Portsmouth, NH — Supporting the community. Encouraging big ideas and creative thinking. Staying true to our brand. Those are just a few of the reasons DeStefano Maugel Architects is sponsoring TEDxPortsmouth 2019. Happening Friday, September 13 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, the event features 16 compelling speakers, from a snow scientist to a student-artist crafting a nontraditional education, addressing the theme “Point of No Return.” A limited number of tickets are still available at The Music Hall box office and online at www.themusichall.org.

“We want to partner with innovative events like TEDxPortsmouth that are local and community-focused,” says Lisa DeStefano principal of the firm. “TEDxPortsmouth’s mission to share big ideas really resonates with us. It’s a great opportunity to come together with the community and be inspired by out-of-the-box thinkers and doers.”

TEDxPortsmouth is a daylong event that features artistic performances, food, and a strong community emphasis. This year’s hosts are mother/son duo Kathleen Soldati, author, marketer and former executive director of the Portsmouth Historical Society; and Emmett Soldati, a local entrepreneur and founder of Teatotaller, a Somersworth, NH, café that is a hub of LGBTQ+ programming, social justice and community gatherings.

This year’s attendees are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle or coffee mug to help make the event zero waste. More information is at www.tedxportsmouth.com as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About DeStefano Maugel Architects

For over 25 years, Maugel Architects has been shaping exceptional spaces and creating environments for innovation and growth. Our designs come to life in millions of square feet of commercial real estate throughout New England for a wide range of industries, including technology, life sciences, healthcare, industrial, mixed-use, multifamily, and custom residential. We value long term partnerships with clients, many of whom choose Maugel time and again to help them realize their vision.

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. 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).

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including an annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available for free on TED.com at http://www.ted.com/ and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily at
http://applepodcasts.com/tedtalksdaily, which is available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows Program, https://www.ted.com/participate/ted-fellows-program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, https://audaciousproject.org/, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, https://www.ted.com/attend/conferences/special-events/tedsummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed,
https://ed.ted.com/. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, https://www.ted.com/podcasts/ted-interview; Sincerely, X,
https://www.ted.com/podcasts/sincerely-x, and one of Apple Podcasts most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant, https://www.ted.com/podcasts/worklife.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.