Do you have what it takes to speak at TEDxJacksonville? We’re looking for unique voices with insights from a wide range of disciplines, including existing and emerging technology, culture, sustainability, design, education, medicine, science and government, to name a few. When TED was conducting a global talent search for its most recent conference, it compiled the following list that perfectly captures the kind of voices we’re looking for. Which one are you?
This year’s theme is (un)knowing
At TEDxJacksonville 2014, we will explore the tension beeen 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.
Go behind the scenes at TED2009, during TED’s first year in Long Beach. Watch TED’s curator Chris Anderson working with the TED team (including June Cohen, Katherine McCartney and Jason Wishnow) to prep such powerful speakers as Elizabeth Gilbert, Phil Zimbardo, Seth Godin and Hans Rosling. What’s the secret? Jill Bolte Taylor says it best: “The fruit is always out on the limb. You’ve got to go out on a limb.”