It’s the moment that we’ve all been waiting for since last year’s TEDxSalem revolution.
We have nine new speakers for 2018, plus a few surprise ones you will be hearing about soon.
“Everyone is going to step through the looking glass and experience something new,” said co-curator Carlee Wright about this year’s line up.
TEDxSalem is proud to introduce the class of TEDxSalem V.
Cayla Skillin-Brauchle believes art has the capacity to allow us to envision and practice life meaningfully. She exhibits drawings, installations and performance art internationally and lives and works in Salem, where she is Assistant Professor of Art at Willamette University. She joins TEDxSalem as our third Artist-in-Residence.
Dr. Evelin Dacker has been practicing medicine in Salem since 1996. Her interests are in women’s health, holistic and integrative medicine and sexual health. In 2005, she opened up Salem’s first holistic medicine clinic, VIDA Integrative Medicine. When not practicing medicine, Evelin enjoys being in nature, travel, dance and spending time with her family and friends.
Born and raised in China, human rights advocate Flora Yan came to Seattle three years ago to escape China’s state-sanctioned persecution against Falun Gong, a spiritual meditative discipline guided by the principles of truth, compassion, and forbearance. Through dual-enrollment, Flora recently graduated high school with two years worth of college credits from Shoreline Community College where she majored in communications.
A headlining illusionist, TV personality, and world record holder, Jackson Rayne walks through walls, defies death, and lives life to its fullest. His magic and world record escapes have been featured on national television in several countries around the world. With his engaging charm, high-energy magical performances, and obsession for pushing the boundaries, Jackson inspires and connects with his audience in unforgettable ways.
Kaydee Kreitlow grew up in a geodesic dome in Beaverton, Oregon. From there she moved to NYC to study architecture, traveled, and dabbled in construction. She works as an architect in Salem and spends most of her time trying to wear out her energetic dog. Kaydee’s talk will delve into Urban Sanctuaries and how to find sanctuary in the built environment.
Laura Mack is an artist, educator, and art education advocate that lives inSalem, Oregon with her husband and two boys. She makes mixed media collages and drawings, teaches art and creativity at Chemeketa Community College, and coordinates the volunteer-driven Art Literacy program at Salem Heights Elementary School. Her TED talk is about getting creative with the value of art education.
Marie Greene is a knitwear designer, writer, knitting instructor and international speaker with emphasis on fiber arts and slow fashion. She has spent her life embracing time-honored processes and making them more accessible with today’s technology. Marie is the leader of the Salem, Oregon chapter for Rising Tide Society, a community for creative entrepreneurs, and is the owner of Olive Knits, knitwear design.
As a Certified Risk Management Consultant, Rose Barker is an expert on identity theft. She is a Salem, Oregon native and avidly supports fostering local community, but also loves serving the international community. She has spent several years in Latin America on more than 20 international trips. When not helping businesses and employees, you can find Rose gardening, cycling, swimming across the Willamette River, volunteering, and playing with her adorable dog, Foxy.
Seth Tichenor is a teacher, scholar, public lecturer, and champion for the transformative power of philosophical discourse and reflection. He has been teaching philosophy and leading philosophical discussion groups at colleges and universities as well as to the general public for over 20 years. In 2009, with his partner Gad Perez, Seth established “Philosofarian – a guerrilla philosophy project” as a way of bringing philosophical inquiry, reflection, and discourse to everyone in their community and beyond.
Stay tuned to hear more about our speakers and the handful of mystery ones who will join the list.
Save the Date: TEDxSalem V is an all-day event featuring talks, performances, refreshments, lunch and a swag bag that takes place Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Salem Convention Center. Early bird tickets go on sale Sept. 1. Follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date news from our community, and check our website regularly for new information. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.