Friday, March 5, 2010

Spend Saturday with the TEDxNYED Education, New Media and Technology Webinar

TEDxNYED, a conference examining the role of new media and technology in shaping the future of education, will take place this Saturday in Manhattan and will be webcast live at, allowing viewers around the world to join and engage in these “ideas worth spreading.”

TEDxNYED is operating under license from TED, organizers of the immensely popular TED Conference, an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx, a program of local, organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

TEDxNYED is independently organized by New York educators. At TEDxNYED, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connections. Individuals have been invited to share their insights and inspire conversations about the future of education. Attendees of the conference will participate via networking sessions where they will educate one another and, in the spirit of TED, help spread these ideas. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

TEDxNYED presenters include: Gina Bianchini, co-founder and CEO of Ning, one of the world’s most popular social networking websites; Amy Bruckman, leader of the Electronic Learning Communities research group at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Andy Carvin, Senior Strategist at NPR’s Social Media Desk; Dan Cohen, Director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University; Jeff Jarvis, author of the recent book What Would Google Do?, blogger at and Director of the Interactive Journalism program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism; Henry Jenkins, Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinema at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; Neeru Khosla, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the CK-12 Foundation, which aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market; Lawrence Lessig, pioneering creative commons advocate, director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Dan Meyer, acclaimed high school math teacher and blogger in Santa Cruz, CA; Jay Rosen, Professor of Journalism at NYU and press critic; George Siemens, Founder and President of Complexive Systems Inc. and author of the book Knowing Knowledge; Mike Wesch, dubbed “the explainer” by Wired Magazine, a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture; and David Wiley, Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. For more detailed bios please visit

The emcee for TEDxNYED will be my friend and colleague Juliette LaMontagne, a Leadership Coach for the Asia Society International Studies Schools Network and part of the NYCDoE iZone.


TEDxNYED will be webcast live at starting at 10am EST on Saturday, March 6, 2010. Join the conversation on Twitter using our hashtag #TEDxNYED or on our public Facebook fan page at

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  1. Ms. Nielsen,
    I hope this Webinar went well for everyone. It seems as though many teachers and educators would greatly benefit from TEDxNYED. As I commented before, I am taking a technology class for the University of South Alabama for Dr. Strange. He has had us read some articles and ideas from Michael Wesch which is one of the presenters at this Webinar. I have been looking into the TEDxNYED website. Thank you for posting this information. I will share this information with my classmates and some faculty at my school. I am also going to look up TEDxNYED on Twitter to find out more information.

  2. This TEDxNYED sounds like it will be an interesting Webinar. I think many individuals will be able to provide many great ideas and will benefit from others as well. I hope this Webinar will be successful for you and everyone else as well. Thank you!!