The first TEDx event in Snohomish County is scheduled Friday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, where the public can hear from 23 people who are innovators in business, the arts, and science speaking on the theme, “Creating New Futures.”

Speakers at the Edmonds event include Ben Hempstead, chief of staff of ElectroImpact, Inc. in Mukilteo; Xola Malik, a hip-hop artist and philanthropist; Tammy Mach, whose immigrant parents from Vietnam started a Mukilteo machining company that has been named Boeing’s Supplier of the Year; Swil Kanim, a Lummi Tribe member and violinist, native storyteller and actor; and former astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger.