Future Speakers

2018 Lineup

Since 2014, the Forward Thinking Speaker Series has showcased over fifteen leaders who have challenged our way of thinking and have shared their stories with Edmontonians. Past presenters have included Sir Salman Rushdie, Olympian Karina LeBlanc, Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire, Dr. Reza Aslan and George Takei.

In 2018, EPL and Edmonton Community Foundation will give cardholders the opportunity to access these acclaimed speakers:

Marie Henein: Reflections on Justice and Leadership
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7PM
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
Tickets on sale Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10am. General Admission seats are $10 and Library Lover Experience tickets are $75.


Jen Kish: Canadian Grit on the Pitch
Thursday, June 14, 2018
ATB Financial Arts Barn
Tickets on sale Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10am. General Admission seats are $10.


Arlene Dickinson - Lessons from the Den: The Journey to Success
Wednesday, September 19. 2018
Ramada Kingsway
Tickets on sale Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10am. General Admission seats are $10 and Library Lover Experience tickets are $100.


The Road Less Travelled by Candy Palmater
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
ATB Financial Arts Barn
Tickets on sale Wednesday, September 24, 2018 at 10am. General Admission seats are $10.

All ticket proceeds support the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project.

Thank you to our partners:

Is there a speaker that you would like to see at a future Forward Thinking Speaker Series presentation? Please send us your recommendations to events@epl.ca.

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