Summer TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2020 Moves Online

Fill your summer with intriguing ideas by joining TEDxSnoIsleLibraries talk fans online in July and August. TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2020 speakers will present their unique ideas through 15 separate online events. Each online event will present a different speaker's idea in a unique presentation followed by a hosted interactive Q&A session with the speaker. Stay tuned for the dates, times and more information on each upcoming speaker event.

2020 Online Events

Each TEDxSnoIsleLibraries speaker below will present a thoughtful idea in one of fifteen separate online events in July and August. Check out the calendar of events and make sure you have an online seat for every TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2020 talk which captures your imagination by registering today.

Sign up to attend the event online, you will be sent a Zoom link the day before the event. Each online event will present a different speaker's idea in a unique presentation followed by a hosted interactive Q&A session with the speaker. Questions and comments from audience attendees can be submitted via Zoom.

Holly, Molly & Elisabeth

Holly, Molly & Elisabeth

Embrace your chance to solve problems in your community

Thursday, July 9 - 11:00 am

Holly Lewis, 18, Molly Zimmermann, 17, and Elisabeth Ince, 17, are members of the Whidbey Island Wildcats, a robotics team based at Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor, Wash. Besides building technical skills, the team focuses on the betterment of the community and the world. The teammates have worked on projects to help the homeless, people in underprivileged countries, and the young children of the Whidbey Island community. Holly plans to study electrical engineering at the University of Washington this fall. Following high school, Molly is aiming for a university degree in architectural engineering or interior design. Elisabeth has her sights set on a Bachelor's degree in sociocultural anthropology after graduating from high school.

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Jodi Crimmins

Jodi Crimmins

How school gardens empower young people

Saturday, July 11 - 9:00 am

For the past two years, Jodi Crimmins has served as the Garden and Sustainability Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Oak Harbor Public Schools on Whidbey Island, Wash. A state Science Fellow, Crimmins provides training on environmental literacy and sustainability projects, school-wide composting systems and outdoor learning opportunities linked to the U.S. Department of Education National Green Ribbon Schools program. In 2019, the school district received the 2019 Green Medalist Award from Washington Green Schools.

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Kate Bracy

Kate Bracy

Quickly Learn to Stay Civil Most of the Time -- Here's the Secret You Can Master by Tomorrow

Saturday, July 11 - 11:00 am

Kate Bracy is a retired nurse and president of Civility First... So We Can Work Together, a grassroots nonprofit in Island County, Wash. As a writer and nurse educator she has spent a great deal of her career helping clinical and management staff work more effectively together by improving communication skills. Kate continues to write and teach on topics of health and communication. She lives on Whidbey Island with her wife, her dog, her sewing machine and her knitting needles. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.katebracy.com

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Marty Folsom

Marty Folsom

Create the deep personal relationships everyone longs to have

Saturday, July 18 - 10:00 am

As an author, Marty Folsom has written a trio of books exploring the nature of personal relationships. As an academic, Marty earned a Ph.D. and taught in New Zealand and the Seattle area for 20 years. As a counselor, the Woodinville, Wash., native refers to himself as a Relational Theologian, affirming that God exists in relationships and all that God does is for the purpose of relationships. Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn.

YaLing Liou

Ya-Ling Liou

Transform your pain with the words that can tame it

Saturday, July 18 - 11:30 am

Chiropractic physician. Author. Teacher. Reducer of suffering. Ya-Ling Liou brings all of those roles together through her clinical practice, Return to Health. The intention of her work is to empower people to be their own pain experts and develop the confidence to recognize when seeking help is appropriate. She enjoys forest bathing with the company of her canine co-worker, Luna. She also supports organizations such asFood Lifeline, Old Dog Haven and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Links: Twitter, Facebook.

Chris Coward

Chris Coward

The disinformation mine field

Date and time to be determined

At the University of Washington Information School, Chris Coward studies information. As director of the UW's Technology & Social Change Group and co-founder of the Center for an Informed Public, Chris is focusing on issues of access, digital inclusion, digital literacy, civic engagement, and most recently, misinformation. Chris is focusing on resource-limited countries and marginalized populations using participatory methods to engage with organizations and communities. Links: Twitter

Erica Steele

Erica Steele

Inner beauty

Tuesday, July 28 - 4:00 pm

Erica Steele believes that feeling beautiful comes from appreciating and honoring who you are, not from following trends or having the perfect body. An Army veteran, Erica is creating a mastectomy resilience program for breast-cancer pre-vivors and survivors. Her approach is not which makeup to use or buying a new wardrobe. It is helping to see and support beauty, to feel confident looking in the mirror and being beautiful for the rest of your life. Link: Website

Charlene Ray

Charlene Ray

See grief in a new light

Tuesday, August 4 - 4:00 pm

For 35 years, Charlene Ray, has helped others as a therapist, mentor, grief counselor and workshop facilitator. Charlene earned a Master's degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She has studied alchemical healing, guided imagery, voice dialogue, mindful self-compassion, nature-based soul work, shamanic counseling and vision-quest work. Charlene leads programs for school districts on various mental-health topics and is a coach and trainer at the University of Washington's Forefront Suicide Prevention center.

Anna Choi

Discovering Peace in Chaos

Tuesday, August 11 - 4:00 pm

Anna Choi knows that running a business takes energy. Anna is there to empower conscious entrepreneurs and business leaders to focus their energy, magnify their presence, and find peace in chaos. Anna lived the challenges she helps others address. With a six-figure income but burned out at age 25, Anna turned to energy mastery, martial arts, yoga and brain education. Now, she brings those lessons to help high achieving business leaders grow in flow, align their energy, and embody yin-based leadership for themselves and their teams.

Andre Feriante

Andre Feriante

The Round Table of Song

Wednesday, August 12 - Time to be determined

Andre Feriante's life is the guitar, his passion is music and his mission is the pursuit of beauty and knowledge through art. The story began at age 13 when a Flamenco concert sparked his love of guitar. By age 18, Feriante was playing concerts in Rome, Berlin and North and South America. He studied with classical guitar legends Andrés Segovia and Jose Tomas in Madrid, Henry Rivas in Bogota, Columbia, and Leon Atkinson in New York. He now directs the Whidbey Island Guitar Festival and Seattle Guitar Night with additional festivals in the works.

John Fahey

Vacations that make a transformational difference

Date and time to be determined

Chris Collier

Chris Collier

Addressing Housing affordability

Date and time to be determined

Chris Collier's academic and career focus is on public service. While Collier was working for NASA's Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and then Human Spaceflight and Operations, the Puget Sound-region native earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College. In a position with Gov. Jay Inslee's office, Collier saw challenges of housing stability. Now with Alliance for Housing Affordability, he advances the mission and vision of no household being without an affordable place to call home.

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson

4 life lessons from our old dogs

Wednesday, August 26 - 7:00 pm

Elizabeth Johnson has been working with the health and wellness of small, large and exotic animals as well as wildlife for more 35 years. Her work includes doing equine and canine bodywork and rehabilitation on competitive and companion animals. In return, Johnson says the animals have trained her in patience, understanding, divine presence and humility as well as human nature. As a practitioner, she sees that the needs of each animal and human are different. Link: 4legged Wisdom and Wellness

Teresa Wippel

Citizens and Journalists

Saturday, August 29 - 11:00 am

Teresa Wippel's career includes a long list of communications roles: weekly and daily newspaper journalism, government public information, employee communications, corporate and agency public relations, marketing communications, technical communications, internet publishing and professional sports. With a journalism degree from Seattle University, Wippel is proud to say she has come full circle in founding the My Neighborhood News Network. Links: myneighbornewsnetwork.com. LinkedIn

Janet & Rob

Getting to know a changed brain

Saturday, August 29 - 12:00 pm

Past Speakers

As we countdown to this summer's online events, we invite you to look back at just some of the ideas shared during past TEDxSnoIsleLibraries events. We've had 53 past speakers share ideas. Those ideas have been seen by over 4 million viewers in over 19 countries.

Kathy Coffey

Kathy Coffey

Xola Malik

Xola Malik

Andrew Ballard

Andrew Ballard

Catherine McHugh

Catherine McHugh

Sargun Handa

Sargun Handa

Bill Bernat

Bill Bernat

Dhruvik Parikh

Dhruvik Parikh

Terry Thoren

Terry Thoren

Sarri Gilman

Sarri Gilman

Seconde Nimenya

Seconde Nimenya

Bridget Foley

Bridget Foley

Jeff Ericson

Jeff Ericson

Quantum Connections

What does the theme Quantum Connections mean? It was selected to evoke wonder, encourage stopping and reconsidering the world within and around us, and to promote deeper thinking about things we take for granted or perhaps never actually considered at all. The event will invite us to explore ideas or concepts around causality and chaos, the relationships and connections around and within us, reframing the connections between some and all things including the seen and unseen, synchronicities and symbiotics of our macro- and micro-realities.

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSnoIsleLibraries, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Learn more about the TEDx program.