Guided by this year’s theme, “Space Between,” we’ll spend the day exploring what lies between what is and what might be. Our speakers will explore inspiration and implementation, cause and effect, the intergalactic and the intercellular, the past, the present and futures unknown.
TEDxRainier 2015 is a one-day event that brings together top thinkers to share ideas with our local audience. Speakers from around the Northwest will deliver talks that challenge, move and inspire. In the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading,” TEDxRainier offers a TED-style event at the local level. Our attendees come from a wide range of disciplines, ages and backgrounds, and share a bond of curiosity and desire to make a difference. Together we make the TEDxRainier event an important Northwest experience.
Our daylong program provides a focus and impetus for conversation and inspiration. The meetings and discussions that happen during breaks and at meals are a part of what makes this event so special. This year we will be putting a special emphasis on audience participation and interaction, creating opportunities for conversation among participants.
Join us to hear ideas worth sharing and to become part of TEDxRainier!
|Date||November 21, 2015|
321 Mercer St
Seattle, WA, 98109
Akash Thakkar is an award-winning composer, sound designer, and public speaker within the video game industry.
Deep is an accomplished technologist with over 18-years of experience conceptualizing, architecting, and deploying multiple advanced networking applications.
Xolie Morra Cogley is an active representative of the Autism community, speaking personally about her life with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Dan Finkel wants everyone to have fun with math and has devoted much of his life to understanding and teaching the motivation, history, aesthetics, and deep structure of mathematics.
Susie Lee is a visual artist and the CEO of Siren, the radical new social discovery app which “brings civilized flirting to the dating space.”
Tanmeet Sethi, M.D. is an integrative physician, teacher, writer and mother. She is passionate about Real Medicine—not the kind that comes out of a bottle, but the kind that comes from caring for ourselves.
Neel Baxi is a senior at Skyline High School in Sammamish, Washington and an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate.
Emmy Award winning actor, writer, and director Tom Skerritt is a much loved resident of Washington State. While an English major in Wayne State University, his interest in filmmaking led him to UCLA to study film directing.
Maura O’Neill places innovation at the center of her work, study, and attitude. Through her work in the public, private, and academic sectors, she has created entrepreneurial and public policy solutions for some of the toughest domestic and global problems.
Megan Ming Francis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Megan specializes in the study of American politics, race, and the development of constitutional law.
Dr. Rusty Rodriguez is a microbiologist who has studied symbiotic interactions between plants and microorganisms for more than 25 years.
Jesse Hagopian is best described by the name of his blog, I Am An Educator. He is a teacher, educator, and activist.
G. Willow Wilson is an award-winning book and graphic-novel author.
Erika Wagner is a major player in the field of commercial space ventures and is at the forefront of developing technologies to enable human space transportation.
David Schmader is a multi-talented writer, playwright, newspaper columnist, and performance artist.
Dr. Diamond currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and he is a physician at Harrison Urgent Care Clinics.
Terry is a longtime practitioner of capoeira, contact improvisation, hip hop dance, physical theater, and tree climbing.
A doctor turned environmentalist, Dr. Webb’s mission is improve both human and human environmental health.
Brian Arbogast is the Gates Foundation’s Director of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Team Global Development Program.
|Despair and hope||9:00 – 10:30 am|
|Guests||Dan Diamond, M.D.|
|Tanmeet Sethi, M.D.|
Break 10:30 – 11:00
|Thinking and doing||11:00 – 12:15 pm|
|Guests||Xolie Morra Conley|
Lunch 12:15-1:30 pm
|The few and the many||1:30-3:00 pm|
|Guests||The Acrobatic Conundrum|
Break 3:00 – 3:30 pm
|What is and what can be||3:30-5:00 pm|
|Kinari Webb, M.D.|
What’s a technology that could lead to the greatest improvements in health and longevity in the developing world? The toilet.
A circus performance shows how together we can be greater than the sum of our parts.
Making the case for thinking more broadly about what a marijuana user is and could possibly be.
The history of spaceflight and and the possibility of future space adventures for everyone.
Using a new superhero, Ms Marvel, as a parallel for the challenges of a misunderstood generation – the millennials.
An invitation into the epicenter of a new musical revolution engaging millions – video games.