More Information About TEDxRedmond 2011

We have some very exciting news about TEDxRedmond! This year’s event, The Spark in All of Us, will be held on September 10, 2011, at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA!

We are also in the process of confirming more speakers for TEDxRedmond 2011. We have two brand-new additions to our lineup:

Adesuwa Agbonile

Adesuwa (pronounced Ah-Day-Sue-Wah) is a Nigerian-American with a smile that lights up a room. Her daily goal is to make the best out of each day and she goes about it by giving her ALL at work and at play. Her passions at “play” include swimming, writing fiction, singing, dancing, playing the piano and participating in musical theater. She is known to be dedicated, focused, passionate and very curious; traits which have consistently made her an Honors student and an asset on the chess, math, science and robotics teams at her school. A motivator at heart, she loves telling people: “You can be whoever you want to be. Don’t allow yourself to be held back.” At the moment, her dream job is being a mitochondrial researcher, due to her fascination with life science.

Christina Dias

Although posting a short poem at age seven is hardly the life changing experience, the day she started blogging, Christina was drawn to sharing her thoughts, ideas, and perspectives on the world, period. Now thirteen years old, and a freshman at Redmond Junior High, Christina frequently updates her lively blog “Merry Go Round” (created in 2009) with her latest musings and strives to give her readers a more optimistic view on life. Writing has always been a passion of hers, however she is strongly inclined towards the arts in general; playing the violin since she was 7, as well as involved in musical theater, both of which she loves. “It’s all about expressing yourself,” Christina says, “…Never let go of what makes you unique and know that anything really is possible as long as you put your heart into it.”

To sign up to attend TEDxRedmond, click on “Register” at the top of the page.

We are also looking for sponsors/donors to help cover the costs of flying in several out-of-state speakers and performers. If you or someone you know would be interested in donating to TEDxRedmond, please email us at

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