TEDxRiversideAvondale | 2012 Inaugural Conference

Event Details

WJCT Studios
October 2012

[Editor’s note: TEDxJacksonville began as TEDxRiversideAvondale. This was our inaugural conference. In 2013, we became TEDxJacksonville.]

Collective Genius

Collective genius is rooted in collaboration. It’s sparked when thoughtful individuals from diverse disciplines and myriad perspectives come together to share ideas and “crowd source” creative solutions to vexing problems.

The transformative potential of such connections can’t be overstated. (Consider that computers didn’t really change the world until they were all hooked up together.)

We don’t know what lies ahead. But we do know that the future presents problems — and possibilities — so immense that only by combining our individual and collective potential can we hope to master them. Instead of solving problems in isolation, we can and will find solutions through connection and collaboration.



Al Letson | State of the Re:Union — How I Learned to Fly

2012 Speakers, Inspiration, Race, Social Justice, Spoken Word Performance, TEDxRiversideAvondale


Kevin Songer | Volumetric Green in the Urban Core

2012 Speakers, Agriculture, Food, Nature, Sustainability, TEDxRiversideAvondale


Roger Nierenberg | The Music Paradigm

2012 Speakers, Arts & Culture, Innovation, Leadership, TEDxRiversideAvondale


Jon N. Cowart | A Retrospective on the Future of Space Exploration

2012 Speakers, Human Space Flight, Space Exploration, Space Travel, Technology, TEDxRiversideAvondale


Bert Herring, MD | The Mystery of Fast-5 and D.I.E.T.

2012 Speakers, Food, Health, Intermittent Fasting, TEDxRiversideAvondale


Parvez Ahmed | Making Sustainability Mainstream

2012 Speakers, Climate Change, Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability, TEDxRiversideAvondale


Wayne Wood | Historical Preservation: A Radical Conservative Liberal Concept

2012 Speakers, Architecture, Historic Preservation, Placemaking, Sustainability, TEDxRiversideAvondale




Louise Mosrie | with Anna Uptain

2012 Performers, Bluegrass, Musical Performance


Morton Perry | with Zack Wing

2012 Performers, Jazz, Musical Performance, TEDxRiversideAvondale


Aurica Duca and Sofia Zappi | Violin and Cello

2012 Performers, Chamber Music, Musical Performance, TEDxRiversideAvondale


Lauren Fincham with Mike Pearson

2012 Performers, Folk Rock, Musical Performance, TEDxRiversideAvondale


What to Expect at a TEDxJacksonville Conference.

Expect to be remember this. The impact of being part of a TEDx event that is born from your community — and reflects its grandest aspirations and boldest thinkers — is lasting.

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