Although they all share common elements, TEDx events vary widely in size and scope. Already, there are a number of examples to draw on when designing your event: events held in backyards and in large theaters, with attendance ranging from a small group of colleagues to a general-public crowd of hundreds.
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In this section, you'll find guidelines and best practices for designing your event, from selecting a venue to choosing live speakers to inviting guests. The first step is selecting your venue -- this decision will shape all of the decisions that follow.
- Creating your TEDx event's logo: We've created a unified system for TEDx logos, so they all retain the same look and feel.
- Selecting a venue: You'll want to select a venue that matches the audience you're building your event for. Will you invite a group of work colleagues? Or a larger, public audience?
- Creating the program: The stage program you develop is the heart of your event.
- Inviting guests: Curating your attendees is just as important as curating your event's on-stage content: Your guests have the power to carry "ideas worth spreading" out into the world.
- Playing TEDTalks: All TEDx events must include pre-recorded TEDTalks.
- Playing TEDTalks with subtitles: If your attendees speak a non-English language, you may want to play your event's pre-recorded TEDTalks videos with subtitles.
- Inviting + preparing speakers: Having live speakers at your event is not required, but they add powerful, unforgettable, unique moments to your event.
- Great presentation design: Encourage your speakers to follow these tips so the powerful ideas behind their presentations sing.
- Managing multimedia: Getting the technical details of your event set in advance will save time, give speakers confidence in their presentations -- and make sure everyone can give a fantastic talk.
- Recording talks: If your TEDx event will feature live talks, you must capture them on video.
- Great stage design: Great stage design is critical to how your live talks turn out, both for your live audience and for those who view your videos on the web.
- The job of the onstage host: The onstage host -- your emcee -- is responsible for introducing all of your original content, keeping your program on schedule and representing the vision for your event.
- Greening your event: Follow these suggestions to keep the environmental impact of your event as low as possible.