We invite you to join us for FRICTION, TEDxJacksonville’s 10th anniversary conference. 

Our speakers will showcase fresh approaches to enduring problems and challenge our conceptions of what’s possible. Topics span the Industrialization of Space, Underwater Archeology, Artificial Intelligence, S.T.E.A.M., Civic Leadership, Business Innovation, the DNA of Addiction and more. Join your fellow intellectual explorers on October 22 for a day full of innovation, ideas, and inspiration.

Twelve speakers | Three artistic performances | Multiple engagement activities | Lunch | Afterglow party

Tickets are $125. A limited number of student tickets will be available for $64. Multiple lunch options are included with your ticket; you will be able to confirm your lunch selection before the conference.

Tickets to the conference are on sale now. Note that tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are likely to sell out quickly, so grab your ticket today!

Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster. Alternatively, tickets purchased in person will not incur Ticketmaster’s service charges, and can be obtained from the Vystar Veteran’s Memorial Arena box office, 300 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.




The conference will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m.
Registration opens: 9:30 a.m.
Session One: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Session Two: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Break: 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m
Session Three: 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m

AfterGlow Party: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Jessie Ball duPont Center

Multiple lunch options are included with your ticket; you will be able to confirm your lunch selection before the conference. Eat at the many tables set up inside the Jacksonville Performing Arts Center and along the river, or walk over the the VyStar breezeway. located at 76 West Bay Street, on the campus of VyStar Tower.

Keeping You SAFE

The safety and comfort of our TEDxJacksonville family is our top priority.

We will be following CDC health and safety guidelines for in-person events. Masks will be available for those who choose to wear them, and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the lobby area. Also, there are over 50 high-grade MERV-13 air filters throughout the building that are checked and changed regularly.

Further information about the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts COVID safety protocols may be found here.

Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts

300 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32202


Please note that the Terry Theater entrance is on Hogan Street, across from the new Landing Park. Conference attendees should use the Terry Theater entrance, rather than the main entrance of the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts on Water Street.