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“Fear Less” TEDxJacksonville Conference Recap

I have watched the all-volunteer TEDxJacksonville team work on the “Fear Less” conference for the last 10 months. From our annual retreat out on Big Talbot Island last January, where we chose this year’s conference theme, to this past weekend at the Florida Theatre, when all...

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TEDxJacksonville 2016 To Be Fear Less at the Florida Theatre

TEDxJacksonville is making major changes to its annual conference — changing venues for the first time, doubling the size of its audience and adding new engagement “Adventures.” [vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="10" down="0" icon_pack="font_awesome" fe_icon="arrow_back" icon_type="normal"] “Fear Less” — the TEDxJacksonville 2016 conference — will bring talented speakers...

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We Went Into the Machine

We went into the machine to explore and contemplate what role humanity will play in this infancy of a second Machine Age, one with profoundly disruptive potential. Man and machine have melded. Artificial intelligence is real. Virtual communities feel authentic. We enjoy near-boundless access to...

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Intellectual Catalyst Ticket

Nearly one in three students in Jacksonville is at risk for dropping out. Students who drop out are eight times more likely to become incarcerated and three times more likely to be unemployed. When a student drops out of school it has a lasting effect...

6 Ideas worth spreading from TEDxTuesdays at the Cummer "Women Kicking Ass"

6 Ideas Worth Spreading from “Women Kicking Ass”

"Women Kicking Ass” was our final salon in the TEDxTuesdays series the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.   Here are 6 ideas worth spreading, out of the many presented Tuesday evening. Men and women are judged through different lenses. There’s a word for “Bossy” in almost every language for...

Does Dylann Roofs think Black Murder Is Normal?

Does Dylann Roof Think Black Murder Is Normal?

Nine people were killed last Wednesday, during a Bible study at historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Police are investigating the shooting as a hate crime. One of the officials said that Dylann Roof, who is white, told investigators that he wanted to start a...