The Seattle Public Library will host two events for the 2018 Seattle Design Festival, featuring free programs that explore the festival's theme "Trust," on Sept. 18 and 20 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for some events, as noted below.


Empathy Building For Innovation – How can diversity act as a source of innovation and disruption? Can design be both universal and personal? Explore approaches that uncover universal human motivations, identify barriers and exclusions that impact participation, and glean insight from how people adapt. Registration is not required.

AI And Creativity - A Design Discussion Presented by Microsoft - Thought leaders from Seattle's global design community will share their perspectives on the creative challenges and opportunities brought forth in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). A curated, interactive art mixer will follow lightning talks and an interactive panel discussion. Registration is required.

The Seattle Design Festival features citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more from Sept. 6-21, 2018. This year’s Festival theme, Trust, examines the role of design in bringing together and building trust among diverse communities. The festival is presented in partnership with Design in Public. Visit the Seattle Design Festival page for a full schedule.