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.
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.”
The TEDxSnoIsle speaker presentations are archived at the TEDxSnoIsle web page here.
— Photos by Larry Vogel