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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDxTEDx 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 TEDxJacksonville 2014, we will explore the tension between the known and the unknown, between the use and the misuse of knowledge, and consider the virtues and perils of (un)knowing.

(un)knowing is not ignorance, but rather a conscious decoupling from what have been held as immutable truths.  What knowledge–if unlearned–would open minds? What must we (un)know in order to forge more robust connections between ourselves and our world? And if we were to acknowledge the many things we will never know, refusing to make up myths or ascribe meaning to the unknown, would we finally be free . . .  or utterly adrift?

We invite you to join us at TEDxJacksonville as we reconsider what we know, and explore the power of (un)knowing.

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein”

Agenda for October 25th:

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Coffee courtesy of Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

Opening Remarks: 10 a.m.

Session 1 » (un)restricted

  • Speaker » Warren Anderson
  • TED Talk: Steve Howard: Let’s go all-in on selling sustainability
  • Speaker » Cullen Hoback Performer » John Carver Band
  • Speaker » Chip Southworth

L(un)ch Catered by Biscottis, Black Sheep & Conscious Eats

Session 2 » (un)charted

  • Speaker » Ted Powell
  • Performer » Joseph Shuck
  • Speaker » Ed McMahon
  • TED Talk » Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds
  • Speaker » Ali Butcher Break

Session 3 » (un)bound

  • Speaker » Judi Herring
  • Performer » Mama Blue
  • Speaker » Spring Behrouz
  • TED Talk » Julia Sweeney: It’s time for the Talk
  • Speaker » Sara Gaver


Session 4 » (un)rest

  • Speaker » Herb Donaldson
  • TED talk » JR: One year of turning the world inside out
  • Speaker » Michael Smith
  • Performer » JJ Grey
  • Speaker » Aman Mojadidi

Conference concludes: 6 p.m.

AfterGlow Party @ Metropolitan Park Pavillion: 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bartended by Team Black.Music provided by DJ Strangelove.