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Rex Hohlbein

Founder + Creative Director at Facing Homelessness / Principal at BLOCK Architects / Co-founder of the BLOCK Project

Karrie Kohlhaas

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

Wendy Johnson

Physician, UW professor, global health activist

John Marzluff

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.

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

Jenn LaFreniere 19:23

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 […]

Schedule Changing Places 2017

SAMPLE SCHEDULE- this is last years schedule from 2017 8:00am McCaw Hall opens 8:50am Auditorium doors open for seating 9:30am – 10:45am Session 1 Changing the Game Jevin West, Ph.D UW data science professor, bullshit fighter Jennifer Hansen Gates Foundation Knowledge Officer, passionate advocate for open research Geoffrey Castle Electric violin pioneer, inventor, producer Aji Piper High school […]

Pictureof the Estates Wine Room storefront in Seattle's Pioneer Square
October 3, 2017 Cafe

An Evening With 2017 Speakers: Topics, Treats, & Wine Tasting

Come meet some of the 2017 speakers during an evening of wine tasting and savory and sweet small bites. This is a rare opportunity to meet the people who take the TEDxSeattle stage this year under the theme of Changing Places. In addition to learning more about this year’s event, enjoy a tasting of The […]

Ranae Holland

What Bigfoot can teach us about curiosity

Ranae Holland is a research biologist who spends much of her time trekking through forests with a camera crew, looking for evidence of a big furry man-ape. As a cohost of the Animal Planet television As a cohost of the Animal Planet television show Finding Bigfoot, she draws on her scientific skills to sift through […]

November 18, 2017 TEDxSeattle

TEDxSeattle 2017 Changing Places

Our speaker line-up for TEDxSeattle 2017: Changing Places Dr. Fariba Alamdari, Vice President of Marketing & Value Analysis, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Talk: Use the power of your diversity  Sandy Cioffi, VR artist, director, producer, founder of fearless360 Talk: Virtual reality can be a powerful tool for understanding each other Steve Davis, President and CEO, PATH Talk: A […]