Reservations for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries
2017 open at 7
a.m., Sunday, Oct.
15. The event is scheduled for 1-5:30 p.m., Nov. 4, at Kamiak
High School Performing Arts Center in Mukilteo.
the past two years, we suspect
that reservations for seats at Kamiak may fill pretty quickly,” said
Harvey, communications director for Sno-Isle Libraries. “Live-stream
Kamiak will also be shown at nine community libraries and other venues
reservations for those sites will also open Oct. 15.”
year is an opportunity to
reserve a space at the dress rehearsal starting at 4:30
p.m., Friday, Nov.
3rd. Admission is free at
all sites and both dates, but reservations are required and must
be made online.
11 speakers scheduled for the
2017 event, including:
Carucci, leadership and
Perez, Cascadia College
Yonck, futurist and
director of Farmer Frog
Coffey, Executive Director
of Leadership Snohomish County
Parikh, Jackson High
O'Neill, Executive Director
of the American Kitefliers Association
Sebastian, President and CEO
of Compass Health
Handa, Kamiak High School
the mix of subjects and
viewpoints will make for an interesting afternoon,” Harvey said.
live-stream viewing events sites
include eight community libraries: Camano Island, Coupeville,
Edmonds, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mukilteo, Snohomish and Gencare in
who can’t attend one of the
viewing sites, live-stream video will be available on the Sno-Isle
website. This year, TEDxSnoIsleLibraries is working with Glisser.com to
an interactive experience to anyone, anywhere with a computer or mobile
connected to the internet.
event, participants watching
through Glisser will see the live-stream video from Kamiak and be able
comments to others on Glisser and submit questions for speakers and
organizers for possible responses following the event.
this year is an opportunity to
interact with the speakers at Kamiak
attendees told us they wanted
a chance to talk with the speakers,” Harvey said. “This year, there
will be a
separate post-event session at Kamiak where attendees will be able to
questions of the speakers.”
Libraries will also showcase a
variety of services during the afternoon at Kamiak in what is dubbed
informational stations with
library staff, attendees will be able to get a library card, match
interests with a next book to read, learn more about business-related
get technical with STEAM programming, see how kindergarten-readiness
increase success and register to vote and other civic-engagement
Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is a
founding partner for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries. “TEDxSnoIsleLibraries makes
ideas visible to our communities,” said Paul Pitkin, executive director
Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. “Our Foundation and other partners are
to invest in this effort so that audiences can attend free of charge.”
Libraries serves 743,540
residents in Snohomish and Island counties through 22 community
online services and Library on Wheels.
TEDx, x = independently organized
the spirit of ideas worth spreading,
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people
share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live
combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local,
events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but
events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
is a nonprofit
organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day
in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with
initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading
and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then
available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates,
Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,
Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.