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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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