You’ll find all you need to know in our answers in this list of FAQs for event day! Have a question that you don’t see? Message us on Facebook or email for a quick reply!
Is TEDx and TED the same thing?
Not exactly. TEDx is an independently organized TED licensed event.
More info here: TEDx brings the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TEDx events are organized by curious individuals who seek to discover ideas and spark conversations in their own community. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED.
What is FAST FORWARD?
Fast Forward is the theme for this event. TEDx themes are purposefully broad, abstract and open to interpretation. For example, our last theme, Reflections, was all about celebrating 10 years of TEDx and TEDxStockholm and reflecting on different ideas worth spreading. Fast Forward is all about looking to towards a more advanced, better future.
Can I know the topic of the talks beforehand?
We can’t give all the fun surprises away! But we will disclose the topics and who the speakers are as we release the lineup.
Our Speakers Team have searched through countless applications and selected a group of speakers with a wide range of topics to expand our minds and open our eyes to new ways of thinking and different walks of life.
Ok, can I at least know the speakers beforehand?
Not quite just yet. But soon! We will release the speakers but want to point out that TED Talks are not about the name of the speaker but the message itself. Sometimes the most amazing ideas come from the most unexpected places.
How many Talks will there be?
We aim to accommodate between 6 to 10 speakers. There will also be musical guests, entertainment, and plenty of time to stretch your legs, eat and mingle.
Will the entire event be in English?
Yes. Even though we are proud of being from Stockholm, we also aim to influence the world. Having our talks in English means that we can engage a wider audience and make it easier for our ideas to travel globally.
It’s a 6+ hour event, will there be food and drinks?
Yes, we normally provide a light meal, snacks and plenty of coffee and non-alcoholic drinks, all thanks to our generous sponsors. If there is nothing that tickles your taste buds, the location is close to many quick bites and you can grab a bite nearby.
Will I have time to mingle?
YES! There will be plenty of time during the intermissions to walk around, explore the space and meet other attendees. If you attended our TEDxStockholm Salon Event, you’re probably familiar with conversation starters and know that strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet. BUT if you need some pointers, kicking off a conversation with “Hi, So how awesome was that last speaker?” or “Did you also get goose bumps at that last speech?” is highly recommended.
Will I have time to sneak out for a cigarette?
If you really need to smoke, then yes. You will find a designated place outside and please, don’t litter.
I’ve purchased a ticket but realized that something more important came up, can I get a refund?
We’re not really sure what could be more important but sure, stuff happens. Unfortunately the tickets are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that you cannot attend, you may however transfer the ticket to someone else. Our events tend to sell out, so it will not be hard to find someone to take your place.
Are there designated seats?
Seating is first-come, first-serve! So come early to get the best seats. During breaks and intermissions, we kindly ask you to leave some sort of seat marker to remind you of your seat and to let others know that the seat is taken. It’s frowned upon to take someone else’s seat in the middle of the event. Really, don’t do it.
I don’t want my picture taken or my image used for any TEDx promotional material. Can I object?
We believe that you are entitled to your privacy and your image should not be used in a way that you do not agree with. However, TEDx events are recorded, and there will be plenty of photographers to capture unique moments. The images and video captured by TEDx staff will solely be used for promoting TEDx and TEDxStockholm activities. We will not sell the footage to third parties. If you notice your image being used in a way that you do not deemed appropriate, please get in contact with TEDxStockholm directly, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.