Each of our TEDxSpokane 2021 speakers offers us a window, a doorway, a pathway to something new. These carefully chosen speakers offer the seeds of hope and wonder, and the pathway to help grow the connections our community needs. Now more than ever we need those who offer us seeds for the future. Be prepared to expect wonders.

2021 Speakers

A Remote Future

Since the pandemic, remote work has become common place and this talk explores what was happening before the pandemic and what has changed since in…

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ADHD Redefined

Brooke Matson reframes the label of ADHD in this exciting talk. She introduces us to revolutionary creatives that had ADHD and likely would not have…

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Are You Hungry?

This inspirational talk demonstrates how helping other people can change their lives and yours. A simple gesture (or question, Are you hungry?”) and empathy for…

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Bridges to Heal US

In this powerful and uplifting talk, Erin Jones gives us tools to heal some of the societal challenges that are at the forefront of our…

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Change the World with Laughter

Greg Kettner shares how the power of laughter will make our everyday lives better. How it can improve your mental health and how laughter affects…

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Filmmaking in the Age of OSINT

Filmmaker and citizen journalist Mike Beegle takes us step-by-step through the process of using nothing more complex than a camera and a computer to empower…

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Leslie Blevins

Using example videos of parent-child interactions, Dr. Leslie Blevins shows us how to leverage the power of praise not only to help your child grow,…

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Our Daily Dose of Shame: Shame & Social Media

Dr. Shawn Horn makes a stunning entrance to the stage, exemplifying her topic of shame. We are surrounded, she argues, with shame-making content, especially social…

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People, Not Programs, Change People

Janet Mann’s talk illustrates the power of human connection and its importance in making lasting change for families in crisis. This powerful talk highlights the…

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The Transformative Power of Music

Erica Uzca and Jorge Luis Uzcátegui inspire us with their story of the power of music. Beginning with Jorge’s origins in Venezuela, he shares how…

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2020 Speakers

Educating With Games To Connect With Every Child

The fastest growing demographic for video game use is middle aged women, not your middle schooler. This lifelong teacher from Cheney, Washington, loves spending time…

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Living A Greener Life Today

Never look at a plastic water bottle the same way again. Working as a consultant for a greener world, Mark is influenced by relevant and…

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On Exposing The Experience Of Cults

Have you heard of the cult next door? Tracy is a journalism lecturer and a religion reporter from Pullman, Washington. She favors “TED Radio Hour:…

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On The Inevitable Stage Of Life That Is Death

Can we actually find peace before we die. Julie is an estate planning attorney residing in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is certified death doula and hypnotherapist…

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Stories That Educate About Our Native Lands & Cultures

Dan will take us back in time to hear the passages passed down from generations before. Stories of a land that provided for its people…

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Your Financial Situation, Your Responsibility

Want to know the secret to financial success. Rebecca is a registered investment advisor in Spokane, WA. Her favorite TED Talk is Tim Urban’s “Inside…

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