TEDx Features INTAG CEO Bob Welsh

September 6, 2017


Harrisburg, PA (September 5, 2017) – TEDxHarrisburg organizers selected INTAG CEO Bob Welsh to present at this year’s TEDx event on October 15 at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Welsh and the other 11 presenters will address the event’s 2017 theme: Evolve. A community developer turned successful entrepreneur, Welsh has a unique perspective on evolution.

“I’m humbled to share my experience,” said Welsh. “My self education and career path have been all about evolution and INTAG is leading me on yet another incredible journey. I’m happy to help spark conversation.” Welsh’s TEDx Talk will focus on his counterintuitive evolution from a lifetime leader of nonprofits to his distinctly different role as chief executive officer of a rising commercial aquaponics company.

Welsh built the nationally recognized Jump Street Inc. and is the creative force behind award winning innovative education models and public-private partnerships, both nationally and internationally. Bob has lead community and economic development programs and organizations for twenty years and has overseen the inception and growth of more than seven private sector businesses and six non-profit organizations through his work in business incubators and economic development funds.

Welsh’s current venture, Integrated Agriculture Systems (INTAG), provides commercial solutions for food production, wastewater remediation, and STEM/STEAM education. INTAG aquaponics systems are used by commercial food producers, small batch growers, restaurants, farmers, and others, and more than 40 schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland to teach STEM/STEAM education and 21st century workforce development.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TEDx is a local, independently organized TED event at which TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark discussion and connection in a small group. The event is open to the public with tickets on sale through www.tedxharrisburg.com.