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On April 20, 2024 at Baker Demonstration School, TEDxWilmette will present six speakers with big ideas around the theme The Future Is Now.  The pace of change in our world brings what once felt futuristic into the present.  From climate to AI, media to healthcare, we face big technological, ethical and social questions, and the answers have implications not only for our shared future but also for our common present.


At TEDxWilmette 2024, we will explore how to navigate these issues when The Future Is Now.


Introducing TEDxWilmette 2024 Speakers

TEDxWilmette is proud to introduce you to our 2024 speakers!

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Tayyaba Ali

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Lizzie Docel

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AJ Goehle

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Lisa Rachelle Owens

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Charlie Saffro

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Rachel Douglas Swanson

  • Tayyaba AliCo-Founder and CEO of Tikal Industries

  • Lizzie DocelLearning Specialist and Facilitator at Google, English Language Coach at Northwestern University, and Founder of Unscripted Speech

  • AJ GoehleCo-Founder and CEO of Luci Creative

  • Lisa Rachelle OwensGlobal Digital Marketing Program/Project Manager and host of "The Unapologetic Third Act" podcast

  • Charlie SaffroCEO and Founder of CS Recruiting

  • Rachel Douglas Swanson, Samsung Education Coach and Founder of Rachel Swanson Coaching

These 6 impressive women will bring the future into the present at the intersection of humanity and technology.  Together we will contemplate the pace of change in our world today while unleashing the incredible potential of our new reality, because THE FUTURE IS NOW!   

Salon Schedule Announced

Beginning October 24, 2023, we will offer six Salons to further connect with the community.  Salons offer us an opportunity to bring our community together more than once a year and to interact on a personal level with each other and our speakers.  Additional information can be found on the Salons page

Did you miss TEDxWilmette 2023?

Catch up on all prior TEDxWilmette talks on our Videos page.

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Want to hear more about how TEDxWilmette partners with our community? 

Watch these videos featuring TEDxWilmette sponsor Katie Degen and volunteer Kristin Merk.

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