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Frequently Asked Questions

A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.

Sharing powerful ideas does not need to be limited to in-person events. Virtual gatherings can engage your community in exciting new ways. Virtual events look to recreate and reimagine all the elements that make an in-person event special for an online space. Virtual events can be hosted on any digital platform. There are specific formats and rules which need to be followed to lead the virtual TEDx. Virtual events do not have an attendee or viewer limit. Live streams/webcasts may be hosted on any digital platform and may remain accessible on those platforms post-event.

A TEDx event is organized by volunteers from the local community, and just like TED events, it lacks any commercial, religious, or political agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection, and community. All TEDx events present multiple issues and a diversity of voices from many disciplines. After all, what’s the fun without a little variety?

Virtual events are a great way to gather people, host discussion and premiere content.Virtual events further community connection for those who can attend at a particular time. Recording talks separately helps widen your audience even further. Streams can have challenges in moderation, causing disruptions to individual talks. (Who is unmuted? Who entered late?). A talk goes further when you can hear and understand the message. Livestream audio is still developing, but suitable cameras and microphones are quite widespread. Pre-recording a talk is best when trying to capture a distinct idea, rather than conversation.

When you apply for a license to organize a TEDx event, you'll be asked to choose an event type. TEDx event types are exactly what they sound like: different kinds of TEDx events. Every TEDx event falls under one of these categories, and while all events follow a very similar format, some different content, rules and audiences apply to each type of event. The events are Standard event, University event, Youth event, ED event, Salon event, TEDxLive event, TEDxWomen event, Business event, Internal event, Library event.

While all of our speaker’s talks will eventually make it online, the live event will include content and interactive experiences that will only be made available via the live event, such as, audience interaction, live experiences, amongst others. We encourage you to tune in for the live stream to get the full TEDx experience.

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