Recap for Hidden No More: The Immigrants Within Our Community

With its promise of freedom and potential for unparalleled opportunity, America has been shaped since its inception by immigrants who accept the challenge of building new lives here. Because of war, love, hope, or necessity, each person brings a desire for a better future and...

August 19 Salon: Hidden No More

By 2050, one quarter of Jacksonville's population will be foreign born. At our next Salon, we'll examine the city's changing face and how the contributions of immigrants enrich our community. Jacksonville's immigrant population has increased steadily since the early 1990s, with significant growth in its European, Latino, and Asian immigrant populations.  The...

Truth or Consequences: Why the Media Still Matter

Recap for Truth or Consequences: Why the Media Still Matter

Open your phone. Which apps occupy the valuable real estate on your home screen? Facebook? Twitter? Snapchat? Which app would be the first you open to find breaking news? Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and other social media platforms may be the first place we look to for news,...

May 23 Salon: Truth or Consequences: Why the Media Still Matter

Americans’ trust in the media is at an all-time low. Even before “fake news” became a byword, a Gallup poll revealed that just 32% of people said they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. “Post truth,” defined as the state of...

Tapping Into Jacksonville’s “Incredible Jewels”

TEDxJacksonville dives into water activation with stellar panel at first event of 2017 at Jacksonville University Close your eyes for a moment and think about YOUR Jacksonville. I’m thinking about a place with distinct neighborhoods all bustling with a variety of arts, people, and food. A Jacksonville...

April 27th Simulcast: TED2017 Conference

TED2017: The Future You What does the future hold for you, for me, for us? In 2017, TED will balance a hard look at the seismic shifts that are altering the way the world works with insights into how we can foster personal learning, growth and empowerment....

April 5 Salon: Water, Duval’s Untapped Resource

Jacksonville owes its very existence to the waters that surround and flow through it. The city’s proximity to both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida’s longest river has yielded lavish opportunities for commerce, transport, tourism, recreation, sustenance and simple beauty. Yet despite its near ubiquity, water remains...

“Fear Less” TEDxJacksonville Conference Recap

I have watched the all-volunteer TEDxJacksonville team work on the “Fear Less” conference for the last 10 months. From our annual retreat out on Big Talbot Island last January, where we chose this year’s conference theme, to this past weekend at the Florida Theatre, when all...

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Women Kicking Ass

Our sold-out August Salon, Women Kicking Ass, served as a reminder that while women are enjoying unprecedented success in our community, many still experience gender (and racial) discrimination. A lot of intense topics were brought front and center. MOCA, TEDxJacksonville, and panelists curated a very...

August 25 Salon: Women Kicking Ass

TEDxJacksonville has partnered with the Museum Of Contemporary Art Jacksonville to host “Women Kicking Ass” on August 25th. This is the second Salon we've dedicated to this topic; the first WKA Salon, which we presented last July, was such a tremendous success and generated such wonderful...