Making the Most of May 20th
We’re looking forward to you joining us tomorrow in-person at the Dorothy Marvin Betts Theatre, or watching our livestream from the comfort of your living room, or organizing a simulcast viewing party with friends, colleagues, neighbors, or strangers.
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE SO YOU DON’T MISS ANYTHING!
Here are some tips if you’re coming to the one-day event on Thursday, May 20:
- Registration opens at 8 AM and is likely to be crowded since we’ll have about 400 people attending the event; you might want to arrive early to take advantage of being among the first to get some food (light breakfast and coffee provided) and generally scope out the venue to decide where you’ll want to sit throughout the sessions.
- We’ll be giving everyone t-shirts, but you might want to bring a bag to carry around the shirt and/or other grab-bag style items you’ll get throughout the day — including business cards.
- The “T” in TED stands for Technology, but as these things go, we want to be respectful of the speakers and the other attendees who are there to listen, learn, and inspire (or be inspired). Ringers need to be off, and no technology should interrupt the TEDxPotomac experience throughout the day.
- The sessions are shorter in length than what you might experience at other conferences; plus, we’ll be having features populating the day throughout speakers, and we’ll be having cool away-from-the-stage interactive sessions like a drum circle and yoga, which you’re encouraged to join.
- Lunch will be provided, and you’ll be encouraged to find some people you don’t know and get to know them. Yes, it’s scary, but you can handle it. We believe if you!
- One of our awesome sponsors, ThreeSpot, will be bringing a photo booth where you can get paired up with someone and take some sweet photos.
Everything is scheduled to wrap by 5:15 PM with lead organizer Patrick Smith’s closing remarks, so it’s ONE DAY OF FUN and we’re just thrilled you’ll be able to experience it with us!!