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.

On Sale: It's Time: A Conversation about Domestic Violence in Edmonton

With the Edmonton Community Foundation and in partnership with the City of Edmonton, we're presenting It's Time: A Conversation about Domestic Violence in Edmonton on Monday, April 8 at the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre. 

The evening will begin with a screening of The War at Homeopens a new window at 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 7 p.m. If you would prefer to only attend the panel portion of the evening, please arrive at 6:45 p.m. as our panel will begin promptly at 7 p.m. 

Our panel will be moderated by Ward 2 Councillor Bev Esslinger and will feature Executive Director of Aboriginal Counselling Services Association of Alberta, Sue Languedoc, Community Advocate and survivor, Johanna Baynton Smith, City of Edmonton’s new Branch Manager and previous CEO of YWCA Edmonton, Jackie Foord, and co-founder and Executive Director of the Women's Centre for Social Justice, Nneka MacGregor.

WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2019
WHERE: Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre
TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale and start at $10. 

All ticket proceeds support the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project.opens a new window

Thank you to our partners:

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

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.caopens a new window.