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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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Women Kicking Ass

Our sold-out August Salon, Women Kicking Ass, served as a reminder that while women are enjoying unprecedented success in our community, many still experience gender (and racial) discrimination. A lot of intense topics were brought front and center. MOCA, TEDxJacksonville, and panelists curated a very...

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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...

A conversation with Fatène Ben-Hamza after her TEDxJacksonville Talk

A conversation with Fatène Ben-Hamza after her TEDxJacksonville Talk

We touched base with Fatène Ben-Hamza to find out what's been happening since her TEDxJacksonville talk. “A lot has changed in Tunisia over the last five years. We have gone from dictatorship to revolution to political transition to what looks like the beginning of a promising,...

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Music Unites Us Event Recap

On June 16th, TEDxJacksonville partnered with Don’t Miss A Beat (DMAB) to host “Music Unites Us,”  a Salon dedicated to exploring music’s ability to convey stories about emotion, equity, access and social justice.   The sold-out crowd filled DMAB’s building in the Woodstock neighborhood of Jacksonville....

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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...

TEDxSalon: Real Talk for Women's Health

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...