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.
Ben Warner (@BenWarner) is the past President & CEO of Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI). In a unique Salon held in James Weldon Johnson Park, directly across from Jacksonville’s City Hall, a sold-out crowd heard Warner tackle the topic, What is Good Governance?Local government must often make decisions on multifaceted issues, and those choices have substantial implications for our community. But when those choices are made without robust citizen input, the quality of our governance suffers. Now, more than ever, it’s important that each one of us assumes the burden of civic participation.Tweetable: “A pothole doesn’t care what party affiliation you have.” @TEDxJAX
Author: Becka Lee Gruber