TEDxJacksonville aims to open minds with inspired ideas. We’re a group of volunteers who are licensed by TED to independently organize TED-like events in Jacksonville, Florida. Each year, in the spirit of TED’s mission, Ideas Worth Spreading, we host several TED Talk viewing salons centered around varying themes relevant to our community; we bring the global TED Conference to a local venue by simulcast or livestream; and we produce a live, day-long, 300-person conference in Jacksonville where a diverse roster of speakers are recorded giving the Talk of their lives for submission to TED.com. Why do we do this? Because we believe our city’s greatest assets are the ideas and dreams of its citizenry, and we want to be the platform that gives those ideas and dreams a voice.
Chip Southworth

‘”Let the art go. Let it be cutting edge, thought-provoking, emotional and make statements that will better our lives.”



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    Join Us May 9 for a Special Salon In Hemming Park

    Make plans to join us April 18th at Jacksonville University for a unique Salon centered on the theme of “River City Renaissance: Jacksonville’s Shimmering Future.” Held in partnership with Jacksonville University, we will screen four TED talks that explore the following topics:...

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    Now Accepting Speaker Applications for TEDxJacksonville 2015

    We are hard at work planning our 2015 conference, which will take place Saturday, October 24th, at the WJCT Studios, and we are eager to hear from potential speakers who have an amazing idea that is worth sharing. Ideal candidates will have a message that......