Sno-Isle Libraries offers special TEDxLIVE event

TED Live

Over a thousand attendees will spend at least $6,000 to attend the upcoming TED2016 DREAM Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. But Sno-Isle Libraries will livestream the second day of the conference free of charge at its Coupeville and Darrington libraries.

The events will take place Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., and Darrington Library, 1005 Cascade St.

The TED2016 conference will be dedicated to the greatest dreams humanity is capable of dreaming. The 19 speakers featured at the library events will range from a cardiologist to a cartoonist, a hip-hop artist to a “stranger enthusiast.” The list of speakers and times of their presentations are available online at

Attendees are asked to register online to attend the Coupeville Library event. They can register for Darrington Library by emailing the library manager at

The library district is calling the events TEDxCoupevilleLibraryLive and TEDxDarringtonLibraryLive. Some of the talks shown may not be made available to view later online. Library attendees and staff will be given time during the event to discuss ideas that surface from the talks.

More information is available online at

Ken Harvey, communications director for Sno-Isle Libraries, noted that TEDxRainier will live-stream talks from the TED conference on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Spitfire Lounge in Seattle. Registration and information are available online at TEDxRainierLive.


About the TED Conference

The TED2016 conference theme is “Dream” and will be dedicated to the greatest dreams humanity is capable of dreaming. It will be a week spent examining humanity’s toughest challenges, as well as listening to approximately 100 of the greatest thinkers, artists and storytellers in the world.

The annual TED Conference, is taking place Feb. 15-19, 2016. This annual conference is held on the West Coast of North America, in Vancouver, British Columbia. More than a thousand people attend this five-day conference about Technology, Entertainment and Design. The conference also covers science, business, the arts and global issues. Speakers from around the globe appear on the main stage to give 18-minute talks and shorter presentations, including music, performance and comedy.

For more information on the TED Conference, go to


For more information, contact: 
Ken Harvey, Communications Director,, 360-651-7030