Final four 2018 speakers! | TEDxProvincetown


TEDxProvincetown announces final four of ten speakers
for June 30 TEDx Talk event at Fishermen Hall in Provincetown

April 19, 2018 (Provincetown, MA) – A provocateur’s riff on Corporate America, a singer-songwriter’s love song to Provincetown, an ecologist who wants to send bees to Mars, and a singer-songwriter who explores race through punk-soul melodies comprise the balance of the speakers confirmed for TEDxProvincetown in 2018.

“The full slate of speakers booked for our June 30 TEDxProvincetown has something for everyone and represents so much of the big, brainy, insightful Cape Cod talent pool,” says producer Ian Edwards. “The TEDx platform is an amazingly robust way for our unique point of view to reach out to inform the vast, global TED audience. We’re thrilled with this line up – and we like what they see.”

TEDxProvincetown talks are inspired by the theme of 20/20 Perfect [IN]sight – which plays on perfect vision at the eye doctor and our upcoming 2020 colonial anniversary. The theme gives our speakers a chance to look back-forward, up-down and in-out.

  • Jay Critchley, brazen multi-media artist and Provincetown resident, squeezes his 30 years of artistic experimentation with incorporation on to the TEDx stage.


  • Noah Wilson-Rich, ecologist and part-time Provincetown resident, unveils new research about honey DNA and how bees might be a required part of living on other planets.



  • Tianna Esperanza, a singer/songwriter from Osterville and regular Provincetown performer, examines her mixed-race heritage through her own punk-soul songbook.




  • Anne Stott, singer-songwriter, delivers a song and story performance piece that viscerally translates the creative expansion she has experienced during her 10 years living in Provincetown.


The other, previously announced TEDxProvincetown speakers are Maria Giese (on gender equality), Ali Sands (on transgender relationships), Frank Strona (on bear culture), Michael Moore (on the plight of the North Atlantic right whale), Roxanne Layton (on our biological responses to sound) and Romolo Del Deo (on our relationship to light).

TEDxProvincetown is an officially licensed event under the TED Talks umbrella (, which will be independently produced at Fishermen Hall in Provincetown on June 30, 2018. Tickets are on sale now.

The event is largely volunteer-run, including the producers and speakers. Local paid vendors include video production and editing, graphic design and web development. TEDxProvincetown is grateful for sponsors including The Palette Fund, Bay State Cruises, Arcadia, Cape Cod 5, Fidelity, Cape Cod Center for Sustainability, Seamen’s Bank, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Alden Gallery. Organizers are still looking for sponsors and can offer sponsor premiums.

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About TED/TEDx
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxProvincetown, where x = independently organized TED event.