Your Guide to 2011 TEDxColumbus

If you have registered for TEDxColumbus on 11.11.11, this should answer all of your questions on how to have the best experience possible!    (If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, here’s the link to register.)


We hope you have been to COSI.  But if not, we’re thrilled this will be your first time.  Here’s a link to their map and directions.


Registration begins at 8am; please plan to arrive by 8:45am.  The program will begin promptly at 9am and run through 5pm.  For a complete schedule of the day including speaker/performer order and breaks, please click here.

What to bring    

Your Eventbrite Ticket
Your nametag** (if you choose; see below)
A t-shirt, that you can have printed with a special TEDxColumbus “Moment” designs ($5) or you can buy a shirt ($10) with one of the designs.
Your coffee mug, should you need lots of caffeine refills
Laptops if you want to blog

What we’ll provide  

A water bottle and refilling stations
Morning and afternoon snack
Lunch (with vegetarian & gluten free options)
A printed program
Parking voucher


Very Casual!  Lunch will be “picnic style”


In COSI’s lots.  Show your eventbrite ticket print out upon entry and they will give you a ticket to display on your dash and to use upon exit.

Social Media        

Twitter Hashtag – #tedxcbus
Flickr Tag – #tedxcolumbus

Mobile Site  

Check out www.tedxcolumbus.com on your smart phone and you’ll find a new special mobile site with speaker information, agenda and partner links. This site will allow us to conserve on paper in our printed program.


The TEDxColumbus Book Nook will be back!  A specially curated collection of books by TED and TEDx speakers will be for sale thanks to a partnership with our local Barnes & Noble stores.

Nametag Contest!

While everyone who is registered before November 8 will have a pre-printed nametag waiting for them at registration, we welcome and encourage self-designed nametags.  Three winners will be chosen based on the ‘conversation’ that is inspired by the design and asked to come on stage to introduce themselves to the audience after the afternoon break. The minimum requirement is that it displays your name – but we place no limit on how, where or other attributes you’d like to attach to it except to use good judgment and keep it clean!  There will be prizes for the chosen tags!  Here’s our inspiration from TEDxSingapore, in case you were wondering.

If you still have questions, please post them here or email us at tedxcolumbus@gmail.com.