January 25, 2020

Natick High School

Save the Date!

2020 Speaker Nominations are Closed. 

Thank you to all who submitted applications to speak at this years TEDxNatick event taking place on January 25, 2020.  Nominations for next years event will open in August, 2020.

TEDxNatick 2019 Salon…
fun, entertaining, intimate.

On May 30th, another successful TEDxNatick Salon took place at TCAN
(The Center for Arts in Natick.) The beautiful venue was the perfect setting. Twelve TEDxNatick alumni speakers and about 100 guests gathered to meet, chat, laugh and catch up on what's new in our speakers’ lives.


Each of the TEDxNatick events were represented:  Erin Baumgartner, Steve Brecher, Amanda LeClair, Jlll Maron,  Susan Retik, Kishana Smith, Victoria Waterman and Adam Wise from the 2019 event; Christine Helie and Deborah Henson Conant (2018); Ned Brooks (2017); and Ken Rendell (2016).  View their talks under the Speakers tab.

The event was sponsored by Modera Wealth Management, with yummy food provided by Wegmans, Roche Brothers and Panera Bread.  The TEDxNatick community continues to grow - thanks to the support from our speakers, sponsors and you!  We hope to see you at this years event, Saturday, January 25, 2020!



Your donation will be used to cover the costs of producing TEDxNatick - every little bit helps. Tax deductible. Managed by Natick Education Foundation (NEF).

Check out the great photographs taken by Leah LaRiccia, our official TEDxNatick photographer.

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Speaker Update - Rachel Herz, PhD, Neuropsychologist

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Since TEDxNatick 2019, Dr. Herz has given a number of invited talks across the globe; been featured in the film, "Mystify: Michael Hutchence", premiering at the Tribecca Film Festival; and featured in the AJ+ show, “In Real Life” on the psychology of disgust and smell.  Another exciting project is writing a children’s book about the sensory features that influence the experience of eating.  Dr. Herz is a leading expert on the psychological science of smell. Her published books include "Why You Eat What You Eat", "The Scent of Desire" and "That’s Disgusting".


For more updates on her latest research and consulting projects, see www.rachelherz.com.  Check out Rachel’s fascinating talk from January, 2019:  Smell, Your Least Appreciated Sense. Join Rachel as she takes you on a tour of how smell affects the lives of everyone, from finding your spouse to survival. Enjoy her tips on using your nose to enhance your life.

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Speaker Update - Victoria Waterman, Girls Inc. of Worcester

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After Victoria’s talk in January, she tells us the following: “The TEDxNatick stage has opened doors to new audiences ranging from corporate-sponsored leadership groups and conferences to a dynamic panel event convening local leaders to be hosted by the retired chief of pediatrics of a major hospital to discuss why 'Today’s Girls are Tomorrow’s Leaders.' 


I continue to receive the following feedback: 'Great talk – you hit the nail on the head about 10-year-old girls.'  And, 'Where’d you get that jacket?' – not necessarily in that order!”

Victoria takes the prize for extending the TEDxNatick community connections - over the past couple of months, she's brought several other TEDxNatick alums to present at Girls Inc. of Worcester, including Jamele Adams, Steve Brecher, and Kishana Smith!  Keep up the great work! 


Check out Victoria’s talk, "Today’s Girls are Tomorrow’s Leaders," in which she describes how the ladder of success begins at age 10, and teaches us how to help girls gain confidence to succeed in a competitive world.

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See more inspiring talks from previous TEDxNatick events.

2016 Speakers

2017 Speakers

2018 Speakers

2019 Speakers


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