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Environmental champion Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at TEDxHudson

September 27, 2014: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534 map
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Riverkeeper’s chief prosecuting attorney and board chair, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will be speaking at TEDxHudson at the Hudson Opera House on Sept. 27. He will be introduced by Alice Waters, one of the most influential figures in the sustainable food movement, who is attending as the guest of honor at this inaugural TEDxHudson event.

Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” TEDxHudson will feature nationally recognized leaders alongside local speakers for a daylong event celebrating the region’s past and its future.

“The protection of our waters and the responsible stewardship of our resources are chief among ideas worth spreading if we are to entrust future generations with a sustainable environment,” said Kennedy.

Mona Talbott, a former Chez Panisse cook and founding chef of the Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome, will provide lunch for the 250 guests expected to attend TEDxHudson. Her newest joint venture, Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions will open in October at 323 Warren St., Hudson.


10am Registration
11am Session 1
2pm Session 2
4pm Session 3
6pm Cocktail Reception

Tickets to TEDxHudson are $85, and include lunch and a cocktail reception. Tickets can be purchased by calling 518-822-1438 or online at For further information about TEDxHudson, please email

The Hudson Opera House is New York State’s oldest surviving theater and a cultural beacon in New York’s Hudson Valley. From its founding in 1855 as Hudson’s City Hall through 1962, when the building was abandoned, the Hudson Opera House was a popular stop for traveling performers, authors, and lecturers. Notable speakers included the transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson and the poet Bret Harte; Susan B. Anthony visited at least twice, speaking out against slavery and for suffrage; and, in 1914, Theodore Roosevelt regaled a crowd with his adventures in Africa. TEDxHudson carries forth this great tradition to bring today’s inspiring speakers together to explore our event’s theme of “Crossroads.”

Keep the Hudson River flowing!
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