barry johnson

Barry Johnson is a multi-disciplinary artist and author who works across all mediums.  He is known to constantly shift the nature of his work as it reflects the events happening around the world and in his life.  A self-taught artist, he grew up in Kansas and, after graduating with a Business Marketing degree, relocated to Seattle. He moved into the tech and consulting industries but became…

Rex Hohlbein

A Seattle native, Rex ran a successful residential architectural firm for 30 years. Seven years ago, after befriending several men experiencing homelessness along the Fremont canal, Rex started a Facebook page to raise awareness for those living unsheltered through the sharing of photos and personal stories. Today, that Facebook page has over 46,000 followers, becoming a thriving and…

Karrie Kohlhaas

Founder of Suspended Fruit, encouraging thoughts, conversation and action regarding one’s own death.

Wendy Johnson

Wendy Johnson is physician, professor, global health activist, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Department of Global Health.

John Marzluff

As research continues, the term "bird brain" no longer carries a negative connotation. Avian researcher John Marzluff showcases a few amazing, problem solving (and sometimes vindictive) feats accomplished by crows in order to break down common misconceptions about avian intelligence. John Marzluff, Ph.D., is the James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of…

Sam Dinning

Sam Dinning is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in King County. Working in the Juvenile Division, Sam is part of a team encouraging new approaches to criminal justice. He and his colleagues promote restorative practices that are primarily rehabilitative rather than punitive. Sam has tried cases including armed robbery, child molestation, and first degree assault, while also leading efforts to…

Anastacia-Reneé

Anastacia-Reneé is a writer, performance artist, and workshop facilitator who has been described as a queer super-shero of color. She was the 2015-2016 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House, received the 2017 Artist of the Year award and has been named the 2018-2019 Seattle Civic Poet. The Civic Poet program celebrates Seattle’s rich literary community while investing in the future of literary arts…

Sara Sanford

Sara Sanford founded Gender Equity Now (GEN) to bring gender balance to the U.S. workplace. She is the architect behind the GEN Certification, the first gold standard for gender parity in U.S. businesses. Guided by the maxim, “You get the behavior you measure,” Sara believes we now have the data-driven tools for all businesses to be equity-centered if they choose to be.  Before starting GEN,…

TEDxSeattle Announces Speaker Line-up for 2018 Event

SEATTLE, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TEDxSeattle today announced its speakers selected for the ninth annual TEDxSeattle event, taking place at McCaw Hall on November 17, 2018. Speakers and entertainers will take the stage to inspire and engage with the audience, creating a unique experience around the theme "Tall Order." A tall order, by definition, is demanding. In today's landscape, humans…

Explore, Play, and Tinker Again! Create Art out of Anything.

The first adventure filled up almost immediately, so artist barry johnson is holding a second session to share ideas on creating art from found materials. Johnson will lead a hands-on exploration of Seattle ReCreative, the Creative Reuse Store and Community Art Center. Learn about, and create artwork from reclaimed objects. And, through the practice of tinkering, learn new ways to think about…