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Frequently asked questions about partnering with TEDx

Q- What is the venue for April 11th?   A-The Museum of Visual Materials, downtown Sioux Falls.

 

Q- How many tickets are included at the Community Driver and Community Supporter sponsorship level?   A- Five at Driver and Two at Supporter in complimentary tickets. 

 

Q- What is the expected attendance?    A- 100 ticket sales are what is allowed to me as a first time organizer and a first-time event. We did sell out of those in four hours after I announced and did PR on Friday.
 

Q- Why only 100 ticket sales allowed?   A- TED has their guidelines and we'll look to oblige to them. I did write an article about those guidelines, can view (here). 

 

Q- What are the main amenities to sponsorship?   A- Brand attachment to the event, empowering the organizers to conduct a terrific event, assisting in venue, production, & materials costs, brand logo presence at event, brand logo presence on the videos we submit to TED post-event. 

 

Q- Is this a nonprofit endeavor?   A- Yes! TED's guidelines are strictly nonprofit in all aspects. I, as an organizer, must keep all ticket and sponsorship amounts in the event operations or into the next year's events. 

Why Bring TED to Sioux Falls?
Because it is an amazing platform and we are highly benefited as a community to use TED's brand & global platform to highlight our own activity and give it an amazing conduit to share thought-leading material. TED Talks are known for their idea sharing format that sparks progressive conversations. 

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

 

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

 

In fact, everything we do — from our TED Talks videos to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?