Speakers (180)

Ben Klasky

Ben Klasky, CEO of IslandWood, a 255-acre outdoor learning center, proposes a free and natural remedy to the physical problems kids face: the Great Outdoors.

Beth Kolko

Professor Kolko blends disciplinary perspectives to identify hidden problems and craft innovative solutions.

Bill Gates Sr.

Guides the vision and strategic direction of the Gates Foundation

Blaine Harden

Blaine Harden currently reports for PBS Frontline and is a contributor to the Economist. He has a long and distinguished career as a foreign and domestic correspondent.

Bob Walsh

Businessman, humanitarian, citizen diplomat, director of the Goodwill Games, founding chairman of One World 2011

Brian Arbogast

Brian Arbogast is the Gates Foundation’s Director of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Team Global Development Program.

C.J. Liu

Host of popular radio show “Fire it UP with CJ” and life coach.

Carla Wilcox

Former professional boxer, lead coach at the Wilcox Boxing Studio.

Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee

Having worked as a radio host for decades, Celeste knows the ingredients of a great conversation. She will share her 10 useful rules.

Charlie Swan

Seattle to Portland in 20 minutes? Charlie Swan, co-founder of Pacific Hyperloop, is working to make that happen.

Chris Bliss

Chris Bliss has been one of the country’s top comedians for the last 15 years, logging credits that include The Late Show with David Letterman and multiple appearances on The Tonight Show.

Chris Higashi

Co-founder and director of “Seattle Reads,” the Library’s widely emulated One Book community reading program

Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan explores the detritus of contemporary mass culture, from photographs of mountains of garbage to photo-based conceptual works that visually connect the viewer to otherwise abstract statistics associated with the things we waste.

Chris Lewicki

Chris Lewicki is the president and chief engineer of asteroid-exploration-research organization, Planetary Resources.

Chris Young

Chef, co-author of the 6-volume Modernist Cuisine cookbook

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSeattle, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSeattle event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Get the latest TEDxSeattle news

* = required field