Our event is called TEDxTacoma, where x = independently organized TED event. TEDxTacoma will bring together local military families and civilians; bridging the gap between these two communities and discussing the topic of transitions. Whether military or civilian, man or woman, Hilltop or North End, how can we better orient ourselves and our neighbors in our communities, thinking, and experiences? From graduating school to becoming a parent to getting out of the military or beginning a new career path, transitions occur in all phases of life. Join us as we learn from members of our community about handling those transitions. TEDxTacoma will combine TED Talk videos and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group setting.