TEDxTacoma provides a platform for the exchange of creative, earnest and often paradigm-challenging ideas about how we can change our city, region and world for the better. An independently organized event under license from TED, TEDxTacoma talks span the spectrum of art, culture, science and philosophy via a diverse lineup of speakers. TEDxTacoma is hosted by Pacific Lutheran University and organized by a committee of volunteers comprised of Tacoma area business, nonprofit and arts leaders. For the latest updates and announcements please follow TEDxTacoma on Twitter and Facebook.
TEDxTacoma 2016 included performances by PLU a cappella groups PLUtonic and HERmonic. The Sound Jazz Trio, comprised of PLU jazz faculty members, performed at the VIP reception following the program. Previous musical performers have included Vicci Martinez, Paul Rucker and Emily Ann Peterson.