RedWolf Pope brings us a lesson in courage from Standing Rock. This Native American of Shoshone and Tlingit origin, tribal attorney, and tech entrepreneur served as the liaison between the Elders, Veterans, and the legal team at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. RedWolf joins us on stage to connect his tribal heritage and his experience […]
Patty Haven Fleischmann is successfully combating child trafficking in Seattle and catalyzing similar nationwide efforts. As a therapist, child of a Holocaust survivor, and “kid advocate,” Fleischmann uses her ability to hold two opposing truths to attract a diverse and committed community and disrupt a seemingly insurmountable problem. Launching a Seattle-based non-profit which has raised […]
Jevin West is not afraid to call out bullshit for what it is and wants to teach us how to do the same. West is an assistant professor and co-creator of a new course, “Calling BS: data reasoning in a digital world” at the University of Washington. In this engaging talk, West shows how dangerous […]
This fascinating talk presents the scientific research that shows the interconnectedness of life in the forest ecosystem. It takes us beneath the forest floor where we learn how trees are communicating and exchanging resources. Going beyond the simple view of a forest as a resource to be exploited, it presents the forest as a complex […]
Through spoken word and images, Nikkita Oliver urges a reexamination of both history and the stories we tell. From the 1968 Summer Olympics to Colin Kaepernick, from Timothy McVeigh to the Blank Panther movement, she reveals fragments of truth often hidden within the bigger story. Holding a light to these distinctions, Oliver urges us to […]
Publish the Quest is a band from Washington State that brought down the house at TEDxSeattle 2016 with infectious energy and a message about the power of music. Flanked by a great horn section, lead singer Jacob Bain took a moment to share the band’s mission to use music and collaboration to break down cultural […]
Artificial Intelligence advocate Oren Etzioni makes a case for the life-saving benefits of AI used wisely to improve our way of life. Acknowledging growing fears about AI’s potential for abuse of power, he asks us to consider how to responsibly balance our desire for greater intelligence and autonomy with the risks inherent in this new […]
A filmmaker by accident, Eliaichi came to her story while exploring her Tanzanian roots. Her journey as a first-generation Asian-African American led her to ask questions never asked before.
For thousands of years, live theater has captivated the human mind. In this funny and revealing talk, Andrew shows why we respond so strongly to the stage and why recognizing its superpower is more important now than ever.
As a Chief Justice in the juvenile court system, Wesley has come to believe the system is better at sentencing people than reducing crime. He asks that we rely less on the power of the justice system, and more on human connection.
The answer might seem simple, but in the hands of Lesley Hazleton, the question takes us on a surprisingly humorous and thought-provoking journey into what it would actually mean to live forever.
With shapes, materials, and plants as design elements that make a workspace work, an architecture firm designs projects with employees and the neighborhood in mind.