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What is the difference between TED and TEDx?

TED conferences are organized and run directly by TED. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The goal of TEDx is to inspire a passion for spreading ideas in local communities from within.

Are you employed by TED?

No. While we operate under a license from TED, TEDxVanderbiltUniversity is a volunteer-based organization. The organizers and other volunteers donate their time to bring TEDxVanderbiltUniversityevents to our community.

Can I come and go as I please and what if I show up late or have to leave early?

Attendees are expected to stay for the entire event. Space in the audience at TEDxVanderbiltUniversity will be limited so those who are selected to attend are expected to demonstrate a commitment to experiencing the entire event. We are sure you’ll want to stay, too!  More information about attending TEDxVanderbiltUniversity will be released  in the fall.

Can I take a break then return to my seat?

While attendees are expected to stay for the entire event, we understand that you may need to step out of the theater at some point. Those who step out will only be allowed back into the theater in between talks. There will be an intermission halfway through the program.

How many people can attend?

More information about attending TEDxVanderbiltUniversity will be released in the fall.

Where do I find more information on other TEDx-events?

Please find information on TEDx events all over the world here .