Future Speakers

2017 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 and Dr. Reza Aslan.

In 2017, EPL will give cardholders the opportunity to access these acclaimed speakers:

September 26 - Women in Politics with former Prime Minister the Rt. Honourable Kim Campbell and the former Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Anne McLellan

Chateau Lacombe
Tickets on sale Wednesday, August 9. 2017 at 10am
$10 for for General Admission and $75 for the Library Lover Experience, 7PM start

kim-campbell-small anne-mclellan

November 29, 7pm - 80 Years of Wisdom with George Takei in partnership with the Edmonton Community Foundation
Location: Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D
Tickets on sale Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00am starting at $15 for General Admission seats.  Premium seating and experiences will be also available at various price points.
George Takei

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

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.