Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FM), in conjunction with the Fulton Montgomery Young Professionals Network (FMYPN) of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will host TEDxFMCC on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6pm at Raiders Cove on the FM Campus, 2805 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY. This is the Fulton-Montgomery region’s first TEDx event and will feature talks on Innovation in Education; Innovation in Healthcare; and Innovation in Community Development.
Innovation in Community:
Vince DeSantis - Member, Gloversville (NY) City Common Council, Lawyer, former Gloversville City Court Judge
Chris Curro - General Manager, Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, Gloversville
Innovation in Education:
Charles Giglio - Former Teacher, Gloversville High School; NY State Teacher of the Year 2015
Mike Dardaris - Principal and Chief Learning Officer, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery PTECH
Innovation in Healthcare:
Dr. Ronald Marsh - Physician, St. Mary's Healthcare, Amsterdam (NY)
Dr. Irina Gelman - Director of Public Health, Fulton County Public Health Department
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.