TEDxSeattle goes virtual for this year’s event on November 21st

TEDxSeattle is back for another year of inspiring talks on Saturday, November 21st – this time in a new entirely virtual format that is free and available to everyone.

The 2020 TEDxSeattle Speaker Lineup has thoughtfully curated a group of speakers centered around the 2020 theme of “Other Sides”, meant to present new perspectives on the ideas that define the future of Seattle and beyond in a time when our world is becoming increasingly polarized.  

The TEDxSeattle 2020 speaker lineup includes: 

  • Author and speaker Jodi-Ann Burey, (Bio) whose work is grounded in centering the experiences of historically underrepresented communities and the systemic intersectional approaches needed to address inequities. 
  • Behavioral neuroscientist and astrobiologist Dominic Sivitilli, (Bio) who is studying octopi behavior as an alternative model for intelligence.
  • Writer and photographer Caroline Catlin, (Bio) who uses her art to transform the way health, illness and disability are portrayed in the media. 
  • Diversity and inclusion leader Susan Long-Walsh, (Bio) who has worked with some of the largest companies in the PNW to shape their diversity and inclusion initiatives and enable them to enact lasting change.  
  • Architect and community advocate Rico Quirindongo, (Bio) who is a passionate community advocate driven by the desire to have a meaningful impact on urban and natural landscapes.
  • Photographer and writer Audra Mulkern, (Bio) who is founder of “The Female Farmer Project™”, which chronicles the rise of women working in agriculture around the world.
  • Neuroscientist and academic researcher Jane Roskams, (Bio) who co-leads one of the first international projects in crowd-sourced “citizen neuroscience.”
  • Designer and architect Matthias Olt, (Bio) who has designed some of the most culturally significant and sustainable buildings across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
  • Psychologist and author Dr. Caprice Hollins, (Bio) who is the co-founder of Cultures Connecting, LLC, an organization dedicated to addressing race relations in the workplace and beyond.
  • Neurologist and musician Thomas Deuel, MD, PHD, (Bio) whose research focuses on complex sound and music processing in the human cortex. 
  • Sculptor and entrepreneur Richard Rhodes, (Bio) who examines the relationship between art, architecture, and the human experience through his sculptural art. 

Register for the virtual event here.