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NJIT to host TEDxNJIT with 'transformations' theme on April 3

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On April 3, The New Jersey Institute of Technology will be hosting TEDxNJIT with a theme of transformations focusing on sustainability and innovation.

The event will be held in the Jim Wise Theater on the campus and will also be live broadcasted and available to viewers worldwide, according to the university.

The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature leaders in the field. TED is a nonprofit organization "devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less.)" the company states on its website.

According to the university, confirmed speakers include:

Martina Decker, NJIT assistant professor, know for designing sustainable structures.

Donald H. Sebastian, NJIT senior vice president of research and development.

Jinisha Patel, NJIT student from the College of Computing Science Energy consultant Jigar Shah, author of "Creating Climate Wealth", founder of SunEdison and first CEO of Carbon War Room.

Tim Lefens, founder of Artistic Realization Technologies, the A.R.T. program is a method for severely physically challenged individuals to create art.

Joe Solmonese, director and founding partner of Gavin/Solmonese.

Robert Lucky, former Telecordia research head.

The event costs $30 per ticket for the public as well as NJIT faculty, staff and alumni. Student tickets will cost $15. To purchase tickets, register online at http://tedxnjit.com/register/. There are only 100 tickets available, and food and drink is included with a ticket purchase.


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Emily Bader

Emily Bader

Emily Bader is the Web Editor and Social Media Coordinator at NJBIZ. She is a Brielle, N.J. native and a Rutgers University alum. You can contact her at emilyb@njbiz.com.

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