The first TedX San Juan Island wrapped up Sunday afternoon, September 20, 2015 after a dozen 20-minute presentations by leaders in their fields.
Presenters included reporters, doctors, a futurist, a nurse, an entrepreneur, a clown, an artist and scientists. Topics ranged from the plight of elephants in Africa to mental health to women in films.
Just before lunch, audience members learned about CLIP 3-D printers that print in a matter of minutes without layers. And during the lunch break saw one in action at the Friday Harbor High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) building. Teacher Derek Smith shared information about the classes - material engineering, robotics and more - that FHHS students are attending. Two SWITCH electric cars will be built in the new computerized auto shop.
The presenters and their topics were:
Anders Sorman-Nilsson: Seamless Transitions: Weaving Together the Digital and Analogue Worlds
Dorothy Echodu: Rethinking Africa's Approach to Malaria
Amy Herdy: Have You Ever Met a Monster
Kent Godfrey: How Can We Experience Music Without Sound
Adam Summers: Natural History: An Engine for Bioinspiration
Ian Boyden: Eradicate the Self Self-Portrait
Sam Wasser: Forensics, Organized Crime, and the Illegal Ivory Trade: The Elephant in the Room
Kathleen Bartholomew: Why Nurses Eat Their Young
Phil Borges: CRAZYWISE: A Tribal Approach to Mental Health
Alicia Malone: Let's Talk About: #GirlsinFilm
Stephen Robins: The Effect of Affect on Healthcare Innovation
Gretchen Krampf: Bringing It Home: Lessons on Community Engagement.
Brother for Sale, the local music group consisting of brothers Kai and Tashi Litch wrapped up the day with three songs and after a standing ovation came back for an encore.
More information is available on TedX San Juan Island's Facebook page
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