TEDxNatick is back! An evening with TEDxNatick will take place on Thursday, April 13, 7pm, at TCAN (The Center for Arts in Natick). Tickets are on sale at www.natickarts.org. The evening promises great opportunities to catch up with these speakers from past TEDxNatick events, and hear what they are up to now.
Buy your tickets soon, every previous TEDxNatick event has sold out in advance.
Line-up of speakers
Jamele Adams wows audiences with his spoken poetry and strategies for moving beyond tolerance to embracing, celebrating and sharing our diversity. He is currently the Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the Scituate, MA school district.
Erin Baumgartner has redirected her experience solving urban problems with big data analytics at MIT to bring fresh food from local farmers to your family dinner table. There’s been a lot of change since her talk in 2019 (for all of us). We can't wait for you to hear Erin’s continuing evolution.
Ned Brooks donated his kidney to a stranger and has devoted his life to advocating for living donation to alleviate the kidney crisis in this country. So far that’s not working, but he thinks he knows how to fix it.
Matthew Dicks is a record 9-time Moth GrandSLAM champion, elementary school teacher, columnist, and bestselling author of six novels and two nonfiction books.
Deborah Henson Conant is a Grammy-nominated composer/performer who tours internationally as a concert artist with electric harp and voice. The debut recording of her harp concerto “Soñando en Español” was released in 2022 by the Salzburg Philharmonic and the film adaptation of her award-winning musical “The Golden Cage” is premiering on the “Streaming Musicals” network in spring 2023.
Rachel Herz, PhD, is a neuroscientist, and leading world expert on the psychological science of smell. With over 100 publications, her popular science books include The Scent of Desire, That’s Disgusting, and Why You Eat What You Eat. She has appeared in numerous films and media including the documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence; The New Yorker; and On Point; is an advisor for various olfaction-focused national and
international organizations, and teaches at Brown University.
Maria Milagros Vazquez is a keynote and motivational speaker, storyteller, empowerment coach, and author who aims to encourage, educate and empower others.
“We are excited about our speakers,” said Rosemary Driscoll, TEDxNatick co-organizer. “Our goal is to produce an exceptional experience for TEDxNatick fans and we look forward to getting back together again.”
An all-volunteer, community-driven initiative, TEDxNatick brings together community members, civic leaders, business leaders, technologists, artists, educators, and other professionals for thought-provoking talks, conversations and networking.