May 18, 2024

TEDx is Coming to the Treasure Coast: “Emerge” set to illuminate minds with Ideas, Inspiration, and Innovation


TEDx is coming to the Treasure Coast. . . and we are here for it! TEDXPortSaintLucie announced its highly anticipated event, themed “Emerge.” 

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.

The River Walk Center, Ft. Pierce

TEDxPortSaintLucie will be held Thursday, July 25th, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the River Walk Center located at 600 Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.

The event is bringing together a diverse lineup of speakers who are poised to share their groundbreaking ideas and stories, inspiring attendees to emerge into new realms of thought and action. This private event, made possible by the generous support of leading organizations, will offer a platform for innovative thinkers to ignite deep discussions and forge meaningful connections, in alignment with the TEDx mission.

The TEDxPortSaintLucie event is proudly sponsored by Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, Helping Hands Community of the Treasure Coast Inc, and Minnerly Media. These sponsors exemplify a commitment to fostering community engagement and supporting initiatives that drive positive change.

The event is being held in Fort Pierce, a city in Saint Lucie County. According to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Port St. Lucie ranked as the fifth fastest-growing city in the United States for cities with populations over 20,000. The data also shows that between July 2022 to July 2023, the city gained 15,607 people, reaching a population of 911,311.

In a WPBF News Channel 25 interview, Melissa Yunis, spokesperson for the city of Port St. Lucie, said, “It’s affordable to live here, the weather is beautiful, and also we are one of the safest cities in nearly a decade.”

In a statement, the U.S. Census Bureau wrote in part, “The population growth in Florida’s metro areas underscores a larger trend of widespread population growth across the South, the nation’s fastest-growing region.”

The event will feature thought-provoking talks from industry leaders including:

Each year, thousands of independently run TEDx events bring people together to share ideas and bridge divides in communities on every continent. Through the Audacious Project, TED has helped catalyze more than $3 billion in funding for projects that seek to make the world more beautiful, sustainable and just. In 2020, TED launched Countdown, an initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis and mobilize a movement for a net-zero future, and in 2023 TED launched TED Democracy to spark a new kind of conversation focused on realistic pathways towards a more vibrant and equitable future.

Key McKay, TEDxPortSaintLucie

“We are thrilled to welcome South Florida Tech Hub to the Treasure Coast,” stated Key McKay, TEDxPortSaintLucie Event Curator. “Their involvement in TEDxPort Saint Lucie will undoubtedly enhance the event, bringing together innovative minds from our community and beyond. We look forward to a successful partnership and an inspiring event.”

This event is priced at $97 and will be invite-only registration. Remaining tickets will be released to the public for purchase on June 16th.

To learn more about TEDxPortSaintLucie “Emerge” event visit or purchase tickets in June, visit