Some of Newton’s most talented, captivating, and forward-thinking individuals will  converge for the third annual Newton Inspires—An Evening of Ideas and Community,  sponsored by the Newton Schools Foundation (NSF). The free community event will take place Tuesday November 19, 7-9:30 at Newton North High School.

Newtonites representing an array of fields and interest areas will address topics  ranging from business, education, science, health and medicine, to journalism,  architecture, arts, entertainment and culture. Speaker sessions are filling up quickly,  so register today. Here’s a list of speakers:

  • Atul Gawande – Surgeon & Journalist – A Wicked Idea: Why Some Problems, like Health Care, Never Seem to be Solved
  • Gianfranco Zaccai – Visionary Designer – Human-Centered Innovation and Design
  • David Andelman –Foreign Correspondent
  • Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan –Documentary Filmmakers
  • Lisa Chedekel –Investigative Reporter
  • Nancy Clark – Sports Nutritionist
  • Catie Curtis – Singer/Songwriter
  • Anita Diamant – Author
  • Dr. Giovanni Fazio – Senior Physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • David Fleishman – Superintendent, Newton Public Schools
  • Alex Goldstein – Political and Communications Professional
  • Bette Johnson – Former Associate Director of Admissions, MIT
  • Jonathan Katz – Comedian
  • Christopher Mirabile – Angel Investor, Launchpad Venture Group
  • Charlie Pierce – Journalist and Author
  • Sam Slater – Developer and Movie Producer
  • Peter Vanderwarker – Author and Photographer, Boston Architecture
  • Rabbi Eric Gurvis  and Rev. Richard MalmbergBetter Together: Balancing Conviction and Coexistence
  • Doug Rauch – Former Trader Joe’s President – Conscious Capitalism

To register and for more information, go to  www.NewtonSchoolsFoundation.org or call 617-559-6120.