TED Comes to Harlem

The Root Recommends: The upcoming TEDx event in Harlem, featuring Majora Carter, Marcus Samuelsson and more.


Editor's note: This piece has been updated to reflect the change in venue from the Apollo Theater to Riverside Church, located at 490 Riverside Drive in Harlem.

On March 27 TED, a global collection of conferences, and its program TEDx, which lets organizations and groups independently organize their own TED events, is headed to Riverside Church in New York City to discuss a wealth of topics important to the African-American community and beyond.

TEDxHarlem's themes range from health and wellness to civic involvement. And the list of speakers includes a bevy of influential professional and advocates, including UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Ivonne A-Baki and chef Marcus Samuelsson. TEDxHarlem hosts include green-economy visionary Majora Carter and Epiphany founder Coltrane Curtis.

TEDxHarlem will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. Additional information on the conference, and tickets to TEDxHarlem events, can be purchased on the TEDxHarlem website.

Location: Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027.

Dates and time: March 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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