TEDxFSCJ to Host Salon, “Leonardos of the 21st Century”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJ for an upcoming salon event, “Leonardos of the 21st Century.” Together we will explore how the Renaissance, or “polymath” ideal, is finding renewed expression across the First Coast today in 2019, the 500th anniversary of the death of the quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci.

Hosted by local artists Princess Simpson Rashid and Mark Creegan, the evening will feature five creative innovators:

  • Ecologist, Poet and Flagler College Professor Ben Atkinson
  • Architect and Vice President at RS&H Jonathan Cantor
  • MOCA Jacksonville Director Caitlín Doherty
  • University of North Florida Professor of English and Artist Clark Lunberry
  • Castaño Group Creative Director Kedgar Volta

For more information, email TEDxFSCJ@gmail.com or visit tedxfscj.com. Register at http://tedxfscjleonardos.eventbrite.com/.

COST: Free. This event is open to the public but registration is required.

WHEN:Thursday, February 28, 2019
7-9 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

About FSCJ

Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 50,000 students and awarding more than 7,800 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, TEDWomen and TEDGlobal conferences, and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world, then made available, free, on TED.com and other channels.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.

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