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  • 5th Annual TEDxPiscataquaRiver Set for September 8, 2017 - Viewing Parties, Live Feed Enable Hundreds to Explore Theme ''On Your Own Terms''

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    September 05, 2017
    For Release: September 1, 2017
    Contact: Crystal Paradis, crystal@tedxpiscataquariver.com, (603) 205-1561
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    5th Annual TEDxPiscataquaRiver Set for September 8, 2017
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    Viewing Parties, Live Feed Enable Hundreds to Explore Theme "On Your Own Terms"
    Portsmouth, NH – Final preparations are underway for this year’s TEDxPiscataquaRiver, scheduled for Friday, September 8, from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughn Street.

    Where to Watch
    The event, which sold out in two days, will be streamed free online; the official watch party is 9:30 am – 4:45 pm in the Hilton Garden Inn Room at the Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave. The party includes family-friendly, hands-on activities for families. Community members, as well as educators, can also organize their own watch parties by tuning in to the TEDxPiscataquaRiver live stream. A direct link to the live stream will be posted the day of the event at www.TEDxPiscataquaRiver.com.
    Just announced: TEDx performances will include appearances by Sojoy with special guest Junichi Fukuda and Seacoast West African Dance & Drum with special guest Namory Keita.

    Addressing "On Your Own Terms"
    Exploring the theme "On Your Own Terms," TEDxPiscataquaRiver is hosted by Monte Bohanan, director of marketing and communications at The Music Hall, Portsmouth, and Seacoast author, performer and teacher Stephanie Lazenby. Speakers and performers include local, regional, national and international presenters from the worlds of business, faith, education, innovation, philanthropy, athletics, music, art, and advocacy. A complete list of speakers and performers is here.
    Immersive art-making experiences, concepted and created by Circulus Arts, will help audience members explore the question “what are my terms?”

    More information on TEDxPiscataquaRiver speakers, partners and email alert sign ups is available at www.tedxpiscataquariver.com.

    Underwriting Partners currently include: Charity Starts Here, DTC Lawyers, HubSpot, Mulhern
    & Scott, The Music Hall, Northeast Credit Union, Optima Bank, Proximity Lab, Swell Media,
    and the University of New Hampshire. Production Partners include: 3S Artspace, Circulus
    Arts, DECK, DJ Skooch, Enna Chocolate, Film Unbound, Futuro, George Beland, Liz Favini Design, Kate & Keith Photography, Malloy Events, Manypenny Murphy Architecture, PMAC, Raya on Assignment, and Seacoast Flash.

    About TEDxPiscataquaRiver
    TEDxPiscataquaRiver is a community-organized event where big ideas and challenges that
    affect our community are openly discussed. Our mission is to spark conversation and ignite positive community action by bringing
    together community representatives and showcasing new ideas from local, regional and
    national voices across diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

    About TEDx (x= independently organized event)
    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 in a small group. 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). Since 2009, more than
    one billion people have viewed TEDx talks worldwide.
    What is TED?
    TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference
    on the west coast bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment,
    Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader, attracting A-list attendees and
    speakers who want to be associated with everything the TED brand embodies. TED produces
    two annual conferences along with the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open
    Translation Project and TED Conversations, the TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the
    annual TED Prize. Follow TED on Twitter @TEDTalks; on Facebook at
    http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.