together diverse perspectives and ideas to inspire positive change. Stay tuned for updates and highlights from this thought-provoking gathering.