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…

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…

Play, explore and tinker – Create art out of anything

During this adventure, artist barry johnson will 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 artworks out of reclaimed objects and through the practice of tinkering, learn new ways to think about how to solve problems and create all while having fun.…

Everyone has a song – welcoming refugees through music

What started as a place to sing became a refuge. Founded by Erin Guinup, just as the U.S. was closing its borders to citizens from select countries, the Tacoma Refugee Choir was determined to turn its musical practice into a celebration of human connection by welcoming voices from around the world. The Choir has created an original song to showcase the idea that it takes diversity to create…

Tips from Past Speakers

Get an insider's view of the process of preparing to give your talk. Discover the tips, tricks, and wish-I-knew moments from successful speakers. Jenn LaFreniere, TEDxSeattle Speaker 2017     Rex Hohlbein, TEDxSeattle Speaker 2017

Ending homelessness, block by block

Architects Rex Hohlbein and Jenn LaFrenier ask us to consider “Yes in my backyard” as an answer to homelessness. This father-daughter duo has an idea: let's reimagine our personal space by inviting homeless residents to move into beautifully designed, off-grid, homes built in residential backyards. Called “The Block Project” these tiny homes — built with neighborhood support and community…