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TEDxSeattle 2021: Where We Are

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TEDxSeattle is back with thought-provoking speakers and talented musical performances. Register for free!

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In a year where a lot seems to have stayed the same, TEDxSeattle is coming back with a new lineup of talks that will inspire action, challenge the status quo, and drive change for the better.

Join us on November 20, 2021, for a free virtual event that will continue our mission of bringing fresh ideas from some of the boldest community leaders, innovators, and trailblazers in the Northwest to audiences in Seattle and beyond.

As a community, we started this year ready to learn and grow. Collectively, we won’t forget the past, and we are staying prepared for the future—but in 2021, we’re choosing to take a moment to take stock of Where We Are, so that we can move forward with clarity and purpose.

Centering around the theme Where We Are, nine change makers will share powerful ideas and new perspectives that illuminate exactly how far we’ve come in the past year. in a free virtual format.

Get to know this year’s speakers:

Andrew Himes: Advocate for social justice, co-founder of Microsoft Developer Network, and Director of Collective Impact at Carbon Leadership Forum.

Brian Hastert: Storyteller, educator, actor, and podcaster urging us to use our imagination to solve the biggest issues in society through his podcast, Local Selection.

James Whitfield: Community leader, culture strategist and co-founder of Be Culture, where he helps people of differing perspectives find shared purpose and be the culture they wish to see.

K Killian Noe: Author, pastor, community builder, and co-founder of the Recovery Café which serves those experiencing trauma, homelessness, addiction, and other mental health challenges.

Lynda Stuart: Deputy Director for Vaccines & Human Immunology at the Gates Foundation, medical doctor, and a passionate advocate for healthcare as a human right.

Margaret Levi: Professor, author, and advocate for democracy who has dedicated much of her career championing the worker’s voice.

Melissa Miranda: Community leader, and owner and head chef of Musang, a Filipino restaurant in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Mónica Guzmán: Journalist, author, juror for previous Pulitzer prizes, and Digital Director at Braver Angels, a nonprofit for bridging the partisan divide.

Trish Millines Dziko: The co-founder of Technology Access Foundation, and a passionate advocate for developing the genius in all children in our public schools.

Northwest-native musicians the Marshall Law Band and Benicio Bryant will also be there to provide some seriously talented entertainment. Our free virtual format once again makes this year's TEDxSeattle event accessible to everyone!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 20th. See you there!

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