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Theme: "Truth Be Told"

This event occurred on
October 18, 2015
9:30am - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Cape May, New Jersey
United States

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, from 9:30am-5:00pm, TEDxCapeMay 2015 explores the theme "Truth Be Told" through outstanding and innovative presenters from a wide variety of fields. The event takes place in our performing arts theater and includes lunch followed by an open bar reception at the Congress Hall Hotel. See

The Paul Schmidtchen Theater
687 U.S. 9
Cape May, New Jersey, 08204
United States
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Andy Suzuki & The Method

Andy Suzuki has been singing since before he could walk. Born to an American-Jewish mother and a Japanese father, he was exposed to a world of sounds from an early age, spending much of his childhood singing in different languages. This cultural diversity and growing up in the melting pot of Washington, DC gives him the unique perspective from which he writes and plays music. While attending Brown University, Suzuki teamed with hand percussionist Kozza Babumba, the grandson of Grammy Award-winning Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji; as "Andy Suzuki & The Method", Andy and Kozza have performed across Asia and the US, including at TEDx CIA. See

Brad Jenkins

Executive Producer
Brad Jenkins is the Managing Director and Executive Producer of Funny Or Die DC. For the last four years, Jenkins served as President Obama’s liaison and director of engagement to the creative and advocacy communities, bringing together creative executives, advocacy leaders, and some of the world’s biggest stars to advance the President’s agenda -- including his Emmy-award winning "Between Two Ferns" interview on the Affordable Care Act. See

Carl Van Horn, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Policy
Carl Van Horn is Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the founding Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( He is also a member of the graduate faculties of the Department of Political Science, the Graduate School of Education, and the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers.

Dr. Lenore Tedesco

Dr. Tedesco has worked as a scientist at the interface of natural areas restoration and community engagement for most of her career. After more than 20 years as a professor, and a decade as the director of a university-based environmental research and education center, she became the Executive Director of the Wetlands Institute in 2011. Since her arrival, she has undertaken several coastal and wetland restoration projects and transformed the Wetlands Institute into a place of engaging, hands-on, feet wet education and conservation where natural resources stewardship is at the heart of the Institute’s mission. Tedesco’s work in water resources and wetlands includes projects in France, Germany, Australia and Russia. She has an undergraduate degree in Geology from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the University of Miami. See

Dr. Nathalia Holt

Dr. Nathalia Holt is the author of Cured: The People who Defeated HIV (Dutton 2014) and Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (Little, Brown, 2016). Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science and Time. She is a microbiologist who has trained at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard University, University of Southern California and Tulane University. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Boston, MA. See

Jean Shin

Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Her work has been widely exhibited in major national and international museums, including in solo exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona (2010), Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC (2009), the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia (2006), and Projects at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (2004). See

Jeff Zucker

Business executive
Jeff Zucker is the CEO and Co-founder of Dallas, Texas based A|D Vault, Inc.,creator of MyDirectives® and MyDirectives MOBILE™. See or

Marc Summers

Comedian, TV host and executive producer
Marc currently hosts the longest-running show on Food Network, "Unwrapped", a job he has held for eleven years. He has also hosted "Next Food Network Star", "Ultimate Recipe Showdown", and many specials for the channel. As an executive producer, Summers' credits include "Dinner: Impossible", "Food Feuds" and "Restaurant: Impossible". Some will remember him as the former host/producer of Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” and “What Would You Do?” while others will remember him from his days on ABC’s “Home Show,” where he doubled as both correspondent and guest host.

Max Strom

Wellness Instructor
Max Strom teaches personal transformation, mindfulness, and yoga worldwide and is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students. His Inner Axis method addresses the internal aspects of our life and our potential for physical and emotional healing. He is the author of "A Life Worth Breathing," and, "There is No App for Happiness."

Michael Welner, M.D.

Forensic Psychiatrist
Trusted by both sides of the most complex legal cases in the United States and abroad, Dr. Welner has distinguished himself as one of North America’s top practitioners of forensic psychiatry. He has had pivotal impact on some of the most sensitive cases in America in recent years. Courts in over forty states and ranging from Guantanamo to Hong Kong have relied upon Dr. Welner to transcend the pressures of intense litigation, and resolve particularly challenging forensic mysteries with evidence-based and definitive case examination, analysis, reports, and testimony. See

Paige Adams

Student, Lower Cape May Regional High School
Paige Adams is a senior at Lower Cape May Regional. Enrolled in all AP classes, she is Captain of the Varsity Cheerleading squad, Student Body President, Treasurer of the LCMR Key Club and is a part of National Honor Society. Outside of school, Paige is a competitive dancer and gymnast. She dances at Jersey Cape Dance and Gymnastics Academy more than 20 hours per week. Paige has been dancing at Jersey Cape Dance since she was 2 years old. She plans to go to a university in California, particularly in Los Angeles, to study medicine.

Organizing team


Cape May, NJ, United States
  • Norris Clark
  • Jen Vana
  • Curtis Bashaw
  • Walter Schoenknecht
    Program advisor
  • Rob Reed
    Branding advisor
  • Steve Snyder
    Branding Advisor
  • Jackie Romano
    Program advisor
  • Michelle Callaway
    Program Advisor
  • Sandra Bloodworth
    Program Advisor
  • Sandford Keziah
    Program Advisor
  • R.Jay Magill
    Program Advisor
  • Jack Morey
    Program Advisor
  • Jack Wright
    Promotion Advisor
  • John Luther
    Technical Advisor