TEDxRainier is now TEDxSeattle More

Our next Adventure is ready to launch!  Join us for a night out at the Seattle Rep for the show that imagines Prince Charles as the next king of England.  The adventure starts with drinks and appetizers in a private room plus a brilliant overview on the cast and plot prior to the show. It’s this Friday, December 9.


  • TEDxSeattle 2017
  • Saturday, Nov 18th, 2017
  • McCaw Hall, Seattle Center

Featured Speakers

Radio host, journalist, and singer

Celeste Headlee

Having worked as a radio host for decades, Celeste knows the ingredients of a great conversation. She will share her 10 useful rules. Full bio
Entrepreneur and AI researcher

Oren Etzioni

"Artificial intelligence (AI) is a set of computer methods to solve difficult computational problems. The phrase “an AI” is misleading. Let’s not confuse science with science fiction!" Full bio
Chief Juvenile Court Judge

Judge Wesley Saint Clair

"In my time as a Judicial officer, I have done my best to model and inspire others to have the courage to say what we’re doing is not working, shifting our focus and not being afraid and trying new, different processes." Full bio

All TEDxSeattle 2016 Speakers

Featured Talks

Brian Arbogast 16:21

The amazing power of toilet innovation

What’s a technology that could lead to the greatest improvements in health and longevity in the developing world? The toilet.

Acrobatic Conundrum 18:16

Why I ran away to join the circus

A circus performance shows how together we can be greater than the sum of our parts.

David Schmader 12:22

Stoners coming out – beyond the marijuana monster myths

Making the case for thinking more broadly about what a marijuana user is and could possibly be.

Upcoming Events

December 9, 2016 Adventure

A Night out with the King!

Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of King Charles III, imagines life in the United Kingdom under the reign of a new monarch. Join us for an exclusive pre-show event.

Sherlock Holmes
January 14, 2017 Adventure

Breaking the Case of The Dancing Men with Sherlock Holmes

Come join us for a fun scavenger hunt around Seattle Center as we help Sherlock Holmes break the case of the Dancing Men.

TEDGlobal 2017
April 29, 2017 Adventure

The Future of You – TED2017 Livestream

Join us a Peddler Brewing Company for a day of local beer and food trucks, while celebrating human ingenuity through ideas, innovation, and creativity.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSeattle, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSeattle event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.