Hey TEDxBrum fans,
Congratulations to those who have secured your tickets to this year’s TEDxBrum event at Birmingham Town Hall on Saturday 11th June. With less than a week to go the excitement is building, speakers are arriving and we’re making final preparations, so we thought it was time to fill you in with all of the key information that you need to know to make the most of your day.
We have jam-packed the day full of inspiring talks and performances. These are laid out in four key sessions with plenty of breaks in between to get refreshments and give your brains time to take it all in. You’ll receive a programme on arrival, outlining the sessions in more detail so you can plan your day and get to know our line-up.
8.30am – Town Hall opens its doors
9.30am – Registration & Breakfast
10am – Session One
11.20am – Break
12pm – Session Two
1.15pm – Lunchtime
2.30pm – Session Three
3.45pm – Break
4.30pm – Session Four
6.20pm onwards – After Party!
Please note: sessions will start promptly at the given times. If you arrive late, you may be asked to wait until the next break before entering the auditorium. We are saving the final running order for the day itself, so be sure to dive into your programme when you arrive to begin navigating the session content. The running order may also be subject to change and TEDxBrum cannot be held liable for visitors missing talks or performances. We would strongly advise attending all the sessions in full to make the most of the day.
SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS
We’re delighted and honoured to welcome this year’s speakers and performers to Birmingham and the TEDxBrum stage. Information about all of our speakers and performers can be found at: tedxbrum.com/speakers and tedxbrum.com/performers
This year's iconic venue, Birmingham Town Hall, is located in Victoria Square, right in the middle of Birmingham City Centre. The full address is: Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ.
By Public Transport
If you’re coming by bus or train, we will have volunteers lining the route to the venue so it should be really easy to find your way. Here’s a link to our recommended walking route from New Street Station.
If you’re driving, the Town Hall has a car park at: Brunel St, Birmingham B5 4AF. More info about parking prices can be found here.
Upon arrival, our fabulous team of TEDxBrum Champions will register you in the Town Hall foyer and give you all the goodies you need to start your day. Please remember to bring your ticket with you, or, if you need to collect your ticket on the day, the Town Hall Box Office will be open from 8.30am.
If you have a TEDxBrum Scholarship ticket, there will be a separate registration desk in the foyer to welcome you to the event. Our Champions will be on hand to point you in the right direction.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day with plenty of tea and coffee too. If you haven’t already sent us your dietary requirements we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your needs on the day, but will do our best. There will be plenty of meat, vegetarian and vegan options available.
We aim to make sure all of our guests can enjoy the day to its fullest and get the most out of their TEDxBrum experience. Therefore, if you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know in advance of the event so we can do our best to support you. Please e-mail your requirements to email@example.com.
After a day full of inspiring talks, making friends and sharing ideas, what better way to relax and carry on the conversation than by joining us at the official TEDxBrum After Party? This year’s After Party is being held at Park Regis Birmingham, just a short walk from the Town Hall. After the event, we’d love you to join us for a drink and unwind. Here’s a link to our recommended walking route. Our TEDxBrum Champions will be lining the route to make it as easy to find your way.
POWER OF US
Curious about this year’s theme? To find out more about the meaning behind it, check out our blog by TEDxBrum curator Immy Kaur: Unlocking the Power of Us. We would also encourage you to use the #PowerOfUs hashtag to join the conversation in the lead up to the event and on the day.
Get more out of TEDxBrum
TEDxBrum 2016 builds on feedback from every year - that one day is just not long enough! In response, we have curated two weeks of events, conversations, workshops, dinners and more to help you connect more deeply with our world class speakers, the people you meet and the #PowerOfUs ideas worth spreading. For more information read our blog: Getting More Out Of TEDxBrum 2016 and check out @CityCampBrum on twitter - powered by @ImpactHubBrum - for updates.
Just one final reminder to bring your tickets with you or collect them from the Town Hall Box Office, and that’s all from us!
If you have any questions before the event, please feel free to drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to come back to you before the weekend. It’s also worth keeping an eye on our twitter @TEDxBrum for all of the latest news and updates.
We can’t wait to welcome you on Saturday!
The TEDxBrum Team