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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    August 25 Salon: Women Kicking Ass

    TEDxJacksonville has partnered with the Museum Of Contemporary Art Jacksonville to host “Women Kicking Ass” on August 25th. This is the second Salon we’ve dedicated to this topic; the first WKA Salon, which we presented last July, was such a tremendous success and generated such wonderful......

  • Prejudice & John Phillips

    Prejudice & John Phillips

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal . . ..” But do we really believe that? Phillips submits that the hypocrisy uttered in this line has not changed much since 1776. Not when slavery was abolished in 1865. Not......