TEDxJacksonville | 2014 Annual Conference

Event Details

WJCT Studios
October 2014

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(un)knowing

Knowledge is indeed power. It elevates and liberates those who possess it. It also provides comfort and a sense of security, giving us the illusion of mastery over forces that still are not fundamentally understood.

But knowledge can also oppress: It can impose checks and labels on others; it can be used for evil as easily as for good; and the hoarding of knowledge is the tool of tyrants.

At what point does all that we’ve learned, and the history we’ve written, begin to limit how we perceive the possible? Must the experiences that have shaped us, shape our future experiences?

The answer lies in whether we can cultivate the art of (un)knowing. (Un)knowing is not ignorance. It isn’t a failure to remember.

(Un)knowing is a prescription for confronting our ideas and beliefs, embracing circumstance, and moving boldly toward change.

Talks

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Pastor Michael Smith | Black Murder is Normal

2014 Speakers, Human Rights, Race, Social Justice, Stereotypes

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Ted Powell | When Your Mind Works Against You

2014 Speakers, Fear, Health, Mental Health, Stereotypes

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Ali Butcher | Re-Imagining Urban Space

2014 Speakers, Arts & Culture, Community, Placemaking, Policy, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Urban Planning

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Ed McMahon | Where am I? The Power of Uniqueness

2014 Speakers, Community, Historic Preservation, Placemaking, Sustainability, Urban Planning

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Judi Herring | Gender Bound

2014 Speakers, Diversity, Health, Intersex, LGBTQIA, Medicine

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Spring Behrouz | The Dynamic Future of Neuroscience

2014 Speakers, Brain Injuries, Data, Medicine, Memory, Technology

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Herb Donaldson | How To Survive an Execution

2014 Speakers, Capital Punishment, Incarceration, Justice System, Race

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Aman Mojadidi | Swimmin’ With Existential Gators

2014 Speakers, Arts & Culture, Community, Diversity, Stereotypes

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Chip Southworth | Art, A Powerful Conduit For Change

2014 Speakers, Activism, Arts & Culture, Diversity

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Cullen Hoback | We Don’t Have a Privacy Problem

2014 Speakers, Digital Privacy, Human Rights, Policy, Social Media, Technology

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Sara Gaver | Beyond Face Value

2014 Speakers, Disability, Discrimination, Equity, Human Rights, Inspiration, Stereotypes

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Warren Anderson | Belonging to the Universe

2014 Speakers, Nature

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Performers

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Closing performance | JJ Grey, Joseph Shuck, Mama Blue, and The John Carver Band

2014 Performers, Musical Performance

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The John Carver Band | Intricate Melodies & Precision Harmonies

2014 Performers, Acoustic Rock

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Mama Blue | Sultry Sister of Soul

2014 Performers, Blues, Jazz, Musical Performance

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JJ Grey | Front Porch Soul

2014 Performers, Musical Performance, Swamp Rock

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Joseph Shuck | Bringing It Home

2014 Performers, Musical Performance

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What to Expect at a TEDxJacksonville Conference . . .

Expect to make connections. Those moments between the talks, when you’re meeting new people and sharing thoughts about what you’ve just heard, are as important as what happens in the theater — because that’s when the ideas that matter actually start spreading.

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