The talk's theme is "A New Reality," and will feature speakers Joyce Hawkes, Richard DelMonte and Mike Robbins.
Tickets to the event are $75 and by application on the TEDxBellevue website.
TEDxBellevue issued the following information on the upcoming event:
On September 7th, 100 of the Puget Sound area’s most impassioned change-makers will come together to explore the potential for building a global community that will create A New Reality.
TEDxBellevue envisions a world where where we can discover how to be at peace amid a world growing more complex through environmental, social, political and technological changes are outpacing our evolutionary abilities. How do we work within the constraints of our ancient and primate brains and instincts, but do so in a smarter and deliberative way so as to create time and energy--not battle them? This day-long conference will invite local leaders to engage with ideas worth doing, which can be implemented on a local level to produce tangible, positive impacts in their communities. By bringing together New Reality-driven thinkers and doers, TEDxBellevue will foster a dynamic environment where discussions and collaborations spark real results on a local and global scale.
“Rather than order, prioritize, or cut time out of our current world to seek balance, what if humans faced this New Reality by surrendering to it? Could humans cause an evolutionary leap in humanity right now? There is genome research with implications that this could be the case. TEDxBellevue's theme encourages attendees to discover how to thrive, not survive, the inevitable complexity of our every-expanding world.” said Anna Choi, TEDxBellevuecurator.
Drawing on insights from 7 experts in the fields of science, philanthropy, business, non-profit, art and entertainment, the conference will explore the diverse interpretations and scales of implementation that a New Reality can have. Three speakers include:
- Joyce Hawkes, Ph.D – was a biophysicist and cell-biologist. Following a near-death experience in 1984, Joyce changed careers and embarked on extensive exploration of indigenous spiritual and healing traditions, which she incorporated in her first book,Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell. Honored with a National Achievement Award for her scientific work, she has published 36 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Over the course of 15 years, she has earned an international reputation for her scientific contributions in the field of ultra high-speed laser effects on cells, and the effects of environmental pollutants on cells.
- Richard Del Monte, MBA, CFP – is a faculty member at Institute for Preparing Heirs and a founding member of the Council for Shared Leadership. A sought after instructor, published author and radio talk show guest, this year Richard has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, quoted in the New York Times, and made regular appearances on national FOX Business News "Money with Melissa Francis". Richard will provide a unique view on what's possible in reframing society's view of money and wealth, coming from abundance and utilizing a major untapped resource in social capital.
- Mike Robbins – Mike was a former pro baseball player turned author and professional speaker, that will share a new cut on the powers of appreciation. Mike’s clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Adobe, Gap, Twitter, the San Francisco Giants, New York Life, Stanford University, Chevron, and many others Mike. His work have been featured on ABC News, on the Oprah radio network, and in Forbes. He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and his books have been translated into twelve different languages.
The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, aims to connect and build communities that will support balanced lives, workability, and play for generations to come.