TEDxSeattle 2018: Tall Order

A tall order, by definition, is demanding. It’s a significant and potentially unreachable challenge. Looking to the past, we can find wildly successful tall orders. Some may even seem small viewed through the lens of today’s challenges. This year, we identify and examine ideas that stretch goals, strive for the seemingly unattainable, and explore what happens when a goal proves to be “too tall.”

The Speakers

With more than 200 applicants this year, the speaker selection team identified a diverse mix of activists, researchers, artists, leaders, and innovators.

  • Amy Ansel, Founder of Titan Bioplastics & Titan Hemp
  • Sam Dinning, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of King County’s juvenile division
  • Kirk Grogan, Digital Strategist and marketing & sales consultant
  • barry johnson, Multi-Disciplinary Artist, children’s book author, and editor
  • Anirudh Koul, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Researcher and data scientist
  • Colin MacDonald, Design Director at Parkour Visions, and play enthusiast
  • Mark Mueller-Eberstein, blockchain expert, author, and Adgetec CEO
  • Chuck Murry, M.D., Ph.D., Director, UW Medicine’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
  • Sara Sanford, Executive Director, Gender Equity Now (GEN)
  • Anastacia-Renee, Seattle Civic Poet, former Hugo House Poet-in-Residence, and author
  • Judy Twedt, Climate Researcher, atmospheric scientist, and data sound artist
  • Jono Vaughan, Artist, transgender activist, and Asst. Prof. at Bellevue College

Experience TEDxSeattle 2018 on Saturday, November 17. Tickets on sale now.

A look back at TEDxSeattle 2017

Deborah Wang standing on the stage with the TEDxSeattle logo behind her on the big screen at McCaw Hall

Host Deborah Wang on the TEDxSeattle stage in 2017

Group of people taking a selfie in the audience lobby

Selfie with TEDxSeattle 2017 speaker, Aji Piper

Audience inside the McCaw Hall auditorium talking to one another

A stretch and speak break during the morning’s session at TEDxSeattle 2017

Two attendees pose inside the 7 fooot tall red X built for climbing on and into

View from the back of the stage looking towards the audience during a TEDxSeattle 2017 presentation

Date November 17, 2018
Time 8am Doors Open to 4:30pm

McCaw Hall

321 Mercer St

Seattle, WA, 98109

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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSeattle, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSeattle event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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