Practical information & About TEDx
1. Car, train, bus, parking?
Parking in Utrecht is a bitch. That’s why we recommend travelling by public transportation. From Utrecht Central Station the busses 3, 4, 8 and 11 along with intercity busses 50, 52, 53, 77 and 74 all stop in front of the Stadsschouwburg. Utrecht is usually a crowded place in the morning. If you insist on travelling by car: your best option is to park at a Transferium next to the highway (for instance Utrecht Laagraven) and take the tram to the city center. Or, travel by car all the way. Please calculate 20-30 minutes to get from the highway to the Stadsschouwburg venue. Follow the signs ‘Parkeren Centrum Oost’ The nearest parking garages are Kruisstraat and Grifthoek, there is also paid parking in the Nachtegaalstraat, the Maliebaan and on Janskerkhof (limited).
For up-to-date information please visit Utrecht Bereikbaar
2. TEDxAfter Hours
TEDxAfter Hours was the exclusive TEDxUtrecht after-party, hosted by Tivoli in Utrecht. Speakers, crew and guest all together to celebrate the first TEDxUtrecht.
3. Bring identification
Don’t risk losing your seat to someone else by mistake. Bring your ID you so we can check your reservation if neccesary.
4. Prep your mobile
It’s about ideas worth sharing. Luckily, a lot of people have ways of sharing at hand by means of their mobile. Set it up for TEDxUtrecht:
- Bookmark the mobile app. This is the place to find about about our speakers, program and other info. Bookmark it: http://m.twoppy.com/tedxutrecht;
- Follow @TEDxUtrecht if you haven’t already done so (shame on you);
- Save the hashtag #TEDxUtrecht in your Twitter account. This way it’s easier to follow and tweet about what inspires your most, what gets your creative flame within burning;
- Follow our TEDxUtrecht speakers list to get and stay in touch with our speakers
5. Listen up!
Pay attention. Listen to our speakers. That’s what you’re there for, right? If possible, share key insight with your Twitter followers using the #TEDxUtrecht hashtag. Please don’t use flash when taking pictures.
6. Connect with each other
In the spirit of TED, we have several breaks that enable you to connect with others, like-minded. Also, our speakers will be walking around so feel free to interact with them, too. They will be recognizable by their SPEAKER badge.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. You can do so by means of our contact form, e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and during the event by asking one of our CREW members, recognizable by black TEDxUtrecht T-Shirts.
8. Live stream and simulcast
Here are the TEDxUtrecht 2012 Simulcast Locations:
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- 31volts Studio
- Seats2Meet.com Utrecht
- Stichting ProtoSpace
- Provincie Utrecht – Provinciegebouw
- All faculties of the Hogeschool Utrecht
These locations are also listed in our Mobile app
Alternatively, you could watch our livestream from your private computer. This is where it’s at!
We hope you enjoyed TEDxUtrecht ‘Full creative potential’, even if you couldn’t be there in person!
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.