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.


"Reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem - it is a Canadian problem. It involves all of us." - TRC Commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson

Tickets are now available on Eventbrite. 

In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, EPL is proud to host A Conversation about Reconciliation with TRC Commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild and Dr. Marie Wilson on Tuesday, February 28, 2016. The session will be moderated by Honourary Witness Shelagh Rogers.

As witnesses and collectors of survivor testimonies during the TRC, they played an important role in improving access to the truth about residential schools that has been kept from the people of Canada for so long. The TRC calls upon us to disseminate and preserve this knowledge, and this conversation hosted by EPL will help foster reconciliation and healing.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7PM (Doors open at 6PM)
WHERE: Ramada Hotel Kingsway
TICKETS: Tickets are now available on Eventbrite. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $50 for the Library Lover Experience. Library Lover tickets include premium seating, admission to a private reception with the panelists following the presentation and a charitable for a portion of the ticket price.  Please note that tickets will not be sold at any EPL location.

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

If you have any questions about this event or with the ticketing process please email

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