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What is Synergy?

Synergy: The interaction of two or more parts to give rise to a single, stronger entity. Whether this model is applied to substances, people, or corporations, we cannot deny the powerful value collaboration brings to a community. Individual perspectives are the crux of progress that merge to form a holistic solution. Just by reimagining how we combine singular pieces of the puzzle, the new systems we create may be limitless.

TEDxUF’s 2021 Annual Conference is dedicated to showcasing the success we achieve just by harnessing the power of partnership and collaboration. As a hub for research and innovation, the University of Florida is now regarded as the top 6 public research university. This status is attributed to its many entities which make the whole. At TEDxUF 2021, delve deep into the minds behind entrepreneurship, problem-solving, and creativity in the Gainesville and UF community.

Meet Our Speakers

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Event Schedule

April 2021

April 9th

April 10th

April 11th



6-9pm at Heartwood Soundstage


  • Singing Double

  • Driptones

  • CxA

  • Late Night Losers

Address: 619 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Food Vendors:

  • Twisted Tikka

  • Arepa Burgers


3-5:30pm over Zoom

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Speakers / Talk:

  • Nancy Ruzycki / A Model Love Story for Education

  • Kim Moore / Turn off your sprinklers - Plants aren't that thirsty

  • Micah Johnson / Never Had a Friend

  • Nigel Davis / BYOB Generation (How to: Be Your Own Boss)

  • Hannah Diasti / Cooking up Connection: Building Community Starts with You


12-2:30pm over Zoom

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Speakers / Talk:

  • Carla Lewis-Miles Putting Partnership before Protest

  • Giselle San Fillipo / I Challenge the Patriarchal Norm One Song at a Time

  • Tommy Angelini / We Hold a 3D Bioprinting Breakthrough in our Hands

  • Della Mosely / Moving from 'woke' to working for Black futures

  • Terry Harpold / Why Must We More Creatively Imagine Our Climate Futures

End of Conference