TEDxSpokane 2017

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Showtime: 9:00 am

Price: Tickets online are sold out but there will be a limited number of $40.00 tickets at the box office.

Predictors and Prognosticators: Telling the Future of the Future

Join us for this year’s TEDxSpokane, a culmination of over 35 auditions over the past year which have helped to build and curate this celebration of innovative thinking and ground-breaking ideas. TEDxSpokane 2017 is hosted at the Bing Crosby Theater on October 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guests of this engaging and inspiring experience may expect to be wowed by amazing ideas all day long. The speaker/performer line-up is mostly regional professionals showcasing their expertise with the theme “Predictors and Prognosticators,” telling the future of the future.

One TEDxSpokane curator, Mike Poutiatine, notes “we’ve had an amazing outpouring of ideas for this year’s event, including dozens of applications from Spokane and nearby communities. Now, the fun really begins as we enter the final October event!”

Here is the list of this year's speakers: 

  • Francis Adewale
  • Judy Cornish
  • Tucker Frye
  • Aaron Hesse
  • Kristin Kinde
  • Monty Lomazzi
  • Ammi Midstokke
  • Natasha Miserendino
  • Matthew Mitchell
  • Dave Paunesku
  • Erika Prins Simonds
  • Nick Smoot
  • John Tomkowiak
  • Tabitha Wolf
  • Chris Wood
  • Rhonda Young


The full roster with pictures and bios can be found here:




Tickets to TEDxSpokane are $40 (includes all fees) and may be purchased at friendsofthebing.org


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.


TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to  thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.