Pictureof the Estates Wine Room storefront in Seattle's Pioneer Square

An Evening With 2017 Speakers: Topics, Treats, & Wine Tasting

Come meet some of the 2017 speakers during an evening of wine tasting and savory and sweet small bites.

This is a rare opportunity to meet the people who take the TEDxSeattle stage this year under the theme of Changing Places. In addition to learning more about this year's event, enjoy a tasting of The Estates Wine Room's distinctive Northwest wine collection along with delicious bites courtesy Belle Pastry. Thanks to the sponsorship of these two companies your ticket costs go to supporting this all volunteer organization.


There is street parking as well as parking garages available in the neighborhood. The closest light rail station is Pioneer Square Station and is a 5-minute walk. We encourage attendees to make use of smart transportation to this beautiful location downtown. Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and metered taxis offer in-city transportation from local drivers. All rides can be scheduled using smartphone apps.

About The Estates Wine Room

The wines of DoublPicture of three bottles of wine offered at the Estates Wine Roome Canyon, Seven Hills Winery and Archery Summit reflect exceptional vineyards in renowned growing regions of the Pacific Northwest. From these three properties, the Estates Wine Room presents limited-production, estate-grown wines that convey the quality and intrinsic character of the regions in which they’re grown.

Located in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square, the tasting room offers an engaging wine country experience in the city, featuring wine tasting flights, wines by the glass and wine and food pairing experiences.

About Belle Pastry

Belle Pastry is that slice of Paris you’ve been looking for, serving up exquisite French croissants, quiches, sweet confections and more with terrific coffee and an “Ooh-la-la!” flair.  The bakery has been delighting Eastside patrons from its old Bellevue location with a special je ne sais quoi for over a decade. They partner with the finest ingredients providers to bring the highest possible quality to everything from a custom cake for a special occasion or a cup of coffee and a macaroon. Or two.

TEDxSeattle Cafe on the Water

We're pleased to be working with the World Trade Center Seattle on our first TEDxSeattle Cafe' of 2017, Compassion as a Power Tool on June 7th.

The cafe' format is a more casual opportunity to hear from a previous TEDxSeattle speaker, learn more about how the all-volunteer effort that is TEDxSeattle works as well as a chance to talk with fellow TEDx'ers.


When we think of power, we think of force. But is force always the best option? Not according to TEDx Speaker Tim Dawes. Join us the evening of June 7 for a special night when we’ll explore Tim’s compelling idea to use “Compassion as a Power Tool.” You’ll also learn how TEDx speakers are curated, and how you can partner with us to expand your reach.

Consultant, trainer and TEDxSeattle speaker Tim Dawes demonstrates the power of compassion to influence, lead, and create better outcomes in business and everyday life. Using remarkable true stories, Tim shows how re-imagining compassion as a practical set of skills enables us to shift our relationships with adversaries, collaborate, and quickly invent new options we might never have considered before.

In addition to hearing from Tim on compassion, guests will learn how TEDxSeattle’s team curates its speakers - a fascinating process alone. Joining Tim Dawes will be Lisa Phelps Dawes, Chief Storyteller at Storied Thoughts and Co-Chair of the TEDxSeattle Speaker Team. Lisa will share her expertise and insights into the curation process for TEDx programs. Using video for storytelling, Lisa has won more than two dozen international, national, and regional awards, including four Emmys. And, better still, these awards have earned market share and customers for her clients! 

If you’ve been wondering how to get your organization involved in the global TED movement on a regional level, this event is for you!