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TEDxCrestmoorPark - Eric Elkins - The Dating Dad

Eric Elkins used to be a scientist. And he used to be a cook in restaurants. And he was once an elementary school teacher. Then he was youth content editor at The Denver Post, the co-founder of a new media company, and the VP of marketing at a very cool startup. Now Eric is a social media strategist, author, professional speaker, and owner of (, a social media strategies agency. His first novel, "Ray, reflected" (, was preceded by his teacher research book, "School Tools: Structures for Learning," ( He's also co-founder of E-3 Events (, dedicated to producing Jewish arts and culture experiences for young adults. More importantly, Eric is the single father of a charming and precocious daughter. And because he learns best by telling stories, he writes about his joys and humiliations in parenting and romance on his Dating Dad blog ( Also: he loves to kiss. 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)
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