Perception 2.7.17

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 TEDxBellevueCollege, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBellevueCollege event, TEDTalks 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.


  • Tuesday, Feb. 7
  • 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Carlson Theatre, BC Main Campus


  • Kyle Wilson, Indigenous Rhetoric Coordinator Arizona State University
  • Micki O’Brien, Co-Founder, Aligned Education
  • Norm Alston, Founder Zeno Math and eMode Learning Foundation
  • Fernando Perez, Assistant Professor of Writing at Bellevue College
  • Jane Wong, Visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University
  • Tammi Doyle, Chair of the Theatre Arts Department of Drama and Dance at Bellevue College
  • Amy Mack, Executive Director of Year Up
  • Maya Lahyani, Mezzo Soprano Soloist, Seattle Opera
  • Paula Boggs, Philanthropist, Lawyer and Musician
  • James Osborne, IT Manager Bellevue College and Author of Will Your Way Back (Jan. 31, 2017)
  • Dr. Nancy Gonlin, Professional Archaeologist and Professor, Bellevue College
  • Jenni Flinders, Creator, People for Innovation, Founder of le Pont vers la Vie Académie and the Ellie Rose Foundation
  • Dr. Nina Jennings, Senior User Experience Researcher, Hardlines at Amazon and Author


“This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.”