Ever wonder what the difference is between attending a TEDx conference in-person vs. simply watching the videos online? As someone who has attended the past seven TEDxUniversityofNevada events, and who has also watched all of the videos online at least once, here’s my take on why you should secure your spot to this year’s event before tickets sell out.
First things first, TEDx offers the opportunity to participate in a carefully curated, independently-organized, shared experience between people all across the globe who are all connected by an interest in exploring new ways of looking at and thinking about the world. Did you know that according to TED.com, there are 2,130 upcoming TEDx conferences happening in 2020 alone? Within the next few days, for example, TEDx gatherings will be held in cities ranging from Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria; Benin City, Nigeria; Sofia, Bulgaria; New Delhi, India; Quito, Ecuador; and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
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A second reason for experiencing a TEDx conference in-person is the fact that it brings together the community in a powerful and uplifting way. Not only does TEDxUniversityofNevada receive strong support from the community partners who believe it its cause, but its organizers are also top-notch, dedicating countless hours to pulling off an in-person experience that they feel deeply benefits the overall community. Additionally, the event’s volunteers are committed, many of whom who have been part of the program for multiple years running; the speakers give it their all, working hard to pitch big ideas, as well as committing to a rigorous preparation process; and of course there are the people who attend that always bring with them their open hearts and minds. Just check out these tweets from delighted attendees over the past two years of TEDxUniversityofNevada events – they speak for themselves:
— Charlene Bybee (@CharleneBybee) February 24, 2019
— pamela zimmer (@pamelazimmer) February 23, 2019
— Aaron Mikulsky (@MikulskyChicago) February 24, 2019
— Sabra Rubinstein (@SabraRubinstein) January 27, 2018
Thank you @TEDxUofNevada for today’s awesome event! Each & every speaker was inspiring, & good vibes all around. Made some new friends, accomplished ‘what are you hungry for?’ & won a sweet #TedxUNR t-shirt for sharing the love on social media! ❤️ Already psyched for next year pic.twitter.com/3qc7bcin5R
— le_quash (@le_quash) January 28, 2018
#TEDxUNR was a beautiful experience
— The Visionary (@TrisdenAubrey) January 28, 2018
— John Brenkus (@johnbrenkus_) January 28, 2018
— Cailey Gibson (@CaileyGibson) January 27, 2018
— Kelsey Kjer (@kelsey_kjer) January 27, 2018
— Alex Bybee (@AlexBybeeNV) January 27, 2018
— Mika Alvarez (@mika_alvarez_) January 28, 2018
As you can see, the environment is perfect for making new connections, reinforcing existing ones, and enjoying the experience of a community coming together at its best.
Finally, aside from feeling immediately energized by and connected to the greater community through attending an in-person TEDx event, there’s also the added benefit of education and enlightenment. For example, at the start of each TEDx event, you never know what you’re going to learn or hear about at first. But as the day progresses, each talk begins to build upon the next. And with each new talk, unexpected connections are made. Soon knowledge is absorbed, and new perspectives are introduced, resulting in a mix of surprising emotional reactions, aha moments, and commitments to explore new ideas and causes.
Above all, a day’s worth of collective talks brings a unique form of education as the in-person experience of attending is co-created between the speakers, the fellow attendees, and the individuals themselves.
To tap into the energy and excitement of attending an in-person event, simply take the plunge today and plug into the live experience. Click here to purchase your tickets for TEDxUniversityofNevada happening in Reno on February 29, 2020 before they sell out.
TEDxUniversityOfNevada returns Saturday, February 29, 2020 to the Reno stage with new ideas worth spreading through talks sure to engage, impress and entertain. The one-day conference takes place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and will feature a lineup of 19 speakers and performers.
This year’s event boasts more local speakers than ever before, plus several others from around the country and one from Canada. You’ll hear from best-selling authors, two fermenters, an international comedian, a former military journalist, a men’s rights attorney, and many more whose talks will be meaningful, thought-provoking and inspiring.
Seating is limited, and tickets are available for purchase until they sell out. General admission tickets are $100 at TEDxUniversityOfNevada.org, and student tickets are available for $30 through the Wolf Shop on the University campus. You can save $10 when you purchase your event ticket at Whole Foods Market in Reno, and we also offer group sale discounts for groups of 10 or more. Visit TEDxUniversityOfNevada.org for tickets and to learn more.