Forward Thinking Speaker Series


The Forward Thinking Speaker Series reflects EPL’s rich history of taking risks, trying new things, and redefining the modern library. EPL invites thought-leaders from a variety of industries speaking on a variety of topics to share their insights, ideas, experiences, and viewpoints, with the goal of helping us purposefully build better organizations, neighborhoods, and communities.

For a list of upcoming speakers please visit the Future Speakers page.


What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist” – Sir Salman Rushdie

Additional VIP tickets are now available for purchase on Eventbrite.

EPL is happy to announce that our Forward Thinking Speaker Series presentation, Sir Salman Rushdie: Freedom of Expression has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event will once again take place at the Chateau Lacombe starting at 7:00pm. Tickets purchased for the original event will remain valid for the new date.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
WHERE: Chateau Lacombe Hotel
TICKETS: $150 for VIP tickets, general admission tickets are sold out. VIP includes premium seating, and a private hors d’oeuvres and wine reception with Sir Salman Rushdie following his presentation. A charitable tax receipt will be issued to VIP ticket holders following the event for a portion of the ticket price.

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