By Crystal Paradis Follow | Public

TEDxPiscataquaRiver is a community-organized event where big ideas and challenges that affect our community are openly discussed.

Our mission is to spark conversation and ignite positive community action by bringing together community representatives and showcasing new ideas from local, regional and national voices across diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

— to provoke conversation among community leaders and members about the issues our community is facing, and enable those conversations to spread as far as possible;
— to expose attendees to new perspectives and innovative ideas and inspire them to think differently about the many topics discussed;
— to create a compelling call to action for each person attending and watching the event to make a real commitment to enact positive change in their community.

What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference on the west coast bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader, attracting A-list attendees and speakers who want to be associated with everything the TED brand embodies. TED produces two annual conferences along with the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

What is TEDx?
The TEDx program gives communities, organizations and individuals all over the world the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently under managed guidelines from TED.