FIND AN AWESOME VENUE
Whether you watch from your house, a classroom, or a coffee shop, pick somewhere that inspires the mind.
Helpful hint: We know from experience that a little comfortable seating is quite the crowd pleaser.
GET TECHY WITH IT
Prepare every device you need to make a livestream go smoothly. You’ll probably need an HDMI or VGA cord to plug your computer into your TV for a full screen experience. If mobile is more your thing, charge your phone so you don’t miss outon the inspiring quotes of the day. Be sure to post quotes, pics, and other thoughts to social media.
Don’t forget the hashtags. #TEDx #TEDxJAX
PICK A SESSION
Pick one of the four sessions, watch a couple, or stay connected for a full day of ideas worth spreading. Use the breaks for engaging chit chat, intelligent discourse, and the occasional agreement to disagree.
GET FOOD & DRINK
Don’t disappoint your guests with prepackaged, processed food. Go pick up supplies at the nearest coffee shop, craft brewery, or artisanal cheese shop.
A little tapas goes a long way.
INVITE AN AUDIENCE
You’ll be bursting with inspiration today plus there’s all that food and drink you just bought. What good are opinions and snacks if you don’t have someone to share them with? Invite a diverse group of people with differing beliefs. Perhaps your close-minded cousin, your day-dreaming boss, or your favorite hipster barista?
Before they leave, encourage everyone to use the ideas they’ve heard by taking action in the community.Do note that we have a few offline breaks during the day: between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. for lunch, and again after each session. This will give you a chance to grab a quick bite, or to talk with other attendees about what you just heard by joining the online conversation on Twitter. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #TEDxJAX!. Thank you for being a TEDxJacksonville Intellectual Explorer!