Attendees 101: What to Expect at TEDxVancouver 2015

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November 4th, 2015

TEDxVancouver 2015 is in a little over a week! Are you ready for this year’s event?

To better prepare you for our biggest event yet, we’ve put together a list of things of what to expect:


MAIL-OUT | You should (if you haven’t already) receive a package from us very soon. It should include: your attendee name card, your corresponding guests name cards (if applicable), and an informational pamphlet on this year’s event.

Be sure to bring your badge to the event. This badge (along with your electronic or printed ticket) is your access to the event.

Haven’t received your badge in the mail? You’ll be able to pick it up onsite on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 FROM 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Gate 3, or on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AT 8:00am at Gate 3.

PLEASE NOTE THAT your badge is not valid for entry; you will need your barcode ticket to return into the venue should you leave.

If you purchased multiple tickets and transferred then, then you should receive the barcode for that ticket directly to your guest.

If you’ve purchased multiple tickets and did not transfer, then you may give extra tickets to guests (even though the ticket is in your name) IF arriving together (though technically not a requirement).

PRE-PURCHASED MEALS | We’ve prepared a tantalizing lunch menu featuring locally sourced ingredients from Ed’s Daily, a local café in Strathcona.

If you and your group have purchased a lunch, the registration package that was pre-mailed should have included your lunch option sticker. Please be sure to stick this on your name card!

You will receive a separate barcode for your pre-purchased lunch (if purchased) or use your sticker (if pre-mailed) to claim your lunch.

These pre-purchased meals will be the only food available within the venue. Capacity lineups at all other options should be expected. We highly recommend you pre-purchase your meal from Ed’s Daily now to avoid disappointment.

Choose from one of four options, including: Kale and Soba Salad, Pineapple Beef Sandwich, Tomato Manchego on Potato Baguette, or the Gluten-Free Two Rivers El Heffe Rice Bowl.

All food from outside vendors or restaurants will not be allowed within the venue. Guarantee yourself a comfortable meal inside the venue and avoid lines at outside vendors.

Purchase your lunch now:

Day of the event

Doors — 8:00AM
Session 1 — 9:00AM – 10:30AM
Sam Sullivan
Scott Larson
Garth Webb
Dan Eisenhardt
Esther Honig
Michael Yahgulanaas
Conversation break — 10:30AM – 11:00AM
Session 2 — 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Lara Boyd
Chin Injeti
Tom Waller
Duane Elverum & Janet Moore
Dan Sutton
Lunch — 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Session 3 — 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Marina Adshade
Ivan Coyote
Marcelino “Frost Flow” DaCosta
Mohamed Fahmy
Conversation break — 3:30PM – 4:00PM
Session 4 — 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Matthew Willams
Scott Jones
Jackie Huba
Kaitlyn Bristowe
John Herdman

ENTERING | All attendees will be directed to Gate 3. Please take this into consideration when you’re parking or when you’re exiting public transit. If you require the accessible entrance, please enter through Gate 10.

SEAT ASSIGNMENT | Before November 11, all purchasers will receive an electronic ticket with a dedicated and assigned seat. Please watch your inbox in the next few days!

RECORD SWAP | Hosted by Studio Records and furnished by Living Lab, you’ll be able to swap your records at the Urban Record Lounge, located in the concourse. The space will feature a lounge atmosphere for attendees to relax, listen to music, connect, and swap records with record connoisseurs. There will even be records available for purchase. The lounge will also host David Morin Music in the afternoon for a special live performance during TEDxVancouver’s speaker breaks.

FASHION POP-UP | Our fashion pop-up, hosted by, is a great opportunity for those attending TEDx to fully immerse themselves in Vancouver art and fashion. The fashion pop-up will expose attendees to young, local designers who are pushing the barriers of Vancouver fashion and product scene.

ART INSTALLATIONS | Peruse amongst 30+ designer installations for a unique piece to take home from TEDx that speaks to your identity. Items will be for sale.

LIVE PERFORMER | Hailed as one of the best live street performers globally, David Morin, whom you may have heard or seen in various pop-up locations throughout Vancouver, will be gracing us with this presence for two intimate performances on the concourse.

BOOKSTORE | The pop-up bookstore managed by Banyen Books & Sound will allow you to purchase books written by some of the speakers. Additional books will cover topics that will be discussed at TEDx. Pop over to the bookstore pop-up to grab your next favourite read!

PORTMANTEAU | We’ve also partnered with Portmanteau Stereos and Jay DeMerit (TEDxVancouver 2014 Speaker) to bring you sound with a vintage vibe. Portmanteau will be creating an installation wall using their vintage suitcase speakers, adding to the Urban Record Lounge space for people socialize.

We can’t wait for this year’s event. Have more questions? Email us at

See you on Saturday, November 14!

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