Speakers (193)

Steve Davis

Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, combines extensive experience as a technology business leader, global health advocate, and social innovator to accelerate great ideas and bring lifesaving solutions to scale.

Susie Lee

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.”

Suzanne Simard

Suzanne Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Tacoma Refugee Choir

Tacoma Refugee Choir fosters friendships across diverse communities through the power of song. At a time when the US is divided […]

Tanmeet Sethi, M.D.

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.

Teri Hein

Teri Hein, a teacher for more than 30 years, has learned we need to assume the best of our children: Assume that they are kind and open, smart and capable, strong and resilient—and when we do, they’ll be inspired and think like learners.

Terry Brooks

Lawyer turned fantasy author of over two-dozen NY Times Best Sellers.

Tiberio Simone

Sensual chef, food artist, James Beard Awardee.

Tim Dawes

Tim Dawes

“We confuse compassion with kindness and sacrifice. There’s a better form of compassion that gives you power where force fails.”

Tom Skerritt

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.

Valerie Segrest

Valerie Segrest, a member of Muckleshoot tribe and native foods educator tells us to listen to the salmon and cedar tree, who teach us a life of love, generosity and abundance, and to remember when we take better care of our land, we are taking better care of ourselves.

Velocity Dance

Tonya Lockyer is the Executive/Artistic Director of Velocity, Seattle’s award-winning dance center, and Ezra Dickinson is a multi disciplinary artist who began dancing at the age of four.

Wayne Cotter

Computer engineer-turned standup comic Wayne Cotter shares his background as a means to discuss the ways in which assumptions and stereotypes affect how we see ourselves and others. Hilarity ensues.

Wendy Johnson

Physician, UW professor, global health activist

Will Hewett

Will Hewett is an organizational transformation consultant, executive coach, learning designer, vocalist and improviser.

Xolie Morra

Xolie Morra Cogley is an active representative of the Autism community, speaking personally about her life with Asperger’s Syndrome.

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