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Confirmed Speakers  

The TEDxSpokane planning team is excited to announce the confirmed speakers for our conference on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Click on speaker photos to read about their backgrounds. Watch speaker video Red icon indicates speaker video attached.

Muthu Alagappan
Muthu Alagappan
How he combined his passion for basketball and his work with topological mathematics to create a way of reclassifying the traditional five basketball positions. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Basketball Analytics
Biomechanical Engineering Student
Stanford University

Aaron Berenbach
Aaron Berenbach
How to be Absolutely Fascinating with Nothing but a Bucket of Dirt. As a passionate science educator, Aaron will share the power of “hands-on science” in building curiosity in children. We are fortunate to have such an educational leader, working at Spokane’s Mobius Science Museum. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Education Coordinator, Mobius Science Center:

Mark Cochran
Dr. Mark William Cochran
Change Your Story; Change Your Health: A personal story of recovery from a serious ailment and his approach as a practitioner to holistic health. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Holistic Doctor
Author - "Oby's Wisdom! A Caveman's Simple Guide to Holistic Health and Wellness"

Shann Ray Ferch
Shann Ray Ferch
The Greatest Work of Art is to Love Someone. Sharing his thoughts on the complicated essentials to a full life. A thought provoking talk exploring the balance of love and power; the role of conflict, alienation, and lack of reconciliation in the misled life and The Astounding Nature of Contemporary Research on Forgiveness. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Professor, Gonzaga University
Author - "American Masculine"

Robin Hayford
Robin Hayford
The Village Effect. Sharing her reflective idea of how to reconnect to make a stronger community. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

The Village Effect

Sarah Kladar
Sarah Kladar
It started with an Idea and a Dish Towel. Sarah will share her story of helping families with children facing heart surgery. This powerful story shows age is not an obstacle when achieving powerful results for others. Sarah and her siblings have raised over $90,000 and built partnerships with hospitals in seven states in helping others. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Kids Helping Kids Fix Broken Hearts
 

Douglas Linman
Douglas Linman
10 -9 The Essence of Life and Energy at the Nano Scale. This TEDx talk will be on the state of the art in Nano-Science and how this relatively new science of matter will continue to change the way we live, work and play for the next 100 years. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Founder/Chief Executive, Suntco

Suzanne Ostersmith
Suzanne Ostersmith
Leveraging Passion. Suzanne shares her idea of taking your passion and putting it to work to help and inspire others in the community. When planning to do something meaningful, it is much more powerful if it can be sustained over a long period of time. Keep this in mind when you put your ideas into play! ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Director, Dance Program
Gonzaga University

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Heather Pieczonka
Can’t Be Done Alone. Heather will explain the importance of finding and utilizing resources to be successful as an e-commerce business owner in Spokane. There are great resources in our fair city if you know where to look. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

President/Owner/Founder Funsational, Inc.
President, NAWBO Inland Northwest

Donald Spencer
Donald Spencer
Friday the 13th Ends at Midnight. Don has a powerful idea. He takes his management expertise and applies it to build a cancer fighting team. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Management Consultant
Cancer Survivor

Mitch Williams
Mitch Williams
Mitch will talk about the future of computing - through visual search, computer vision and augmented reality. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

Founder, Liquid Felt


SGS Student Performers

Jacob-John-Nathalie-Ricky-CadePerforming: "Somebody I Used To Know" ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video
(L-R): Jacob Lee, John Hatheway, Natalie Johnson,
Ricky Wang, Cade Martin


Peter OgdenPeter Ogden plays "Malaguena" on classical guitar ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video

SGS Student Presenters

Alaina Jacobsen
Alaina Jacobsen
Alaina will share her idea on how to turn travel opportunities into learning experiences. She has taken it a step further, by sharing it on video for others to see. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video
Sarah Wagstaff
Sarah Wagstaff
Scientific Research by “Beeing” Creative. Her TEDxSpokane talk is about finding creativity through being lost in something you love. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video
Mark Hay
Mark Hay
Mark believes that technology can fulfill needs that we have in our disaster relief infrastructure, and brought his ideas to life by developing this application himself. He hopes to spread the word about his project through his TEDx Talk. ...READ MORE  Watch speaker video
This is a complete list of speakers. It will be a memorable and informative event for Spokane and all those in attendance.


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