Speakers (193)

David Horsey

A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, columnist for Hearst Newspapers and contributing commentator at MSNBC.com, David Horsey has a gift for delivering social and political commentary in a way that truly resonates.

David Schmader

David Schmader is a multi-talented writer, playwright, newspaper columnist, and performance artist.

David Schomer

David Schomer is the founder of Seattle’s Espresso Vivace, a Seattle area coffee shop and roaster known for its high quality of coffee and roasting practices.

Deborah Wang

Deborah Wang is a reporter for KUOW, focusing on politics and government, and host of IN Close on KCTS9.

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.

Deep Dhillon

Deep is an accomplished technologist with over 18-years of experience conceptualizing, architecting, and deploying multiple advanced networking applications.

Delaney Ruston

Documentary filmmaker Delaney Ruston shares her personal experiences of her father’s mental illness, and the discovery that sharing personal stories have the power to inspire compassion and break the silence to create collaboration and action.


DESEO CARMIN plays a sultry fusion of Latin, Jazz-Funk with the spice of flamenco. In other words, “Spanish music with […]

Diane Douglas

Diane Douglas joined CityClub as its executive director in May 2007.

Dimitri Christakis

A pediatrician, researcher, activist and author, Dimitri Christakis’ passion is developing actionable strategies to optimize the cognitive, emotional and social development of preschool children.

Dominic Muren

Eco-friendly industrial designer, UW professor, author, TED Fellow, founder of humblefacture.com and the Humblefactory

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.

Dr. Jerry Radich

Dr. Jerry Radich

“When I started my career the number of mutations associated with cancer could be counted on one hand, and we had the wonderfully naïve thought that a single mutation might cause a cancer. Now we know that it usually takes many mutations to cause a normal cell to become cancerous.”

Dr. Kinari Webb

A doctor turned environmentalist, Dr. Webb’s mission is improve both human and human environmental health.

Dr. Rusty Rodriguez

Dr. Rusty Rodriguez is a microbiologist who has studied symbiotic interactions between plants and microorganisms for more than 25 years.

Ed Viesturs

World-renowned mountaineer, author.

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