‘Ideas worth spreading’ come fast and furious at Edmonds TEDx SnoIsle Libraries event

Morning TEDX speakers included Egils Milbergs, founder of the Center for Accelerating Innovation, who packed his 10-minute presentation with ideas on dealing with everything from diversifying the local economy to Puget Sound's traffic snarl.
Morning TEDx speakers included Egils Milbergs, founder of the Center for Accelerating Innovation, who packed his 10-minute presentation with ideas on dealing with everything from diversifying the local economy to Puget Sound’s traffic snarl.

It’s like speed dating for ideas and inspiration, and the packed crowd at Edmonds Center for the Arts was eagerly soaking it up as TEDxSnoIsle Libraries came to Edmonds Friday. Speakers from a wide range of perspectives rotated through 10-minute presentations centered on the theme of “Creating New Futures.”

The name TED signifies the place where Technology, Entertainment and Design converge. The worldwide program has it roots in the 1980s, but “really began to gain traction in the the 2000s,” according to Ken Harvey, Sno-Isle Libraries communications director and event co-organizer.

The ECA Auditorium was packed with idea-seekers.
The ECA Auditorium was packed with idea-seekers.

TED’s reach is global, but the organization licenses local event such as this one, identified by the designation TEDx.

“Sno-Isle’s mission is to serve as a doorway to ideas and information, and this aligns perfectly with TED’s mission of sharing ‘ideas worth spreading,'” Harvey said. “Today our attendees are hearing a barrage of what I like to call ‘sticky’ ideas, all presented to maximize ‘aha moments’ for the listener.”

Penny and Erin were two of an army of volunteers in event t-shirts who are on site to help provide information on seating, location of exhibits and more.
Penny and Erin were two of an army of volunteers in event t-shirts who provide on site information on seating, location of exhibits and more.

The TEDxSnoIsle speaker presentations are archived at the TEDxSnoIsle web page here.

— Photos by Larry Vogel

 

 

 

 

 

For those who want to use cell phones or computers, or just take a break from the auditorium, the event offers an Idea Lab in the ECA gymnasium with exhibits, comfortable sofas, and big screen monitors to view the talks in live stream.
For those who wanted to use cell phones or computers, or just take a break from the auditorium, the event offered an Idea Lab in the ECA gymnasium with exhibits, comfortable sofas and big screen monitors to view the talks in live stream.

2 Replies to “‘Ideas worth spreading’ come fast and furious at Edmonds TEDx SnoIsle Libraries event”

    1. they announced due to it’s success this year, they WILL contract to do it again next year

      keep your ears open, and/or monitor the sno-isle website

      Ignored

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