TEDxJacksonville | 2020 Youth Conference

Event Details

The Florida Blue Conference Center
March 2020

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TEDxYouth@Jacksonville – Rise

It’s critical that today’s youth — the leaders of tomorrow — find new opportunities to engage with the world around them.

To that end, TEDxJacksonville hosted TEDxYouth@Jacksonville, its first conference designed for area high school students. Working alongside TEDxJacksonville’s own volunteer team, student leaders planned every element of the event, from performer and speaker selection, coaching and team development, social media and marketing efforts, tech and stage design, and overall conference organization.

The TEDxYouth@Jacksonville conference featured six speakers and one performer, The Raines High School Marching Band “Sound of Experience.” It featured multiple breakout activities, including the FIS Tech Room, the Cummer Creative Room, a mid-day silent dance party, and a ball pit photo booth. One of the conference highlights was an epic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. The conference took place Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Florida Blue Conference Center.



Jabrea Ali | Stop the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma. You Matter

LGBTQIA, Mental Health, TEDxYouth@Jacksonville, Youth


Mario Barrozo | The American Education System Needs to Change

Education, TEDxYouth@Jacksonville, Youth


Aidan Chau | A Solution to Climate Change

Climate Change, Innovation, TEDxYouth@Jacksonville, Youth


Jessica Malosh | Interconnected, Yet Lonely — Rethink Social Media

Mental Health, Social Media, TEDxYouth@Jacksonville, Youth


Winston Seabrooks | Bringing Hope and Pride Back to Your Inner City School

Collaboration, Education, Equity, Social Justice, TEDxYouth@Jacksonville, Youth


Zariah Swanigan | The Power of a Compliment

Mental Health, TEDxYouth@Jacksonville, Youth



Raines High School Marching Band

What to expect at a TEDxJacksonville conference . . .

Expect to meet tomorrow’s visionaries today. Some of our most inspiring and dynamic talks have been given by our youngest speakers. Amber Yang, whose talk about sexism in STEM garnered national media attention, has since founded SEER Tracking and been named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list. After his 2019 talk, Brandon Griggs has been awarded the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, and is on his way to Brown University. The future sure looks bright when you get to see it in person.

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