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It’s critical that today’s youth — the leaders of tomorrow — find new opportunities to engage with the world around them.
To that end, TEDxJacksonville hosted [email protected], its first conference designed for area high school students. Working alongside TEDxJacksonville’s own volunteer team, student leaders planned every element of the event, from performer and speaker selection, coaching and team development, social media and marketing efforts, tech and stage design, and overall conference organization.
The [email protected] conference featured six speakers and one performer, The Raines High School Marching Band “Sound of Experience.” It featured multiple breakout activities, including the FIS Tech Room, the Cummer Creative Room, a mid-day silent dance party, and a ball pit photo booth. One of the conference highlights was an epic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The conference took place Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Florida Blue Conference Center.
Raines High School Marching Band
What to expect at a TEDxJacksonville conference . . .
Expect to meet tomorrow’s visionaries today. Some of our most inspiring and dynamic talks have been given by our youngest speakers. Amber Yang, whose talk about sexism in STEM garnered national media attention, has since founded SEER Tracking and been named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list. After his 2019 talk, Brandon Griggs has been awarded the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, and is on his way to Brown University. The future sure looks bright when you get to see it in person.