NORTHBROOK – Following their successful live TEDx event in May 2017, the Northbrook Public Library is excited to officially open applications for the second annual TEDxNorthbrookLibrary event, which will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Applications will be accepted via the library’s website until Friday, December 15.
Last year, four local speakers rose to the occasion and gave their original, thought-provoking TEDx talks: firefighter Steve DeLuca explored his life philosophy of never saying never; environmentalist Stephen Packard spoke on the importance of preserving nature; local lawyer Courtney Fong mused on the impact of a smile; and professional counselor Lauren Schifferdecker shared the secrets to winning every argument. Tracy Gossage, the library’s TEDxNorthbrookLibrary organizer, is excited to see more unique ideas come to the stage.
“Last year’s event was unique, a bit surreal, and incredibly fun,” said TEDx organizer and Fiction & Media librarian Tracy Gossage. “It was great seeing the community come together to learn new ideas and build connections.”
This year, in addition to the open applications, Northbrook area residents also will be able to nominate someone to share their groundbreaking ideas at the live event. Speaker nominations will be accepted until December 1 via the library’s website.
Once the speakers have been selected, the library’s TEDx team will determine the event’s theme based on the speakers’ ideas.
“I’m really excited to see what ideas people apply with and see how we can shape this into another successful event,” said Gossage. “Just like last year, we want to create an event that anyone can come to and learn something from.”
Applications for the live TEDxNorthbrookLibrary event are due on December 15. Finalists will be called in for interviews in January 2018; speakers will be selected in mid-February.
The Library is located at 1201 Cedar Lane. To learn more about the live TEDxNorthbrookLibrary event or apply to become a speaker, please visit www.northbrook.info/tedx.
Submitted by the Northbrook Public Library