TEDxFSCJ to Host “Vanishing Worlds,” an Adventure Event Focusing on Ocean Preservation

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2020

Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016

TEDxFSCJ to Host “Vanishing Worlds,” an Adventure Event Focusing on Ocean Preservation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJ for an upcoming adventure event, “Vanishing Worlds,” where we will explore the underwater-themed paintings of Edmari Hernandez Silen, whose exhibit, “A/Hogar,” is currently on display at the FSCJ Deerwood Center and serves as impetus and inspiration for our conversation.

The event will be hosted by FSCJ Student and Artist Maiya Elaine and FSCJ Professor of Biology Dr. Chris Perle. Over the course of the evening, a panel of experts will address how the ocean connects us to a wider set of meanings and memories and how both art and science can inspire us to understand, appreciate and better protect our ocean habitats.

Panelists include:

  • Edmari Hernandez Silen, Featured Artist, MFA in Studio Art, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Bill Dally, UNF Professor of Civil and Coastal Engineering
  • Dustin Harewood, FSCJ Professor of Art
  • Dr. Maia McGuire, University of Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent


For more information, visit tedxfscj.com or email TEDxFSCJ@gmail.com. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxfscj-adventure-vanishing-worlds-tickets-89128197839.

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

WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020

6-8 p.m.

Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: FSCJ Deerwood Center

                 Performance Theatre, G1709

                 9911 Old Baymeadows Rd.

                 Jacksonville, FL 32256

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 45,000 students and awarding more than 6,000 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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