Foundation supports TEDx at Future of Flight event

The red X marks the spot on Friday, Nov. 4, for the Sno-Isle LIbraries Foundation sneak preview event at Future of Flight for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016. Photo gallery

Supporters of TEDxSnoIsleLibraries turned out Friday, Nov. 4, to meet the TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 speakers, hear from the speaker Class of 2015 and get a peek “behind the curtain” to find out how speakers develop their talks.

“We’re thankful for the interest and support of this really fantastic event,” said Paul Pitkin, Executive Director of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, which hosted the evening program at the Future of Flight at Paine Field in Mukilteo.

The event was billed as “Ideas Worth Celebrating – A TEDxSnoIsleLibraries Xclusive!” and drew more than 100 attendees. Among the highlights was a drawing for an unrestricted ticket from Alaska Airlines, a TEDxSnoIsleLibraries partner.

TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. All seats for that venue have been reserved, but additional free opportunities to participate remain at many of the 17 livestream viewing sites.

Ken Harvey, Sno-Isle Libraries Communications Director and TEDxSnoIsleLibraries licensee, said he’s excited about the lineup of speakers for the Nov. 18 event.

“The speakers range in age from 16 to 64,” Harvey said. “They also range from a CEO to high-school students, from a horse trainer to a robotics team coach along with other backgrounds that serve as launching points for the ideas they will bring forth.”