What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxJacksonville, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxJacksonville event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Over the last seven years, TEDxJacksonville has hosted a series of Salons, simulcasts, and annual conferences on issues that matter to our community. We love that every year our audience has gotten bigger, but in 2019 we want to do something different: we want to recommit to creating smaller, more intimate opportunities for meaningful conversations with one another.
That’s why we’re launching the TEDxJacksonville Idea Club. We’ll host informal viewing parties of pre-selected TED talks regularly at locations around Jacksonville. Each event will be limited to 25 attendees. The goal is to bring together a diverse audience, fueled by curiosity and a sense of purpose, to dive deeper on subjects of interest to our community. We’ll discuss your thoughts, listen to alternative perspectives, and push problems into the open where they can be solved.
Stay tuned! Idea Club will return after our annual conference has concluded.
Wednesday, September 18, Jacksonville University, Topic: BelongingWednesday, August 28, In the Word International Church, Topic: RevitalizationThursday, July 25, Baptist North Healthy Living Center, Topic: EducationThursday, June 27, Beaches Museum and History Park, Topic: ElectionsThursday, May 30, Bleu Chocolate Cafe, Topic: Mental Health