CMBC Sponsors TedxCapeMay for the Fourth Year
If someone needs for us to step up and Be a Good Neighbor, then we’re gonna do what we can to step up and Be a Good Neighbor. We can’t do it all the time — there are so many worthy organizations in the area that we’d love to help, but resources are limited.
Nonetheless, TEDxCapeMay is one that’s near and dear to our hearts.
“It was an honor being asked to speak four years ago,” Ryan says. “We’d barely been open two years, and to get recognized as an authority to speak at such an auspicious event, it was a thrill.”
TEDx is an offshoot of the famous TED talks that can unexpectedly suck you in on a lazy Saturday while browsing YouTube. They never fail to be overwhelmingly interesting, and Ryan’s was no exception.
“CMBC is part of the Cape May community experience,” says event organizer Norris Clark, “as well as the TEDxCapeMay experience, not only for the 1200 people who have attended the event in person, but thanks to CMBC, over 600,000 people from around the country have seen our talks, including the one given by CMBC owner Ryan Krill.”
Ryan’s talk — “The Nature and Nurture of Beer” — spoke to the larger beer culture: what it is about our favorite beverage that brings people together?
“That was our first year sponsoring the event,” Ryan recalls. “Since then, we’ve become an important part of this community, and this is an event that we’ve been proud to support over the past four years.”
This year’s program — New Depths — is headlined by none other than Grammy-winning musician, producer, and humanitarian Wyclef Jean of the Fugees. Besides playing seven instruments, leading a legendary hip hop group to international acclaim, and producing hits for artists as varied as Carlos Santana and Whitney Houston, Wyclef has never forgotten his refugee roots. He still carries a deep sense of Haitian pride as well as a passion for public service and social activism. His career has brought an increased knowledge and respect for his homeland, and he’s played a huge role in improving his nation’s image throughout the world.
Further speakers include Vanessa Vitola, addiction recovery advocate; Gordon Chiu, inventor; Daryl Davis, musician, author, actor, and social activist; Sarah Stevenson, a leader in emerging immersive technologies; Regina Asmutis-Silvia, marine biologist; Blaine Rothauser, conservation biologist; and Richard Lee, anti-slavery activist.
“CMBC brings ‘new depths’ to the Cape May experience, and to TEDxCapeMay,” Norris says. “It’s beers worth sharing over ideas worth spreading.”
Sounds good to us!
TEDxCapeMay is on Sunday, October 15, from 10am-3:30pm at the Paul Schmidtchen Theater at Lower Cape May Regional High School. Tickets — available here — are $60 and include the full program, snacks, gifts and an open bar lunch reception at Congress Hall, where our brews will be flowing.
Don’t miss it!