TEDx Bellingham releases speaker lineup

TEDx Bellingham organizers have a slate of speakers who will be features during the event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham.

Organizers said the event, an independently organized offshoot of the global TED conferences, is designed to unite local and regional visionaries, and inspiring speakers and performers around the theme of “Here by Choice.”

Tickets to TEDxBellingham are sold out. However, it will be webcast live worldwide at http://live.tedxbellingham.com. Viewers can access the talks from any laptop, home computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

TEDx Bellingham speakers:

Swil Kanim, violinist, native storyteller and president of HonorWorks
Paul Akers, founder and president of FastCap LLC
Rhonda Gothberg, owner and cheesemaker at Gothberg Farms
Tom Malterre, MS, CN, nutritionist and author
Heather McKendry, facilitator, coach and founder of Heather McKendry Consulting
Jasmine Wilhelm, student at Western Washington University
Galen Emanuel, president of Shift Yes and founder of Pass the Hat
The Gallus Brothers, musicians and performers
Dustin Morrow, author, filmmaker and professor of film at Portland State University
Sandi Doughton, author and award-winning science writer for The Seattle Times
Colleen Haggerty, author, coach and facilitator
Robbyn Peters Bennett, LMHC, CMHS, psychotherapist, educator and child advocate
Naseem Rakha, author, photographer and geologist
Scott Sonnon, martial arts champion, author, producer and fitness trainer
Daniel Kirkpatrick, co-founder and director of Explorations Academy
Mark King, owner, Trayvax Enterprises
Phylllis Shacter, teacher of living creatively and boldly
Celeste Mergens, founder and executive director of Days for Girls

More information:

Speakers’ bios: http://tedxbellingham.com/speakers
Viewing parties information: http://tedxbellingham.com/watch/

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