TEDxJacksonville | 2013 Annual Conference

Event Details

WJCT Studios
October 2013

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Connecting Currents

Currents come in many forms — direct and alternating, magnetic and repulsive, visible and invisible, open and closed. Like our societies — and ourselves — they are in constant flux.

Currents resist redirection, like those flowing through our waters and our weather patterns, driven by climate change. Others have a pull that is subtle, but no less consequential, like the social currents that pulse through our city, producing energy, culture and action, but also chaos and dislocation.

How can we channel these forces to create change that is both positive and productive?

Connect with the ideas and people around you. Be energized. Harness the power of participation. Because, together, we can generate our own current.



Barbara Colaciello | Improvisation to the Rescue

2013 Speakers, Arts & Culture, Education


Bruce Ganger | Moving Toward a Hunger Solution

2013 Speakers, Collaboration, Food, Food Insecurity, Innovation


Hank Coxe | When Will Your Child Be Eligible for Parole?

2013 Speakers, Incarceration, Justice System, Juvenile Justice, Prison Reform, Social Justice, Stereotypes


Nancy Soderberg | A New Global Compact

2013 Speakers, Collaboration, Foreign Relations, Leadership, Policy


Matt Rutherford | Tales from the Ocean’s Garbage Patch

2013 Speakers, Climate Change, Innovation, Nature, Sustainability, Water


Chevara Orrin | The Art of Soul Collecting

2013 Speakers, Activism, Community, Diversity, LGBTQIA, Social Justice


Lawanda Ravoira | Giving Voice to the Invisible

2013 Speakers, Diversity, Incarceration, Justice System, Juvenile Justice, Prison Reform, Social Justice


Bob Inglis | Changing the Dialogue on Energy and Climate

2013 Speakers, Climate Change, Policy, Politics, Sustainability


Ben Warner | New Models for Civic Engagement

2013 Speakers, Citizenship, Collaboration, Community, Policy, Politics


Patricia Siemen | The Rights of Nature

2013 Speakers, Climate Change, Earth Justice, Equity, Nature, Sustainability




Bob-n-Me | Performance Partners

2013 Performers, Musical Performance, Spoken Word Performance


5 & Dime, A Theater Company | Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

2013 Performers, Musical Performance


JU Honors Spring Quartet | Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59 No. 1 in F major

2013 Performers, Chamber Music, Musical Performance


What to Expect at a TEDxJacksonville Conference.

Expect to hear ideas that make a difference. After Hank Coxe’s talk about the immorality of incarcerating children, he was asked to discuss the issue before the Florida Supreme Court. John Phillips’s powerful talk provided vital perspective on a problem that continues today. When ideas are freely shared, change happens. 

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