Talks: 2017

Geoffrey Castle 12:04

Playing a Violin Outside the Box

Geoffrey Castle aims to shatter people’s preconceived notions of what is possible on a violin. With a strong interest in […]

Ava Holmes

Blue jeans or blue water? Fashion powering conservation around the world

Most people don’t link high fashion with the conservation movement but Ava Holmes founded Fashion for Conservation (FFC) to do […]

Jennifer Hansen

Setting scientific research free

The results from taxpayer-funded, scientific research are often locked behind a paywall. Jennifer Hansen, a senior officer in Knowledge and […]

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 […]

Charlie Swan

How traveling at the speed of a bullet will change a region’s culture

Hyperloop technology will allow travel at the speed of a commercial jet on the ground. What happens when cities like […]

Northwest Tap Connection 12:21

Dance as protest; say their names see their names feel their names

Using a combination of live performance and their viral-sensation video of the protest dance “Hell You Talmbout”, these Northwest Tap […]

RedWolf Pope 15:45

Lessons of courage from Standing Rock

RedWolf teaches us that courage is an emotional muscle, one that has the ability to lift us out of our fear, and the fear of others around us.

Jim Haven 8:35

Creating purposeful wonder

Inspired by the view through his first telescope of a fuzzy, but awe-inducing glimpse of Saturn, entrepreneur Jim Haven was […]

Patty Fleischmann 17:08

A powerful strategy for disrupting child trafficking

As a therapist and “kid advocate,” Fleischmann uses her ability to attract a diverse and committed community to disrupt child trafficking.

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.

Sandy Cioffi 14:21

Virtual reality can be a powerful tool for understanding each other

Virtual Reality is a work in progress, says Sandy Cioffi, and she outlines exciting ways VR is being used to […]

Steve Davis 18:47

Disease eradication is within reach

Steve Davis is working to bring an extraordinary vision to reality—the global elimination of some of the world’s most deadly […]

Jevin West, Ph.D 18:19

We’re drowning in BS, but you can learn how to fight back

Jevin West is not afraid to call out bullshit for what it is and wants to teach us how to […]

Fariba E Alamdari, Ph.D 15:28

Use the power of your diversity

As Vice President of Marketing for Boeing, Fariba Alamdari is the picture of success. But the hurdles to achieve this […]

Aji Piper 15:10

Kids sue the government to fight climate change– and win

As a high school student, Aji Piper joined with other students in the fight to combat global warming. Together, they […]

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