Upcoming TEDxYakimaSalon Event 3 from Season 6 Themed: Civility is coming to the Yakima Valley Museum March 7th, 2019.
Drum roll please...our speaker for our next salon event is Dr. Randie Gottlieb. She is the Founding Executive Director of UnityWorks, a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to promote understanding of the oneness of
humanity, the value of diversity and the need for unity―with a focus on education and schools.
TEDxYakimaSalon Season 6 Winter 2019
Video coming soon!
Corey Gray is the lead operator at LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) Hanford Observatory, and part of the group of researchers that confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, marking a major discovery for the fields of physics and astronomy. He now manages the operator team for the detector in Washington that discovered the existence of gravitational waves produced by two colliding black holes. The finding, announced in 2016, supports Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and is considered one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the century. Gray is a member of the team whose founders were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017. He was hired after graduation by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to work for LIGO’s observatory in Hanford, Washington, where he is also a science educator through the LIGO Education & Public Outreach Team. At Humboldt State, Gray participated in the Indian Natural Resources, Science & Engineering Program and the American Indian Alliance. He is a member of the Siksika Nation (Northern Blackfoot) of Alberta, Canada. Gray has returned to Humboldt to give presentations, including at the 2015 American Indian College Motivation Days and the 2017 AISES Region 1 & 2 Conference.
The Apple Behind the Pie
TEDxYakimaSalon Season 6 Winter 2018
Please mark your calendar for out first TEDxYakima Salon event on December 6, 2017 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The theme of our first event for the season is Interconnectedness.
BIO KEYNOTE SPEAKER #1
Suzanne Bishop is the Horticultural Research Manager at Allan Bros., INC. She grew up in Yakima, Washington and returned to the Valley after completing her M.S. Degree in Horticulture at WSU-Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (Prosser, WA). Her projects include a broad variety of topics from soil and plant nutrition, irrigation management, plant growth regulators, remote sensing, improving crop loads, postharvest decay resistance management, improving fruit handling procedures in storage and on across packing lines, testing rapid CA practices, and reducing postharvest cherry cracking.
A Train Ride from Wapato to Heart Mountain and Back
BIO KEYNOTE SPEAKER #2
Mr. Sakamoto was born and lives in Wapato, Washington, from where, as a 7-year-old child in 1942, he and his extended family were moved to a Japanese internment camp in WWII for 3 years. Upon return, his family re-engaged in farming. As an adult, Mr. Sakamoto retained his roots in farming and became both a carpenter and a businessman while raising a family. He continues deep involvement in his community.