Tara Pattilachan

The Future Revolution of Cultural and Social Experiences Tara Pattilachan is a student journalist, neuroscience researcher, and VR enthusiast. Passionate about medicine and technology, Tara runs her own sci-tech news blog, Neurologic, and has written for the Huffington Post in the “Brain” science subsection for nearly three years, since her freshman year of high school. Besides writing regularly for sites such as Buzzfeed, Youth Tech Health and The Synapse Project, Tara also actively edits for The Axon Project, which covers topics on neuroscience. For her work in literature and neuroscience, Tara has received numerous accolades, such as the PTA Reflections […]

Matteo Raine-Stewart

Bringing Real World Community Back to Social Media Matt left the big city of Toronto after a diagnosis of leukemia which resulted in a positive, new lens on life. He moved to the mountains of British Columbia, Canada to build community With StoryTellers, Filmmakers & Cinematic Lovers as the Executive Director of the Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmakers. This will be Matt’s third TEDx talk, previously he has been spoken at TEDx Events in South Carolina and The Hague, Netherlands. He also had the pleasure of speaking at Canada’s Largest Social Media Conference and this year at that conference will […]

Dr Leesa Souto

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) system and its impact on global water initiatives Dr. Leesa Souto is the Executive Director for the Marine Resources Council and adjunct faculty at FIT. She grew up in S. Florida and after completing her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Florida State, she moved to Brevard County to help protect and preserve the beauty of this area. She received a Doctorate from UCF with expertise in urban ecology that links human geography, structures and behaviors to water quality impacts. Her research focuses on groundwater impacts to the lagoon, muck management strategies, fertilizer, and alternative landscapes. Her […]

John Hearin

Throwing Money in the Ocean: America’s Response to Beach Erosion John grew up in Daytona Beach, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering. He moved to the Space Coast in 1985, where he was a member of the Space Shuttle Launch team for nearly 20 years. As the Shuttle program was winding down he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. After graduation John served as an Assistant Research Professor at FIT for several years. He is currently working as a sub-contractor for […]

Debra L. Morrison

Feel The Financial Fear and Do It Anyway CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, International Motivational Speaker, Author and Certified Grief Coach, Debra has authored 3 books, Ms. Morrison’s Dictionary of Useful Financial Investment Terms, Common Sense Money Guide For Women, and My Husband Died, Now What? A Widow’s Guide to Grief Recovery & Smart Financial Decisions. She is also a Certified Grief Coach and an International Motivational Speaker. Debra is driven by the desire to share financial nuggets that help women feel empowered about their finances & their lives, regardless of circumstances. “I’m passionate about connecting, learning and teaching!”

TEDxCocoaBeach Tickets To Go on Sale Feb 15th!

The very first TEDxCocoaBeach on March 23rd, 2019 is going to be EPIC! We’re really excited for a compelling line up of speakers and discussions. ONLY 100 seats will be available for this premier event. Tickets are $50 and will go on sale February 15th. Tickets will be sold first come, first serve on February 15th! Limit three tickets per customer. Tickets can be purchased only on www.TEDxCocoaBeach.com. So keep your eyes on the website on Friday, when the tickets will be made available.

Fawn Germer

How to Save the Career You Didn’t Know was Sputtering Out Fawn Germer once had a jerk of a boss tell her she wasn’t going anywhere. She sure showed him. She is a four-time Pulitzer nominee and the best-selling author of nine books, including the Oprah book Hard Won Wisdom. Fawn is a global leadership speaker and has keynoted for dozens of Fortune 100 companies. After her mother was paralyzed in her 60s by a stroke, Fawn became hyperfocused on the power of living large and in the moment. She does not waste a minute and is an outdoor adventurer […]

Speaker Coach Ready to Roll

TEDxCocoaBeach is excited that Dr. Don McGrath has joined the team as a guiding hand to the 2019 Speakers for our event. He will analyzing their scripts and their presentation styles to help each person make the greatest impact with their idea. Dr McGrath is donating his time and expertise to TEDxCocoaBeach as a gift from The Speakers Pathway Coalition. Don McGrath, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and speaker, having written the best-sellers 50 Athletes Over 50, Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing, and The Climb: A Leadership Fable About Navigating Challenging Change. Don is Co-Founder of Speakers Pathway Coalition, […]

Shannon “Chief” Cherry

Shannon “Chief” Cherry by day is consultant that has worked successfully in technology for over 15 years. By night “Chief Cherry” is a featured jazz artist that performs across the east coast.

Dr. Justin Goldston

Dr. Justin Goldston is a leading expert on blockchain technology and its inclusion in business enterprises. His Talk at TEDxCocoaBeach will address the social implications of BlockChain Technology in today’s world.

2019 Speaker Line Up

TEDxCocoaBeach is excited to announce the line up of speakers for our March 2019 event. Details and bios to come soon… Debra L. Morrison: Feel The Financial Fear and Do It Anyway Fawn Germer: How to Save the Career You Didn’t Know was Sputtering Out John Hearin, PhD: Throwing Money in the Ocean: America’s Response to Beach Erosion Justin Goldston, PhD: How Blockchain Technology will Positively Change Our Everyday Lives Leesa Souto, PhD: Results of the first-ever comprehensive health analysis of the entire Indian River Lagoon (IRL) system and its impact on global water initiatives Matteo Raine-Stewart: Bringing Real World […]

What is TEDxCocoaBeach?

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCocoaBeach, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCocoaBeach event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

TEDxCocoaBeach is a Go!

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Thanks to the efforts of organizer, Bryan Bergeron, TEDxCocoaBeach is scheduled for March 23rd of 2019! The theme of the 2019 event will be “The Value of Shared Experiences”. This is intentionally abstract, and open to interpretation – so that it’s broad enough to leave room for a wide range of topics and speakers. We invite you to get involved, as a volunteer, or by submitting your idea. Keep your eye out for the invitations and applications!

Celebrate TEDxCocoaBeach!

WOW! What a great time! 8 great ideas, 8 great speakers, 8 great talks! 100 audience members who raved about the event! Our thanks to everyone who made this event a success… from Speakers to Volunteers to Audience members! We’re in the process of editing the videos now, they will be posted within the week, so keep your eye out, and make sure to share YOUR favorites. We’ll post those here and on our social media sites (FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram). ALSO, we have just a few tshirts left… Lg and XL… we’ll be happy to ship to you. Click here […]

Emcee Chosen for TEDxCocoaBeach

TEDxCocoaBeach has invited John Torres, an award-winning news columnist to emcee the March 23rd event. The emcee is responsible for keeping the show rolling, introducing the speakers, and inviting conversation during the breaks. John Torres is an award-winning news columnist, podcaster and author. He graduated from Fordham University and has worked for United Press International and Gannett. John has authored more than 60 non-fiction books for middle-schoolers. In his spare time John loves to write and perform music , act on stage in community theater, reading on the beach and spending time with his family.

TEDxCocoaBeach Tickets Selling Like HotCakes!

We tickets for sale on Friday the 15th and ONLY HAVE 47 LEFT! So if you (or someone you know) wants to be part of the conversation at TEDxCocoaBeach… Click here to get YOUR ticket (and please, SHARE!) Tickets are $50 + fees

Tickets on Sale!

The very first TEDxCocoaBeach on March 23rd, 2019 is going to be EPIC! We’re really excited for a compelling line up of speakers and discussions. ONLY 100 seats will be available for this premier event. We invite you to be a part of this discussion of emergent ideas that are worthy of discourse. Tickets are $50 and are available NOW! Tickets will be sold first come, first serve on February 15th! Limit three tickets per customer. Tickets are non-refundable.