+ WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TED AND TEDX?

A TED Conference is a 5-day live event with ticket prices reaching thousands of dollars. They feature speakers from around the world and attendance is by application. TEDx (x = independently organized) events however are one day or less, are live and the organizers and speakers are local. The ticket prices are less than $100.00 and attendees seldom need to apply to attend.

+ WHAT IS TEDXUALBERTA'S VISION?

Our vision is simply to share great ideas on a local stage and create a community of curious, proactive individuals. We aim to do this by organizing and producing an annual conference that highlights a diverse range of challenges presented by local leaders and innovators who also provide optimistic solutions to those challenges. In addition, we’d like to harness the creative energy of the university’s members to address these solutions.

+ WHEN AND WHERE IS OUR 2018 CONFERENCE THIS YEAR?

Our 2018 conference will be taking place in the heart of Old Strathcona, at the ATB Financial Arts Barn (Fringe Theatre) on Sunday, March 11th, 2018.

+ WHAT IS THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE AND WHY?

The theme for our conference this year is “Ignite. Launch. Explore.” which encompasses our goal that the conference serves as a catalyst to support the growth of innovation within Edmonton. We hope to achieve this by establishing an environment that will allow connections to form between individuals who are passionate about similar causes.

+ WHO WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE?

Our speakers are being released periodically on our website and Facebook page! Please do like our Facebook page and stay up-to-date on our event page.

Our speaker announcements can be viewed here.

+ HOW DID WE CHOOSE OUR 2018 SPEAKERS?

Our executive team has ardently surveyed and consulted with community units and resources both on-campus and off-campus to evaluate individuals in the local sphere who would excel in their role as speakers. In addition, we also accepted nominations from the public on our website, which were assessed by our team for their potential in reaching our target audience and integration with our theme.

+ HOW CAN I CONTACT THE SPEAKERS?

We are not able to facilitate any formal connections with speakers, due to matters of privacy, but you are welcome to reach our speakers through the links provided on our Speakers page.

+ HOW CAN I GET TICKETS?

Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for 2018!

+ HOW DO I GET TO THE VENUE?

The ATB Financial Arts Barn is located in the heart of Old Stratchona, off Whyte Avenue. There is parking nearby, and several ETS buses that go along Whyte Avenue. (~4 min walk from whyte to theater)

+ WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE ON THE DAY?

Doors open 20 minutes before the event begins, but we encourage you to arrive 1/2 hr early (11:30AM) to get signed in before the conference starts! Don't forget it's daylight savings!

+ WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes! ATB Financial Arts Barn is wheelchair accessible.

+ IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

We respect that dress is a matter of individual self-expression so there is no strict dress code. We ask that attendees refrain from wearing anything with offensive logos, out of respect to others. We will also have a coat check, which can be accessed for $2.

+ WILL ANY FOOD BE SERVED AT THE CONFERENCE?

Our conference will be broken up in 3 sections, with one break for lunch and a second for refreshments.

+ CAN I TAKE PHOTOS AND/OR VIDEO AT THE CONFERENCE?

Talks will be recorded for viewing afterwards on the TEDx YouTube channel. If you desire to take photos during the talks, we ask you to turn off the flash. During breaks, we encourage everyone to capture the evening and share across Facebook and Twitter using [#tedxualberta2018][8]. We will be featuring content that uses the conference hashtag on our page! Snapchat geo-filters will be present so we encourage use of these during the breaks, networking sessions, and dinner.

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+ WILL I BE ALLOWED IN IF I AM LATE?

You will be allowed in if you are late, however, out of respect to speakers and patrons, we highly encourage you to arrive early for sign-in.

+ SCHEDULE OF THE CONFERENCE DAY?

To be announced

+ WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE CONFERENCE?

The most important tools for the day will be an open mind and an inquisitive attitude.