TEDxRainier is an independently produced, one-day TED event. Our first event was held in 2010 in Seattle's Benaroya Hall, and our second one was at Kane Hall at University of Washington. The 2012 event builds on last year's success, allow for more attendees, and will be streamed live on the web. Talks from our 2012 event on November 10, 2012 will also be posted online after the event.
Who are we
TEDxRainier was envisioned by Nassim Assefi (Curator of TEDxRainier 2010 and TED Fellow) and Phil Klein, (Curator for TEDxRainier 2011 and co-organizer in 2010) who met at TEDGlobal 2009. TEDxRainier was formed to share the vision and experience of TED with Seattle, and to showcase some of the incredible talent we have in our community. This is a collaborative project staffed by many volunteers, including advisors, interns, partner organizations, and local TEDsters.
Volunteers for 2012
Curator and Licensee
Committee Members and Volunteers
Please email media inquiries or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Klein Curator and Licensee
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
(either speaker is from Seattle or subject of talk mentions Seattle)
Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Photosynth
Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps
Patrick Awuah on educating leaders
Jeff Bezos on the next web innovation
Jeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents
(Princeton University commencement speech)
James Burchfield plays (invisible) turntables
Hillel Cooperman: Legos for Grownups
Bill Gates on Energy: Innovating to Zero!
Bill Gates on mosquitoes, malaria, and education
John Maeda on his journey in design
Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria?
Nathan Myhrvold on archeology, animal photography, BBQ
Nalini Nadkarni: Life Science in Prison
Joshua Prince-Ramus on Seattle's Library
Mark Roth: Suspended animation is within our grasp
Paul Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world
(more WA state-related, not just Seattle-related)
Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future