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TEDxSeattle 2018: Tall Order

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$40 – $250

A tall order, by definition, is demanding. It’s a significant and potentially unreachable challenge. Looking to the past, we can find wildly successful tall orders. Some may even seem small when viewed through the lens of today’s challenges. This year, we identify and examine ideas that stretch goals, strive for the seemingly unattainable, and explore what happens when a goal proves to be “too tall.”

With more than 200 applicants this year, the speaker selection team identified a diverse mix of activists, researchers, artists, leaders, and innovators.

  • Amy AnselFounder of Titan Bioplastics & Titan Hemp
  • Sam Dinning, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of King County’s juvenile division
  • Kirk GroganDigital Strategist and marketing & sales consultant
  • barry johnsonMulti-Disciplinary Artist, children’s book author, and editor
  • Anirudh Koul, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Researcher and data scientist
  • Colin MacDonaldDesign Director at Parkour Visions, and play enthusiast
  • Deseo Carmin, Spanish music with an edge
  • Chuck Murry, M.D., Ph.D.Director, UW Medicine’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
  • Sara Sanford, Executive Director, Gender Equity Now (GEN)
  • Anastacia-ReneéSeattle Civic Poet, former Hugo House Poet-in-Residence, and author
  • Judy Twedt, Climate Researcher, atmospheric scientist, and data sound artist
  • Jono VaughanArtist, transgender activist, and Asst. Prof. at Bellevue College
  • Joe Kye, violinist-looper and vocalist


November 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$40 – $250
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McCaw Hall
321 Mercer St
Seattle, WA United States
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