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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.

PHoto of artist barry johnson in his studio
May 27, 2018 Adventure

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 […]

Tacoma Refugee Choir 14:30

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 […]

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 […]