Shared Space
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Shared Space

Please mark your calendar for our fourth TEDxYakima Salon event of the season on April 4th, 2019 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm).

Tickets only available at the door while they last only:
$10 general admission
$5 for students of any age and seniors

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Keynote Speaker:

Brian White, WSDOT Assistant Regional Administrator, South Central Region

Brian White is the Assistant Regional Administrator with the Washington State Department of Transportation in South Central Region. Previously, he was Project Director for the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, a half-billion dollar highway widening and improvement project. Prior to then, he was Program Manager for the Highway Capital Construction Program, overseeing the development and implementation of numerous highway improvement projects, and worked on a variety of paving and bridge construction projects. He joined WSDOT shortly after graduation from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 1991.

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Civility
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Civility

Civility

TEDxYakimaSalon Season 6 Event #3

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Randie Gottlieb

Dr. Randie Gottlieb 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.

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Cosmic Light
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Cosmic Light

Cosmic Light

TEDxYakimaSalon Season 6 Winter 2019

Corey Gray is 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.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Corey Gray

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Corey Gray

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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.

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Interconnectedness
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Interconnectedness

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.

Suzanne Bishop, a Horticultural Research Manager in the Yakima Valley, explains what creates a great apple pie. Some apples don't make good pie. Discover the heterozygous journey of an apple.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Suzanne Bishop

KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Suzanne Bishop

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

David Sakamoto was 7 years old when he and his family were uprooted and forcibly moved to an internment camp in 1942. He shares his experience of being detained for 3 years.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER David Sakamoto and siblings

KEYNOTE SPEAKER David Sakamoto and siblings

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.

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