The University of North Florida is a nationally ranked university located on a beautiful campus in Jacksonville between downtown and the beach. Serving nearly 17,000 students, UNF features six colleges of distinction with innovative programs in high-demand fields. UNF students receive individualized attention from faculty and gain valuable real-world experience engaging with community partners. A top public university, UNF prepares students to make a difference in Florida and around the globe. Learn more at
Sight & Sound Productions is proud to have been serving Jacksonville with top-notch event production services since 1987. From corporate meeting planning to conferences, conventions, concerts and festivals, we produce events that leave a lasting impression while providing unmatched customer service. For more information, give us a call at (904) 645-7880 or visit us at
The Jessie brings together the community and its nonprofits in a setting that appreciates our rich history while responding to the demands of today. Housed in one of Jacksonville’s architectural jewels — the former Haydon Burns Library — the Jessie provides offices for nonprofits and work and gathering spaces for the community in an energy-efficient environment with state-of-the-art technology. Visit for more information.
JEA is a not-for-profit, community-owned utility located in Jacksonville, Florida, proudly serving an estimated 505,000 electric, 382,000 water, 302,000 sewer and 22,000 reclaimed water customers. JEA is not owned by investors. It was created by the City of Jacksonville to serve those who live in Jacksonville and in the surrounding communities. The sole purpose of JEA’s business is to ensure the electric, water and sewer demands of its customers are met, both today and for generations to come with the goal to provide reliable services at the best value to our customers while ensuring our precious natural resources are protected.
Partnership for Child Health is a coalition of pediatricians and child health organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children in Northeast Florida. The Partnership seeks to engage the expertise and dedication of the entire child health community — working to improve health outcomes for children with special health care needs and those at-risk by improving access to and quality of health services. Making a difference in the community begins by fulfilling the rights of all children to optimal health and well-being. Partnership for Child Health has had the privilege of doing just that since 1993 through effective child advocacy in the domains of clinical care, system development and the generation of relevant public policy. For more information, please visit us at
BLKTIP is a boutique agency located in Jacksonville, FL that is dedicated to demystifying digital marketing and elevating your company’s online presence. We specialize in the design and coding of unique, intuitive, responsive websites that prioritize lightning-fast loading, are ADA-compliant, and meet Google’s next-gen User Experience metrics. We also are a full-service creative agency, delivering memorable social media campaigns and cost-effective SEO strategies that enhance your brand and hyper-charge your business. We are nimble and fast—just like our namesake.

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We are video production specialists and strategists with a creative culture built on respect, integrity, and authenticity. Documentarians at our core, we help our clients focus the vision of their unique messaging to effectively reach their target audiences. Our portfolio includes corporate, non-profit, commercial, and film projects ranging from small to large-scale productions. Visit us at As believers in the Jacksonville community and positive social progress, we are proud supporters of TEDxJacksonville.
VyStar Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative that is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. It offers a comprehensive selection of products, including deposit and loan services for consumers and businesses, as well as investments, insurance, retirement planning and financial counseling. Founded in 1952 as Jax Navy Federal Credit Union, VyStar is the largest mortgage lender and the fourth-largest financial institution in Northeast Florida.
Florida Blue is a leader in Florida’s health care industry. Its mission is to help people and communities achieve better health. Florida Blue serves more than 5 million health care members, and nearly 18 million people in 12 states are served through its affiliated companies. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit
Founded in 1928, Miller Electric Company has grown from a local electrical contractor to a national company with over 3,000 employees. From its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL, and its network of 18 branch offices, Miller Electric provides comprehensive electrical and technology solutions to local and national clients in a diversified range of industries. The company has expanded its services beyond traditional electrical contracting to include systems integration, connected communities, building automation, business continuity, and energy & sustainability services.  To learn more about Miller Electric Company, visit
At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) we believe a life outdoors is a life well-lived! REI Jacksonville has been outfitting outdoor enthusiasts with top-brand gear and clothing for running, cycling, camping, climbing, hiking, paddling and more since 2013. We believe that it’s in the wild, untamed and natural places that we find our best selves, so our purpose is to awaken a lifelong love of the outdoors, for all. Since 1938, REI has been your local outdoor co-op, working to help you experience the transformational power of nature. We bring you top-quality gear and apparel, expert advice, inspiring stories of life outside and outdoor experiences to enjoy alone or share with your friends and family. And because we have no shareholders, with every purchase you make with REI, you are choosing to steward the outdoors, support sustainable business and help the fight for life outside. So whether you’re new to the outdoors or a seasoned pro, we hope you’ll join us. Visit to learn more.
More than 8 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp. Our features and integrations allow you to send marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. And our detailed reports help you keep improving over time. MailChimp has been around since 2001. We started as a side project funded by various web-development jobs. Now we send more than 600 million emails a day. We love seeing businesses start small, fund themselves with paying projects, and build up a strong API, so that’s how we run MailChimp. We create products and features that empower our customers to grow. For more information, please visit
From our humble beginnings in 1971, we have grown to become a trusted leader in the field of interior landscaping, offering innovative biophilic solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. We partner with interior designers, property managers, contractors, architects, and business owners to create some of the most extraordinary biophilic spaces Nationwide. Our team of passionate designers and horticulturists work diligently to put together stunning installations that bring the beauty of nature indoors. Our expertise in biophilic design, installation, and maintenance allow you to enjoy the health and aesthetic benefits of having plants without the hassle of dealing with live décor. Reach out today to find out how you can make your space healthier, prettier, and more profitable. For more information, please visit
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TEDxJacksonville would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following donors

The Chartrand Family • Vicki Dawson • Michael and Julie McKenney • The Tim B. and Paula L. Gaskin Family Charitable Fund • The Rob Malesky Fund • Darren and Julie Crispin