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TEDxCapeMay Returns for "Truth Be Told"

CAPE MAY, N.J., June 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TEDxCapeMay returns to the Jersey Shore for its fourth season on Sunday, October 18, 2015, beginning at 9:30am for a full day of diverse performances and presentations under the provocative theme: "Truth Be Told." The TEDxCapeMay program features at least 12 outstanding speakers and performers, each challenged with presenting a novel "idea worth spreading" in 18 minutes or less. Along with added TED videos, attendees receive lunch and an afternoon open bar reception at Congress Hall. Tickets are $75 per person. To accommodate a larger audience, the event will be held at the performing arts theater of Lower Cape May Regional High School.

"As America's earliest seaside resort, Cape May has been at the intersection of our national discussion, a crossroad of ideas," says organizer Norris Clark. "Our 2015 program continues this tradition by gathering leading authors, artists, performers, politicians, commentators, scientists, and media personalities with ideas worth spreading. Our presenters will cover a broad array of timely topics, from crime to creative expression, medicine to media, and science to social issues, all under the theme, 'Truth Be Told.'"

Presenters will be announced through the summer as they are confirmed. Sponsors include Exit Zero Publishing, Midnight Media Group, 1 Trick Pony, Congress Hall Hotel, Cape May Brewing Company, Cape May Forum and the Lower Cape May Regional Education Association.

For more information, go to www.TEDxCapeMay.com

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, 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.

CONTACT: Norris Clark, 609-425-1325

Source: TEDxCapeMay