Salons

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August 19 Salon: Hidden No More

By 2050, one quarter of Jacksonville's population will be foreign born. At our next Salon, we'll examine the city's changing face and how the contributions of immigrants enrich our community. Jacksonville's immigrant population has increased steadily since the early 1990s, with significant growth in its European, Latino, and Asian immigrant populations.  The...

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May 23 Salon: Truth or Consequences: Why the Media Still Matter

Americans’ trust in the media is at an all-time low. Even before “fake news” became a byword, a Gallup poll revealed that just 32% of people said they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. “Post truth,” defined as the state of...

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Tapping Into Jacksonville’s “Incredible Jewels”

TEDxJacksonville dives into water activation with stellar panel at first event of 2017 at Jacksonville University [vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="10" down="0" icon_pack="font_awesome" fe_icon="arrow_back" icon_type="normal"] Close your eyes for a moment and think about YOUR Jacksonville. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="10" down="0" icon_pack="font_awesome" fe_icon="arrow_back" icon_type="normal"] I’m thinking about a place with...

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April 5 Salon: Water, Duval’s Untapped Resource

Jacksonville owes its very existence to the waters that surround and flow through it. The city’s proximity to both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida’s longest river has yielded lavish opportunities for commerce, transport, tourism, recreation, sustenance and simple beauty. Yet despite its near ubiquity, water remains...

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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...

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Diving in Deep with Jennifer Adler

Diving in Deep with Jennifer Adler 7 Questions After a TEDxJacksonville Talk   Jennifer Adler’s love for the sea led her to pursue a degree in marine biology, and when she received her first job offer to work as a biologist at USGS in Florida, she eagerly accepted....

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June 16 Salon: Music Unites Us

What do the musical Hamilton and Beyonce's Lemonade have in common? Both are works of blistering genius defying definition, exploding boundaries, and emancipating their storytellers to build new narratives through music. Music is a unique expression of human creativity and a powerful medium for change. [vc_separator type="transparent"...

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Aging: Everybody’s Doing It! Salon Event Recap

Simply because of the title — "Aging: Everybody's Doing It!" — many would have expected an older audience in attendance. However, this TEDxJacksonville Salon, brought together a diverse audience. It seems we’re all interested in this common thread we face, growing older and caring for...

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May 10 Salon: Real Talk for Women’s Health

Women and men are not the same—especially when it comes to their health risks, and the sometimes surprisingly different ways the two sexes respond to disease or treatment. From bone and cardiovascular disorders, to Alzheimer’s, stroke, depression, and sexual and reproductive health problems, women are at...

Catalyst Salon Recap: What is Jacksonville’s Identity?

At a special Catalyst Salon held March 16th, participants worked to identify the challenges Jacksonville faces in promoting positive change that advances our community.  Four key concerns were discussed: the lack of a compelling civic narrative or “brand” identity for the city; how divisive politics...