AUG 20, 2013 - JACKSONVILLE - The roster of speakers for TEDxJacksonville Connecting Currents, to be held on October 26, 2013 at the WJCT sound stage, has been finalized. MetroJacksonville is very proud to be co sponsoring this amazing event! Join us after the jump for the lineup!
The exceptionally talented, engaging and visionary individuals selected to share their ideas with the Jacksonville community are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Barbara Colaciello is an actor, playwright, storyteller and educator with credentials that include a 6-year stint with Andy Warhol at Interview Magazine and, most recently, Players by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach. She has developed programming for children with learning disabilities and, through humor, music and storytelling, will share her ideas and discoveries.
Hank Coxe is a former special prosecutor for the Florida State's Attorney's office and a partner State of Florida. Coxe takes issue with the way youth are being imprisoned, believing it to be fundamentally contrary to a truly civilized society, and will advocate his perspective.
Bruce Ganger is the Executive Director of Second Harvest North Florida, an organization that rescues and distributes almost 24 million pounds of food throughout North Florida to those individuals struggling to feed themselves and their families. It is Ganger's belief that a lack of access to healthy and nutritious foods is at the core of our community's most pressing issues.
Robert Inglis is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives with the distinction of being uninvited to the Tea Party. He is currently the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, a campaign focused on putting free enterprise to work on energy and climate change.