What’s happening in the arctic and why it matters to you

Elizabeth creates a soundscape as she tells of her two trips to the North Pole. The moving experience motivated her capture the stories of those living in the Arctic Circle, bringing this incredibly remote place to life and showing it's relevance to us all.

Cubicles don't work. How architectural design affects your brain.

Scott explains how architectural design can solve--or make---problems. Citing shapes, materials and plants as just a few of the design elements that make a workspace truly work, he shows how his architecture firm's corporate projects designed with employees and the neighborhood in mind.

TEDxSeattle speaker Celeste Headlee on stage

Help make America talk again

This engaging talk shows how to have conversations with people you disagree with politically or otherwise. With numerous examples and insightful commentary, author, and journalist Celeste Headlee makes the case that we can talk with people who disagree with us, and we must.

Astronomy on Tap: Science is Better with Beer!

Astronomy on Tap features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe.

We will have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.

Discover the Dream of Flight at iFLY!

The fun begins bright and early with a STEM seminar and Lab hosted by iFLY Seattle‘s own Ralph Tolle (retired NASA & US Air Force). We will cover everything from wind speed dynamics and terminal velocity all the way to the unique engineering that makes human flight a reality in our vertical wind tunnel.

After we’ve had a chance to discuss the science behind iFLY it’s time to step into the experiment and take a flight in wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour! This is sure to be a fun, exciting and memorable experience for students and people of all ages.

When: Saturday, October 15th, 9am to 12pm

Where: Meet at iFly 349 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188

Who: All Ages (adults and kids – fun to be had by all!)

Cost: $40

Speaker Announcement Premier and Wine Tasting

In the spirit of our 2016 theme, “Greater Than” the Estates Wine Room has prepared a unique perspective for us: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Wine is an excellent example of this concept, and the Estates Wine Room even more so.

TEDxSeattle is excited to be partnering with Estates Wine Room to announce a handful of the TEDxSeattle 2016 Speakers along with a complimentary wine tasting journey through the Pacific Northwest.

Three wineries are represented at the Estates Wine Room. Individually, they are all exceptional producers of that poetry in a glass just described, but together offer visitors an experience that goes beyond a particular winery, beyond a particular region; we represent a comprehensive perspective of the range and quality that this broad area defined as the Pacific Northwest has to offer.”

Space is limited. Please RSVP ASAP!

Finding Bigfoot Hike and Overnight Camp

Come help us solve one of the greatest mysteries alive by channeling your inner field biologist as we hike alongside Animal Planet’s ‘Finding Bigfoot’ host Ranae Holland. Ranae is a field biologist who has traveled the globe in search of Bigfoot evidence, and has dedicated her life to educating people on how to decipher fact from myth using science.

We will start the day with an afternoon exploration hike under a canopy of trees alongside a river using all of the fun equipment a scientist would use while researching a natural phenomenon. Following our hike we will spend the evening cooking around a fire, listening to live music and hearing some of Ranae’s favorite Bigfoot stories. We will wrap up the adventure with breakfast around a fire and head home. This is sure to be a memory of a lifetime.

Meet at the Denny Creek Campground (near Snoqualmie), campsites 30,31,32.

What to bring: Active shoes, comfortable/active clothing, something to stay warm at night and a rain coat in case of rain, sleeping bag, pillow and tent. If you are missing any of the required gear (i.e., Tent, Sleeping Bag, etc) please email us and we will be sure to provide you the gear you need.

Paddle Seattle followed by Margaritas and Appetizers @ Aqua Verde Paddle Club

Please join us as we paddle through Lake Union and the heart of the city. You will hear stories of the rich local and natural history that has made Seattle and its waterways a special place. Paddle past the oldest houseboat in the city, the “Sleepless in Seattle houseboat,” gas works park and see where Boeing got its start on the shores of Lake Union. If you're lucky, you may see sea planes take off, land or one of our bascule bridges open or close.

Following our paddle we will gather at the Café upstairs for margaritas and appetizers.

Rob Roy Cocktail Happy Hour and Networking Event

If you drink in this town, you’ve likely heard of Rob Roy proprietress and barkeeper Anu Apte. Heck, if you drink anywhere in America you may have sat at the bar for one of her cocktails. Always working, Anu travels the world, the country, and the city spreading her mad skills through consulting and guesting gigs.

TEDxSeattle is excited to be partnering with this one-of- a-kind cocktail bar in Seattle where you are sure to experience a special TEDxSeattle cocktail, engaging conversation centered sharing ideas and new ways of thinking. Come with an open mind and come ready to mingle!

TEDxSeattle 2016

Our theme for the November 19th event was Greater Than and it was an amazing experience for the sold out crowd of 2,500 people who watched 16 speakers and performers at McCaw Hall.

We also showcased two TED videos at the event. James Veitch on the agony of trying to unsubscribe, and Michael Murphy on architecture that's built to heal.  We don't yet have a timeline for when the speaker videos will be online. We will announce when they are on the site through our email list and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Deborah Wang

Deborah Wang is a journalist and public media evangelist who has spent more than three decades in broadcast news.

Deborah started her public radio career at a small station in Amherst, Massachusetts. She traveled the world for more than a decade as NPR’s Asia correspondent and then as a correspondent for ABC News based in Beijing.

In 2005, Deborah joined KUOW Public Radio in Seattle, where she has done everything from political reporting to podcast hosting. As a recent Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow, she spent a year reporting on kids and mental health.

Deborah has also worked as an on–air anchor for CNN International and as host of IN Close, a weekly newsmagazine on KCTS9.

2020 is Deborah’s seventh year hosting TEDxSeattle.