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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 27th Simulcast: TED2017 Conference

From Vancouver, British Columbia . . . To Sun-Ray Cinema . . .  [vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="10" down="0" icon_pack="font_awesome" fe_icon="arrow_back" icon_type="normal"] TED2017: The Future You [vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="10" down="0" icon_pack="font_awesome" fe_icon="arrow_back" icon_type="normal"] What does the future hold for you, for me, for us? [vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="10" down="0" icon_pack="font_awesome" fe_icon="arrow_back"...

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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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“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...

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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....