TEDxVancouver 2012: CONFLUENCE Frequently Asked Questions

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June 26th, 2013

To help you get the most from your TEDxVancouver 2012: CONFLUENCE experience, we’ve created a list of the most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please contact us at info@localhost.tedxvancouver.com:

1. What are the event details?
TEDxVancouver 2012: CONFLUENCE will take place on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the historic Orpheum Theatre at 884 Granville Street, Vancouver B.C., V6Z 1K3. The complete Event Schedule can be found here.

1. How do I get a ticket?
There are two ways to get a ticket: be invited by a key influencer, or sign up for the wait list and be sponsored by someone who has already purchased a ticket.

2. How much is a ticket?
Tickets are $99 plus taxes and service fee. The TEDxVancouver 2012: CONFLUENCE ticket includes a single admission at the Orpheum Theatre to hear world-class speakers, food, entertainment, after-party and the TEDx experience of a lifetime.

3. Can I purchase additional tickets?
If you wish to purchase additional tickets you will need to use an alternative email address and sign up for the wait list, or email info@localhost.tedxvancouver.com to request an exception.

4. What method of payment does TEDxVancouver 2012 accept?
TEDxVancouver 2012 ticket payment system accepts VISA only.

5. My exclusive offer to register expired. How do I get a ticket?
Please contact info@localhost.tedxvancouver.com to get on the next wave of email invites.

6. I’ve signed-up on the Wait List to register. When will I get to register?
Your invite to register will arrive within the week. If it hasn’t yet arrived, please emailinfo@localhost.tedxvancouver.com.

7. How does sponsoring someone on the Wait List work?
In the spirit of Confluence and as part of the process of buying a ticket, you have the option of inviting a personal connection to register or sponsoring someone on the Wait List. In the next wave of email invites, one person on the Wait List will receive an email to register. You are their connection to the event.

8. The guest(s) I invited haven’t received an invite to register yet. When will they get to register?
Invitations to register are sent out on a weekly basis. Your guests will receive their priority invite to register within a week of your invite.

9. I purchased a ticket but didn’t receive an email confirming my registration. How do I confirm I’m registered?
You will receive a TEDxVancouver 2012 receipt as confirmation that you’ve registered. Please first check your junk folder to ensure this email didn’t get re-routed. If you don’t have a record, please email us at info@localhost.tedxvancouver.com and we will re-send your email receipt.

10. I was charged twice for my ticket. How do I get a refund?
Please email info@localhost.tedxvancouver.com to get any erroneous ticket purchases reimbursed.

11. I purchased a ticket but now I’m unable to attend the event. What can I do?
Sorry you’re unable to join us at TEDxVancouver this year. Unfortunately, we are now unable to issue refunds. If you have concerns, please email info@localhost.tedxvancouver.com.

12. What do I need to bring on event day to collect my ticket?
Print a copy of your receipt and bring photo ID to claim your ticket on event day. If you do not have a copy of your receipt, please bring two pieces of photo ID.

13. Is there a specific seating arrangement?
It is general seating so you can sit next to whomever you wish.

14. How can I volunteer for TEDxVancouver 2012?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering TEDxVancouver 2012! We are in the process of ramping up our volunteer database so please email info@localhost.tedxvancouver.com with your resume and how you would like to help on Event day.

15. How do I nominate a speaker?
Speaker nominations are closed for 2012. If you have a speaker in mind for 2013, email us atinfo@localhost.tedxvancouver.com with an introduction to the individual, what ideas they would bring to TEDxVancouver and why you would like to hear them speak.

16. What is Confluence?
In geographical terms, confluence is the meeting and coming together of two bodies of water, merging and ultimately creating a stronger flow. Humanity is currently in a global state of confluence with our natural environment, our own sociobiology and progressive modern technology. Scientific research, social media and the collaborative development of international minds are propelling our collective awareness as a species to a new level.

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