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Theme: Crossroads

This event occurred on
April 13, 2024
Seattle, Washington
United States

The theme of Crossroads encapsulates the essence of what it means to be human. It speaks to the intersection of ideas, the overlapping of concepts, and the reflection that can come when we are faced with a dilemma.

Whether you are at a crossroads in your career, your personal life, or your community, a TEDxUofW 2024: Crossroads conference can provide you with the insights and inspiration you need to make the most of your journey.

4069 Spokane Ln
Seattle, Washington, 98105
United States
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Chirag Shah

Professor in the UW Information School
Chirag Shah is a Professor at the University of Washington. He is the Founding Director of InfoSeeking Lab and Founding Co-Director of the Center for Responsibility in AI Systems & Experiences (RAISE). His research focuses on building, auditing, and correcting intelligent information access systems. Shah is a Distinguished Member of ACM.

Emily Anderson

Engineer and Educational Equity Activist
Emily Lago Anderson is a computer engineer and educator with a passion for eradicating the racial equity gap in tech. She is pursuing her M.Ed. in Learning Sciences and Human Development at UW to develop equitable tech education. In her work, Emily is a Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft and Founder of Evo Learning Academy.

Jeff Nguyen

Founder @ BobaTalks
Jeff Nguyen is most known for his work with BobaTalks, a nonprofit that helps students navigate the early career ambiguities of their lives. He spends most of my time taking photos, planning weddings, and helping students figure out their lives, one boba chat at a time.

Nash Fung

Keystone Speaker & Magician
Nash Fung is a keynote speaker & magician who empowers his audiences through his engaging keynotes. Drawing from his 16+ years of experience as a crisis line volunteer, he now unveils the curtain on the magic of empathetic communication, teaching leaders how to lead with empathy and make others feel heard, understood, valued, and empowered.

Noha Polack

Dr. Noha Polack is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in helping teens and pre-teens with body image and weight issues. She empowers them to help them love their bodies and take control of their health journey. She teaches professionals/parents to communicate positive messages about health instead of focusing on weight.

Zarya Rubin

Functional Medicine Physician
Dr. Zarya Rubin is a Harvard-educated functional medicine physician, keynote speaker, and burnout expert. She helps high-achieving women get to the root cause of chronic symptoms and stress so they can heal from the inside out and truly thrive. She is the founder and CEO of Dr. Zarya, a boutique functional medicine practice in Portland, OR.

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