Registration now open for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event


tedx-logoRegistration opens Monday, Oct. 10 for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries, billed as a chance “to see and hear the region’s most fascinating thinkers, innovators and performers live onstage.”

TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are free, but online registration is required at

“These tickets quickly became very hot items in 2015, our inaugural year,” said Ken Harvey, Sno-Isle Libraries Communications Director and TEDx organizer. “We encourage early registration.”

The event at Edmonds Center for the Arts will start at 9 a.m. and run through 4:30 p.m. with morning and afternoon breaks and a pause for lunch.

The speaker line-up will be announced in coming weeks. In addition to the speakers, the IdeaLab will again be part of the experience at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

“This year will include a new opportunity for TEDx attendees to interact with presenters and event sponsors and other organizations through idea and innovation spaces within the IdeaLab,” Harvey said. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet Edmonds artist Mona T. Smiley-Fairbanks ,who was selected through the Snohomish County Arts Commission to serve as the 2016 TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event artist. “She is creating an interactive art installation which will be a centerpiece of the IdeaLab.”

Registration options will be available for full-day, half-day morning and half-day afternoon at Edmonds Center for the Arts, as well as 16 community viewing sites where the event will be livestreamed.

Viewing sites include 13 Sno-Isle Libraries facilities at Camano Island, Coupeville, Darrington, Edmonds, Freeland, Granite Falls, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Oak Harbor, Snohomish and Stanwood.

Additional public viewing sites will be at the Snohomish Public Utilities District auditorium in Everett, the University of Washington Bothell and Edmonds Community College. No registration is required for those locations.

The 2015 event drew more than 700 attendees for the live event at Edmonds Center for the Arts and thousands more viewed the livestream at the public viewing sites or their own devices.

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