Dr. Sara Goering is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Member of the Program on Values in Society, and Program Director for the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children at the University of Washington, Seattle. Since graduate school, she has developed programs designed to bring philosophy to K-12 students, including a philosophy summer camp and outreach program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, the Center for the Advancement of Philosophy in Schools at California State University at Long Beach, and a regular UW class that sends undergraduate students into the Seattle public schools to lead weekly philosophy discussions with K-12 students.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.