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On October 10th and 11th, 2020 join TEDxSeattle in the fight against climate change.

Over two days on October 10th and 11th TEDxSeattle will join with communities around the world to present COUNTDOWN – five curated sessions to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.  The goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in a race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner, and more equitable for everyone.

Get connected to local organizations working to fight climate change and find out how you can get involved.

The COUNTDOWN SESSIONS will be a blend of actionable and research-backed ideas, cutting-edge science, and moments of wonder and inspiration.

October 10th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

SESSION 1: Climate — Where we are and why we need to act

Countdown: Here’s what it is and why we are doing it

Climate science and the climate crisis: Where are we today?

The Race to Zero: What do we need to do and when?

SESSION 2: The path to resilient, regenerative economies

Putting climate back on the political and social agenda

A safer, cleaner, fairer future for people and the planet

What businesses can do — and are doing — to transform and transition

SESSION 3: The future of energy, transportation and materials

How rapidly can we switch to 100% clean power?

How can we upgrade the way that we move people and things?

How can we reimagine and remake the stuff around us?


October 10th from 10:00 AM to Noon

SESSION 4: Fairness, food, and nature

Why climate justice

How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems?

How do we better protect and re-green the earth?

SESSION 5: What’s your role?

Thinking long-term about climate change

Getting involved, staying inspired, and rallying others to take part

Stepping up at work and at home

Date October 10, 2020

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What is TEDxSeattle?

Seattle, and all the upper left-hand corner, are known for trailblazing ideas put into action. We welcome and champion those who want to challenge the status quo and drive change. TEDxSeattle is a platform that amplifies the ideas of those change makers; a forum to foster new perspectives, and a community committed to challenging its members to be better.