I have been attempting to put together a TEDX in the Naples/Ft. Myers area for a while. If any of you are in this area, please contact me. It is a lot of work. I live in Naples and they require you to hold the event in the town you reside in. I have been going back and forth with them hoping to get an exception but it's not happening.
I am on facebook under the group, SWFL Arts Incubator. If you would like to get involved, join the group and post your interest on the wall. I have been in discussion and have support from some really key people so even if TEDX doesn't work out, we are all interested in holding a symposium on the arts for our region, sooner than later.