TEDXVancouver’s 2012 theme is Confluence. Confluence is defined as the coming together of people or things and the junction of two or more streams flowing together. For Sunday, October 21st, the team at TEDXVancouver has assembled an eclectic mix of speakers and artists for the varied registered attendees. Lanyards with nametangs at TEDXVancouver 2012 will highlight the confluence structure of registrants using a simple symbol system.
There are three types of people at TEDXVancouver; Hubs, Connectors and Endpoints. Each of you are the starting points of the interconnected web and culture of TEDXVancouver.
On your lanyard you will find anywhere from one to three symbols. The shaded shape on your lanyard above the line represents you as a Hub, Connector or Endpoint. Everyone attending TEDXVancouver has played a role in connecting individuals to this experience.
Hubs are represented by hexagons and symbolize the connection of these individuals to a wide range of others and have played a significant part in today’s event. They are those which bring us together today through being a performer, speaker or a member of the Organizing Committee.
Connectors are represented by circles and symbolize those who are part of the TEDXVancouver network and have invited others to connect to this experience.
Diamonds are endpoints in the TEDXVancouver network. They received an invite to attend the event but did not have an opportunity to invite others. In the TEDXVancouver network they are an end node.
Here is an example of how to read your lanyard.
TEDXVancouver 2012 Lanyard Connector
Chris is a Connector, part of the TEDXVancouver network. He is connected to Jie, who is also a connector.
TEDXVancouver 2012 Lanyard
Chris is a connector, part of the TEDXVancouver network. He has invited Jie who is an Endpoint. Jie is an ending node in the connected network of TEDXVancouver.
TEDXVancouver 2012 Lanyard Connectors
For this lanyard, Chris is the connector indicated. Below the line is his fellow Connector Jie who is Chris’ first invited guest. The second Jie is then Chris’ second invited guest who is an Endpoint in the TEDXVancouver network.
TEDXVancouver 2012 HUB Lanyard
The Hexagon symbolizes Hubs. Chris is a hub in the TEDXVancouver network and is either a performer, speaker, sponsor or part of the organizing committee. May of these Hubs have invited large numbers of guests and are critical hubs of connection within the TEDXVancouver network.
We are excited to welcome you to TEDXVancouver 2012. Look around, notice the confluences and see how connected we really are.