Speakers (215)

Valerie Segrest

Valerie Segrest, a member of Muckleshoot tribe and native foods educator tells us to listen to the salmon and cedar tree, who teach us a life of love, generosity and abundance, and to remember when we take better care of our land, we are taking better care of ourselves.

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.

Wayne Cotter

Computer engineer-turned standup comic Wayne Cotter shares his background as a means to discuss the ways in which assumptions and stereotypes affect how we see ourselves and others. Hilarity ensues.

Wendy Johnson

Physician, UW professor, global health activist

Will Hewett

Will Hewett is an organizational transformation consultant, executive coach, learning designer, vocalist and improviser.

Xolie Morra

Xolie Morra Cogley is an active representative of the Autism community, speaking personally about her life with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Yee Won Chong

Development Director at Western States Center.

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