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March 10, 2020
6:00 PM
PBS39/Lehigh Valley Public Media
839 Sesame St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Always/Never; Sometimes/Maybe.

Join us as we explore the human capacity for imperatives that are Always or Never, and the trade offs we are willing to make, Sometimes or Maybe.


The theme of this event is meant to evoke in our audience new ways of understanding and thinking about human imperatives, juxtaposed with our willingness and ability to make trade offs that may indeed be beneficial, depending on one's perspective. Focusing on the categorical imperative as defined by Immanuel Kant, it denotes an absolute, unconditional requirement that must be obeyed in all circumstances, and is justified as an end in itself.

What are the categorical imperatives that we have, or are willing to negotiate in the complex global society of 2020? Will we be better off for doing so? How? Why?


Your ticket includes: a mix and mingle with light food and refreshments; 6 live Talks from our chosen speakers; and the opportunity to stroll through a display of new and innovative ideas that we call Innovation Alley, and meet the entrepreneurs behind them. 


DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020


TIME:  Doors open at 6:00PM for mix & mingle with light food and refreshments, and a stroll through Innovation Alley.  Program begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm.


PARKING IS FREE:  Follow the PBS39 Event Parking signs.

Priority seating for first 100 people to arrive. Meet and mingle with other people in the Greater Lehigh Valley community who love TED Talks.

This event is being organized and hosted by TEDxLehighRiver, the  independent, local producers of the Greater Lehigh Valley's community-based TED event. 


Connect with TEDxLehighRiver online and on social media:


YouTube: Videos
Search YouTube/TEDxLehighRiver to hear our past speakers 

Twitter: @tedxlehighriver


* Please note: We are also working on a "snow date." We will list the snow date here once it is confirmed. 


A community-based volunteer initiative, TEDxLehighRiver is an independently organized TED event in the Greater Lehigh Valley that brings together a diverse group of local speakers and audience members to participate in a program of engaging and thought-provoking presentations and conversation. The first TEDxLehighRiver was held in April 2013 with the Allentown Symphony Association, Lehigh University, PBS39, and Carolyn Katwan as the founding partners. TEDxLehighRiver is modeled after hundreds of other TEDx events worldwide.... Read More
PBS39/Lehigh Valley Public Media
839 Sesame St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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