Natick High School

TEDxNatick 2017 Speakers

We are excited to announce the 2017 TEDxNatick speakers for our upcoming event on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Natick High School, Performing Arts Center.

This highly talented group of speakers will bring energy, creativity, joy, and wonder to the TEDxNatick stage. With their Stories That Inspire, they will explore a wide range of provocative topics ranging from music composition to social reform, physics, poetry, health, architecture, sports, art, genetics, climate change, exercise, and more.

Here are the speakers who will present at TEDxNatick 2017.

Tickets available through this website (see button above). Please note, last year the event was sold out several weeks in advance.



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

Tweets  by ‎@TEDxNatick

May 15, 2017

NATICK — In two short years, TEDxNatick has evolved from an audacious idea to a community tradition. The feeling grew that this idea meant too much to the community to be confined to one month of the year, and the notion of an evening “Salon” style event was born. Smal...

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”I wanted to thank you again for a remarkable conference. I have attended and spoken in TEDx events before, and this was by far the most organized and professionally managed conference that I have seen. The blend of dance and music and speakers and short films made for an incredible day. I can't say enough about the programming.”

       - Matthew Dicks, 20-time Moth Story Champion & TEDxNatick 2016 Speaker  


“What a truly amazing experience! The coordination of the event, the professionalism, the visible support of volunteers, and the quality of the speakers was truly awesome.  …thank you for creating an opportunity for me to witness the magic that happened here today.”  

       - Amy Mistrot, School Committee Chairperson

“Let me add to the chorus of well-deserved kudos and congratulations on an excellent (and sold out!) TEDxNatick event. It’s difficult to believe that it was the first of its kind for Natick – it had all the quality, timing, and polish of a very experienced team. On behalf of all the MathWorks volunteers and supporters, we are exceptionally pleased to have had a role in your success!”

       - Kevin Lorenc, MathWorks


Congratulations to TEDxNatick 2016 Speaker Nahid Bhadelia

We are so excited that Nahid Bhadelia’s talk,  “Fear and Stigma in the Age of Ebola,”  from TEDxNatick 2016, was selected for a powerful TED Playlist on Pandemics.  Follow THIS LINK to watch the trailer and all six talks on this extremely important and timely topic.  


Fear and Stigma in the Age of Ebola | Nahid Bhadelia | TEDxNatick


Outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases can elicit intense fear and confusion in our society, stigmatizing both patients and caregivers. As an infectious diseases expert and a frontline Ebola physician, Dr. Bhadelia understands the challenge of balancing public safety and patient care during an emerging epidemic. She discusses her first-hand experience in Sierra Leone and the unexpected surprises she encountered upon returning to the U.S.

Nahid is the Director of Infection Control and Medical Response at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) at Boston University. She served as a frontline physician during the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and understands the global challenges of addressing epidemics in a modern world. 

Official 2016 TEDxNatick Photographs

We're thrilled to share a selection of one of our official photographers Leah LaRiccia's beautiful pictures of TEDxNatick. See all the photographs on our Flickr page.

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