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.
Deciding who attends
To simplify the selection process, ask prospective attendees to fill out an application form. Their effort here will show their commitment to participating in your event. Your attendee application should include a clear description of TED, TEDx and your TEDx event.
Application form questions: Your application form should include fields that capture basic information, such as:
- First name
- Last name
- Job title/ role
- Email address
Also include fields for long-form answers, such as:
- Tell us about yourself.
- List up to three web links that will help us understand you better.
- What do you hope to get from this TEDx event?
Keeping your attendees in the loop
Make clear to your attendees what they should expect: your event's size, location, theme, and whether you'll be featuring live speakers or only pre-recorded TEDTalks.
Communicate to your attendees how important their feedback is. Tell them you want them to fill out a survey after your event.
Tools to manage your attendees
A number of companies are offering TEDx organizers special deals on tools that make organizing events simpler. Browse them in our sponsor marketplace.