TEDxTimesSquare to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Celebration of the TEDxTimesSquare "PUSHING BOUNDARIES" Event

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, May 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

TEDxTimesSquare, an organization committed to showcasing stimulating talks from thought leaders with a strong connection to Times Square and New York City, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. The TEDxTimesSquare "PUSHING BOUNDARIES" event will be held at MarketSite Friday, May 2, 2014 from 9:00AM to 1:30PM.

In honor of the occasion, speakers from TEDxTimesSquare will ring the Closing Bell.

To attend the TEDxTimesSquare "PUSHING BOUNDARIES" event all press requests should be sent to Josh Machiz at 212.231.5614, josh.machiz@nasdaqomx.com.

Who:

  • Dr. Deepak Chopra, The Chopra Foundation
  • Michael Kriak, COO and CFO, Mashable
  • George John, CEO and Co-Founder, Rocket Fuel
  • Edward Bilous, Director of the Center for Innovation in the Arts, The Juilliard School
  • Bill Goodwyn, President & CEO, Discovery Education
  • Dr. Jedd Wolchok, Chief of Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Ludwig Cancer Research
  • Kelly Parisi, Chief Communications Executive, Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children's Media, PBS
  • Bob Cancalosi, Director of Global Customer Education, GE
  • Jessica Banks, Founder, RockPaperRobot

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, May 2, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.      

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDNews, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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