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Theme: TEDxWilmingtonSalon on Kids

This event occurred on
December 16, 2021
Wilmington, Delaware
United States

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1007 North Orange Street
Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
United States
Event type:
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Aviva Legatt, EdD

College Admissions Expert
With over 15 years of experience in the higher education field, including as Senior Associate Director of Admissions at The Wharton School and as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera, Dr. Aviva Legatt been privileged to support and assist thousands of students and their families around the world with crafting a college application that stands out from the crowd and gets them accepted into the school of their dreams.

Joel Brown

Vice-President, Acute Care
Joel M. Brown II serves the Vice President of Acute Care, for the Medical Group at the Christiana Care Health System. He maintains operational responsibility for all Acute Care clinical practices that includes hospital medicine, surgery, critical care, radiology and other acute practices. In this role, he works in partnership with the Physician Executive, Acute Care to ensure ongoing creation of a collaborative practice environment with a focus on impacting health, standardizing clinical and business operations, and ensuring coordination of care.

Surinder Sharma

Reading is the foundation of future success. Children learn to read and subsequently read to learn. I created and co-founded Smart Kidz Club, a digital tool that enhances the reading and learning outcomes for young children by combining the power of mobile technology with the "just right" content for young kids. I envision Smart Kidz Club as being a place for all parents, teachers, and young children around the world to learn lessons that are relevant to our modern times and to prepare children for global academic advantage.

Tracey Quillen Carney

First Lady of the state of Delaware
Tracey’s focus as First Lady is to support efforts that, in a foundational way, help give children a chance to succeed. With funding and operational support from Casey Family Programs, she coordinates those efforts under the umbrella of the First Chance Delaware initiative. First Chance has three pillars – ending childhood hunger in Delaware; promoting early language skills; and advancing effective recognition of, and response to, childhood trauma. Tracey seeks to use the convening and outreach powers of the First Lady’s office to bring organizations together to work collaboratively toward those goals.

Organizing team


Wilmington, DE, United States
  • Jill Slader
  • Nathalie Antonov