April 10, 2022
TEDxNatick April 10, 2022 Canceled
A Difficult Decision
In light of the recent rise in Covid cases and uncertainty regarding public gatherings in the coming months, we have decided to postpone TEDxNatick 2022 to a future date.
While April 10, 2022, seems far away, our planning activities begin many months ahead with auditions, rehearsals, fundraising, volunteer activities, meetings, and event planning. We are concerned about the on-going spikes in cases which are likely to continue through January and February. Making this decision now will allow us to re-focus our efforts for 2023.
We will update you in the coming months about plans for a future event.
Thank you in advance for understanding the team’s decision.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
Do you remember the last TEDxNatick?
Our last TEDxNatick took place in January 2020. That feels like a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away -- so here's a reminder.
The day opened with a performance by Scalestorm, a student-led a cappella group from Natick High School. They left the packed NHS auditorium humming with energy that only built as the audience enjoyed inspiring talks about science, history, art, literature, immigration, and community action. Morning talks were given by Gretchen McIntire, Don Ingber, Nataly Galacia Castillo, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Andy Blackwell, and Rick Brown. By the time we reached the lunch break, there lots to discuss, and that was a good thing because that was when a fire alarm pushed all of us outside, the heat of conversation kept us warm. Well, mostly! The momentum continued in the afternoon, starting with a performance by The New England Gospel Ensemble, followed by talks by Trish Wesley Umbrell, Matthew Shifrin, Cheryl Hamilton, John Landers and Devon Guinn.
The TEDxNatick organizing team is grateful for the help of dozens of patient, enthusiastic volunteers who helped facilitate a terrific day. We are thankful for our audience, the foundation of the TEDxNatick community. Your enthusiasm for our speakers and for this event, and your good humor, made this day a delight. We are grateful to our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. And of course thank you to our speakers, the beating heart of TEDxNatick. Our community is strong because of your support.
Check out the videos below, or click on the "SPEAKERS" tab to view all of the previous TEDxNatick speakers. Enjoy these terrific talks, and we look forward to welcoming you to TEDxNatick 2022 in April.
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Investigative Journalist, Award-Winning Mystery Author
Hank is an on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 36 Emmy and 14 Edward R. Murrow awards. A nationally bestselling author of 11 mysteries, Hank also won five Agathas, three Anthonys, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Hank’s 2018 Trust Me is an Agatha Nominee and her newest novel is titled The Murder List. Critics call her “a master of suspense”.
Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D.
Bioinspired Engineer, Artist, Tech Innovator
Don is the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, as well as a professor in its Medical and Engineering Schools, where he leads a multifaceted effort to develop breakthrough bioinspired technologies to advance healthcare and improve sustainability. His scientific contributions have been exhibited in museums around the world, and one creation was named Design of the Year in 2015 and is included in MoMA’s permanent collection. Don’s work breaks down boundaries between science, art and design.
Sculptor, Mass College of Art and Design
Rick is Co-Founder and President of Handshouse Studio and a Professor of Sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Rick is a visionary, artist and educator who has received numerous awards and grants for his innovative and wide-ranging work. He has appeared on Nova and Discovery Channel and exhibited in many venues including the International Spy Museum.
To view the complete 2020 speaker line-up, go to the 2020 Speakers page.