Eager audience soaks up ‘ideas worth spreading’ at Edmonds TEDx event

It was a full house Friday morning at the Edmonds Center for the Arts as a bevy of high-powered speakers challenged audiences with a storm of fresh ideas and “outside the box” thinking designed to stretch imaginations and horizons.

It was all part of the 2016 TEDx Sno Isle Libraries Event featuring dozens of energetic speakers in back-to-back 10-minute presentations that kept the ideas flowing and the energy high. Each session was followed by a break when audiences can retire to the “idea lab,” a room packed with demonstrations, hands-on experiences and exhibits all designed to cultivate and empower the potential of each individual around this year’s event theme, “Transformations.”

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 as it became more well-known. TED’s reach is global, but the organization licenses local events such as this one, identified by the designation TEDx.

“We’re pleased to once again be able to offer this event free of charge and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and its partners,” said Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director. “At its essence, TEDx is a library without walls providing ideas worth spreading. Share ideas that resonate with you, because the ideas you care about are worth spreading.”

— Story and photos by Larry Vogel

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