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Theme: The New Era

This event occurred on
May 20, 2023
Hightstown, New Jersey
United States

TEDxHightstown will be the first-ever TEDx Conference that will be hosted in Hightstown, New Jersey, bringing professionals, celebrities, and public figures from a variety of areas together to present worthy ideas to the community.

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Event
8:00 - 9:00 pm- VIP Meet and Greet. Social Hour.

- Tickets are limited!!
- General Admission: $15
- VIP: $30 - Meet and Greet Speaker opportunity and front row seating!

Melvin H. Kreps Middle School
5 Kent Lane
Hightstown, New Jersey, 08520
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Agam Pandit

Global Business Entrepreneur/ Former Cricket World Cup Winner
Agam Pandit having been a celebrity with substantial experience in the market is a serial business entrepreneur and former Indian Cricketer. Being a part of the Indian Cricket Team that won the first ever Junior World Cup in 1996 and a First Class Cricketer for Goa, Agam holds a strong relationship with Cricket. Currently, Agam is a global business entrepreneur working on providing the world with green and clean energy. He shares strong establishments with top executives and individuals from political and business sectors around the world. A recognized diploma graduate from Harvard University, Agam has been honored and recognized by United States Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump and by other national figures such as Hillary Clinton, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Abu Dhabi King Sheikh Nayan, and many more.

Chhavi Verg

Former Miss NJ USA/Miss USA Runner Up 2017
Chhavi Verg is a New-York based model, actress, content creator, speaker, and former beauty queen. She was Miss NJ USA 2017 and first runner-up at Miss USA 2017, making history as the first Indian-American to advance to that level in the Miss USA competition. Following Miss USA and her graduation from Rutgers University, Chhavi began pursuing creative endeavors and has become a representative for South Asians in the fashion and entertainment spheres. She has amassed a following of up to 500,000 across all channels and is currently signed to Wilhelmina Models in NYC. She has been featured in music videos, on billboards, in magazines, and in various commercials. Chhavi is passionate about giving back to her community and is a strong proponent of women’s equality, empowerment, and education.

Deep Joshi

TEDxHightstown founder, organizer, and president.

Matthew Holsten

Former TV Personality/ Physics Teacher
Matthew Holsten is a former TV personality and a highly recognized individual in the science department who currently teaches Physics. He played a major role in the famous TV show "Blue's Clues" and the "Blue's Big Musical Movie". He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2016 and has been named one of New Jersey’s Top 30 Teachers Under 30, an honor that he has received from the New Jersey Education Association.

Salvatore Mandreucci

Salvatore Mandrecci widely known as "Sally Slices" is a famous Influencer with a following of over 4 million. He is a content creator and was born and raised in New Jersey, and has been a strong entertainer by providing motivational content through his social media channels. He also runs a family pizza business called "Marcellos".

Organizing team


  • Raj Vyas