One of the hardest jobs the TEDxSalem team has is selecting speakers, especially when, like this year, we receive almost 50 well-thought applications on inspiring, controversial and informative topics.
It was not an easy task to narrow down the selection, but after much deliberation, we are proud to introduce the class of TEDxSalem 2017.
Alia Braley | Director of Programs at the Albert Einstein Institution
Gina Ochsner | Award winning author and writer in residence at Corban University
Jerry Braza | Former professor, Buddhist teacher, author and consultant
Karen Holman | Chemistry Professor at Willamette University and punk rocker
Kathryn Cellerini Moore | Artist In Residence
Megha Joshi | Student and inventor
Nick Symmonds | Olympic Athlete, Outdoor Enthusiast, Writer and Entrepreneur.
Rebecca Maitland-Courtney | Creative community thinker and activist
Renee Mitchell | Multimedia artist, teacher/facilitator, community advocate and creative revolutionist
Teressa Raiford | Contemporary Civil Rights leader and community organizer
Vanessa Timmons | Executive Director, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
Warren Binford | Associate Professor of Law at Willamette University, Director of the Clinical Law Program
Yesenia Gallardo | Co-owner of Poda Foods
As the months leading up to TEDxSalem 2017 unfold, you will be hearing more about them and their topics, so stay tuned.