TEDxRainier 2014


Date November 22, 2014


Chris Lewicki

Chris Lewicki is the president and chief engineer of asteroid-exploration-research organization, Planetary Resources.

Dee Boersma

Dr. Boersma holds the Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science at the University of Washington and is the founder and executive editor of Conservation magazine.

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger

Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger first became a high-school science teacher where a classroom question led her to the NASA website and their program for teachers to become astronauts.

Ed Viesturs

Ed Viesturs is a professional mountaineer and also works as a design consultant for outdoor equipment manufacturer Eddie Bauer/First Ascent and is a Rolex Ambassador.

Gifford Pinchot III

Gifford has been an organic dairy farmer, a blacksmith, an author, an innovation consultant, software CEO, an angel investor and currently president of Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI).

Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi is an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Code.org, an education non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education.

Jonathan Bricker

Dr. Jonathan Bricker is an internationally recognized scientific leader in a bold approach called acceptance and commitment therapy.

Paul Yager

Since 1992, Paul’s lab has focused primarily on development of microfluidic devices and systems; the long-range goal has always been to use microfluidic devices and systems for the analysis of biological fluids for use in low-cost point-of-care biomedical diagnostics.

Rex Hohlbein

Founder + Creative Director at Facing Homelessness / Principal at BLOCK Architects / Co-founder of the BLOCK Project

Robert Davidson

Robert W. Davidson is the President and CEO of the newly nonprofit Seattle Aquarium.

Sarah Bergmann

Sarah worked in the field of art before founding the Pollinator Pathway, a long-term systems project that uses a multidisciplinary approach in design, art, planning and ecology.

Velocity Dance

Tonya Lockyer is the Executive/Artistic Director of Velocity, Seattle’s award-winning dance center, and Ezra Dickinson is a multi disciplinary artist who began dancing at the age of four.

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