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The theme of this year’s TEDxWomen is The Space Betweeen, and it’s ripe for all kinds of compelling interpretations. We are already wondering, what does that mean to you? Does it conjure up the space between two strangers, the space between your values and how you live your life, the space between anger and curiosity? Join us December 1st from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for TEDxRiversideAvondale’s simulcast of TEDxWomen at the University of North Florida. The event is free, but registration is required.
TEDxRiversideAvondale and UNF Institute for Values, Community and Leadership presents TEDxWomen on December 1, 2012!
TEDxWomen has a captivating array of speakers, and a dynamic audience ready to engage in a conversation about what the theme—the space between—means for women, girls, and men.
We are really excited about the program! Some of the amazing confirmed speakers include:
- Fatou B. Bensouda, the first woman and African to head the International Criminal Court
- Veteran ABC journalist Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee Woodruff, on starting over after a traumatic brain injury
- National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey and photographer Lisa Kristine on the wisdom of our elders
- Seventeen-year-old Google Science Fair Grand Prize Winner Brittany Wenger
- Tony Award winning playwright, author, activist, and V-Day founder Eve Ensler, as a special guest host and curator.
Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks and include scientists, spiritual leaders, entrepreneurs, musicians, poets and world leaders.
The inaugural TEDxRiversideAvondale took place on Saturday, October 20 at the historic Friday Musicale. The theme was “Collective Genius” – sharing combined wisdom to effect positive change. The day-long, independently organized event, which featured eight live presentations, four musical groups, and four recorded TED talks, was intended to be a springboard for a much broader movement of collaboration, innovation, and opportunity creation within our community.
TEDxRiversideAvondale is open to the public, but interested attendees must apply to participate in the limited-space events. The goal is to create a diverse audience from a broad spectrum of industries, philosophies, arts and sciences.
About UNF Institute for Values, Community and Leadership
The Institute for Values, Community and Leadership is an initiative within the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, emphasizing the encouragement, promotion and rewarding of personal, civic and community engagement with a concentration on values and leadership constructs. The Institute facilitates the education and development of students on how to become effective, ethical and value-based leaders with a commitment to excellence, accountability, and responsibility to the real world of the workplace and civic/community engagement.
UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Edinburgh, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TEDPrize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
To get you excited, we invite you to watch this engaging talk by Tiffany Slain at the 2011 TEDxWomen conference.