TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. 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, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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. 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.

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 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, 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

 

Meet the Team 

      Kenneth Johnson

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               Organizer

Kenneth L.Johnson is a distinguished Diversity Recruiter and Executive Search professional with 20 years of experience delivering talent-acquisition solutions. In 2019 Kenneth was selected to facilitate weekly Career Workshops at The Google Learning Center New York City. He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council and is recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as a BE Modern Man. 

 

At East Coast Executives, Kenneth drives business results for clients through creative sourcing strategies and global recruiting programs as Founder and President. Kenneth is the Host and Executive Programmer of The Career Seekers Show on WPPM 106.5 in Philadelphia, PA.

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      Kenneth Johnson

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               Organizer

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Dr. Dan Young is the Director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program and Goldey-Beacom College and is the organizer of TEDxGoldeyBeacomCollege and curator of TEDxDover and TEDxHarlem.  He is also the creator and Executive Producer of the Firefly CHATs series during the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. Dan received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Marketing from the University of Delaware’s Honors Program and his Ph.D. in Marketing from Temple University. He has also taught at Temple University, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, the University of Delaware and Wilmington University. Dan has served on the Boards of many local organizations and currently serves on the board of the ACLU.

 As a serial entrepreneur, Dan has founded a number of companies, including the National Tailgating Association, NTA Motorcoach, and Young Consulting Group. 

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         Dr Dan Young

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            Co-organizer

         Dr Dan Young

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Kimberly Gray

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As the product of two DC Public School principals, education has always been an innate passion for Ms. Gray. Uvii is mobile-first education on-demand, a real-time virtual classroom for students at educational institutions and video repository for speaker seminars and skill training workshops. Uvii makes accessing the curriculum easier and more affordable with faster learning outcomes. Before Uvii, Ms. Gray worked in production for the entertainment industry with HBO, Viacom and Channel 13. Kimberly attended Howard University. 

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Kimberly Gray

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