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TEDxBocaRaton announces speakers for May 9 Conference at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

Mar. 28, 2014 - BOCA RATON, Fla.

TEDx, an independently organized TED event, announces its complete lineup of speakers for the Boca Raton conference. It is a program designed with the mission ideas worth spreading and will be held May 9 in the University Theatre on the Florida Atlantic University campus.

This is the Boca Raton debut of TEDx talks. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased at, which also carries the biographies and information on all expert speakers selected for this TEDx event.

TEDxBocaRaton will connect attendees with a unique collection of talks that will stimulate dialogue, engage the audience, and develop ideas at the local level. The conferenceís sessions offer a variety of topics. These enriching stories have been have been selected because they trigger ideas, create meaningful conversations, and expand thought.

From a philanthropic young beauty queen with an entrepreneurial spirit to a clinical psychologist and relationship expert, the speakers are knowledgeable, thought provoking, and worth hearing.

Among those presenting:

∑       Susan Hill Skemp. Susan is the Executive Director for the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC), Located at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Ms. Skemp will be sharing how the SNMREC engineers, faculty, and students are making a unique contribution to a broadly diversified portfolio of renewable energy for the nationís future.

∑       Wendy Steele launched and led an innovative pass-through foundation called Impact 100 which brings transformational grants to the communities it serves across five broad focus areas: Culture, Education, Environment, Family and Health & Wellness. This concept has been replicated in many cities around the globe and featured in numerous books, magazines & news stories, including the CBS Evening News & People Magazine.

∑       Dr. Paula Bloom connects with clients and audiences in an engaging and down-to-earth style, and has been described as a compassionate truth teller. She focuses her passion for helping others on finding a greater sense of productivity, purpose, and meaning in their relationships and lives.

The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently across the country. TEDís celebrated format: A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances (at live events like this May 9 one, as well as TEDTalks videos from

 For a list of speaker biographies, information about the event and ticket purchase, please visit

Teana McDonald