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June 21, 2017 Adventure

Health Science Discovery Tour

Seattle is known as the Silicon Valley for saving lives. Join this tour to see how the Center for Infectious Disease Research is contributing to that reputation, and get a hands-on look at how science research for health is done. Alexis Kaushansky (speaker at TEDxSeattle2016) and colleagues at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) […]

Suzanne Simard

Nature’s internet: how trees talk to each other in a healthy forest

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 […]

Oren Etzioni

Artificial Intelligence will empower us, not exterminate us

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 […]

Nathan Kundtz

Let’s make connectivity mobile — by heading to space

Access to the internet has changed the world, but with expectations in the next 15 year of 30 billion connected devices, we are facing a connectivity crisis. The ONLY option for meeting the increased demand for bandwidth is to go to space and we have the technology to get us there.

Alexis Kaushansky

Our best hope in fighting global disease is open collaboration

Alexis is a research biologist, but her experience in engineering school and social justice issues has made her a scientist who looks at social and economic constraints as a path to creativity.

Dr. Jerry Radich

Surviving Cancer: The Biology of Luck

Why are some people “cured” of cancer while others deal with relapses? Answering that question may mean changing the way we think about the disease.

Elizabeth Arnold

What’s happening in the arctic and why it matters to you

Elizabeth creates a soundscape as she tells of her two trips to the North Pole. The moving experience motivated her capture the stories of those living in the Arctic Circle, bringing this incredibly remote place to life and showing it’s relevance to us all.

Scott Wyatt

Cubicles don’t work. How architectural design affects your brain.

Scott explains how architectural design can solve–or make—problems. With shapes, materials, and plants as design elements that make a workspace work, his architecture firm’s designs projects with employees and the neighborhood in mind.

October 28, 2016 Adventure

Astronomy on Tap: Science is Better with Beer!

Astronomy on Tap features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe.

October 15, 2016 Adventure

Discover the Dream of Flight at iFLY!

The fun begins bright and early with a STEM seminar, discussion of the science behind iFLY, and then take flight in wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour!

Erika Wagner 7:42

The future of space flight for the rest of us

The history of spaceflight and and the possibility of future space adventures for everyone.