www.tedxnatick.org Natick High School
15 West Street
Natick, MA 01760
History, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Music, Performing Arts, Social Good, Tech
TEDxNatick 2020 will feature 11 extraordinary speakers. Andy Blackwell, Ph.D., is a healthcare and AI entrepreneur, and Group Chief Science and Strategy Officer at IESO Digital Health in Cambridge, UK. Rick Brown is Co-Founder and President of Handshouse Studio and a Professor of Sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Nataly Galicia Castillo is a senior at Natick High School. Devon Guinn is an Interactive Video Innovator and the current American Beatbox Loopstation Champion. Cheryl Hamilton is a storyteller, refugee advocate, and the Director of Suitcase Stories, a program that raises the profile of refugee and immigrant experiences. Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D. is a bioinspired engineer, artist, tech innovator, and the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. John Landers, Ph.D., Neuroscientist and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Grantee, is a Professor of Neurology at UMASS Medical School. Gretchen McIntire is a children’s book author under the pen name Gretchen Leary, a speaker, and the Executive Director of BostonCalm, a nonprofit serving those with Autism and Tourette syndrome. Hank Phillippi Ryan is an investigative journalist and an award-winning mystery author. Matthew Shifrin is a blind singer, accordionist, composer, entrepreneur, and Lego enthusiast, studying at the New England Conservatory of Music. Trish Wesley Umbrell is Director of Operations at the Natick Community Organic Farm and an award winning author, editor, lecturer, and photographer.
An all-volunteer, community-driven initiative, TEDxNatick brings together 800 community members, civic leaders, business leaders, technologists, artists, educators, and other professionals for a full day of thought-provoking talks, inspiring music, conversations and networking. This year’s event will have over 20 corporate and individual sponsors, and 12 fantastic speakers. Tickets are on sale at tedxnatick.org. Buy your tickets soon, every previous TEDxNatick event has sold out in advance.