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Answer: Everywhere!

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to attend a TEDx event at FSCJ here in Jacksonville, FL. I was ecstatic when I found out there was a TEDx event happening in my back yard. TED talks and TEDx talks constantly inspire me and we can all learn something from every presenter. There is also TEDx Teen, where young presenters are inspiring others around the world. Learn more about TED by clicking here.

There was so much to take in throughout the day and so many amazing people to talk to. I took copious notes during every presentation. I left feeling empowered. From this event it is obvious that we will never stop learning throughout our lives and school is not the only place we learn. Opportunities for learning are everywhere and we can learn from every experience. In the words of Jose Lepervanche, FSCJ TEDx organizer, “We are always on the learning edge.”

TEDx FSCJ: Lessons Beyond the Learning Edge

Advice from Keith Walters, Executive Producer

1. Always start with a why  

2. Pressure is a privilege

3. Do what you should do if you do not want to

Click on each speaker to learn more.

Amanda Cherie Payton, Fast Superfood

Angela Tenbroeck, Aquaponics Can Change the Hunger Landscape

Mike Reynolds, Our Universe is Our Classroom

Danielle Kendrick, Digital Participatory History Culture in the Local Community

Luis Mejia, The Involuntary Immigrant

Jeff Smith, Transforming Urban Communities and Downtown Spaces Through the Arts

Rachel Stromberg, What Improv Has Taught Me About Leadership

Kathleen Ciez-Volz, Risk-Taking, Mistake-Making, and Lifelong Learning

Steve Piscitelli,  Awareness, Assumptions, and Actions: Why do you do what you do?

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Keep smiling and reach for the stars!