So, you have your seat for TEDxLSU, now what? First thing's first: get EXCITED! Second, plan your day appropriately. Here are all the details you'll need to do just that:
ARRIVAL: Be an early bird...they get the worm (or in this case the awesome t-shirt!). Arrive at the LSU Union at Noon for a smooth check-in.
PARKING: LSU has open parking on the weekends, so there will be plenty of spots across campus. Just remember to follow standard restrictions on handicap and fire zone spaces. After you are parked, head to the Union main entrance on Veterans Drive where TEDx volunteers will point you to the check-in station. If you need an accessible entrance, approach the Union from the Tower Drive side as this will put you closest to the elevators. **There are several events happening on campus Saturday, so please give yourself plenty of time to park and get to the Union.
CHECK-IN: Bring your printed ticket with you for a speedy check-in. If you purchased a student or educator ticket, remember to bring your school ID.
CREDENTIALS: At check-in, you'll receive your TEDx participant credentials. This is your access pass into the Theater and the After Party so keep it on you at all times and don't lose it. It's a mega badge on a lanyard so there's really no excuse!
TIMING: Check-in begins at Noon and the theater doors will close promptly at 1:15p. There will be a 50 minute brain break (that's TED-speak for intermission) around 2:45p, then the second session will commence. All Talks will wrap by 5:00p and the After Party will begin right after just a hop down Nicholson at Tin Roof Brewery.
SUSTENANCE: Before you head to TEDx, take in an early lunch, then we'll keep you hydrated throughout the day with complimentary tea, lemonade, and water. You'll have a granola bar in your TEDx bag and we'll also have apples, oranges and bananas to snack on. You can find additional goodness at Smoothie King inside the Union, but just be sure to finish it up before the show. Food and drinks are not allowed inside the Theater. At the After Party, there will be food trucks for all, plus tasty brews for those 21+.
SEATING: It's general admission, but have no fear, there isn't a bad seat in the house. You must check-in and be in your seat by 1:15p. TEDx is a live video-recorded production, so latecomers will have to wait outside the Theater until the cameras pause.
INTERACTION: You're coming to see the Talks, we know, but at TEDx you're not just an attendee, you're a participant! So use your time before the show and during the break to meet some new friends and to hop on social media with us! #TEDxLSU
THE SHOW: Inside the Theater, you and 1,000 of your closest friends will be part of a live, video-recorded production. For this reason, we kindly ask you to silence your phones, turn off your flash, and applaud your 2019 speakers with gusto!
AFTER PARTY: If you have a ticket to TEDx, you have a ticket to the After Party just down the street at Tin Roof Brewery! All ages are welcome, but you must be 21+ to drink. There will be some sweet tunes, a live art exhibition, food trucks, spirited conversation, and tasty brews. Your participant credentials are your access pass to the After Party so be sure to keep them on.
Still have questions? Shoot us an email and we'll help you out.