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TEDxNatick boasts an array of speakers

Eleven speakers — from a Nobel Laureate in physics to a domestic violence advocate — will be featured when the annual TEDxNatick is held on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Now in its fourth year, TEDxNatick is an independent, grass-roots event that features speakers, live music, a complimentary lunch, and networking opportunities. Themed “Stories that Inspire,” TedxNatick is one of many TEDx groups around the world that hosts community events based on the format of the annual TED conferences.

This year’s TEDxNatick event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Natick High School Performing Arts Center. The speaker lineup includes Rainer Weiss, a professor of physics emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the corecipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.


Other speakers are microbiologist Stephen Brecher; Erin Baumgartner, an entrepreneur and big data expert; Rachel Herz, a neuroscientist, consultant, and author; Amanda LeClair, a design specialist and analyst; Dr. Jill Maron, a physician and medical researcher; Susan Retik, a nonprofit cofounder and leadership coach; Kishana Smith, an author and domestic violence advocate; Dimitar Sasselov, an astronomer; Victoria Waterman, CEO of Girls Inc. of Worcester; and Adam Wise, a Natick High School junior and art advocate.

For more information, visit tedxnatick.org.

John Laidler can be reached at laidler@globe.com.