TedxNavesink Makers is right around the corner. And before you know it, you’ll be sitting in Pollak Theatre eagerly waiting for the first speaker to kick off a day of learning new things, meeting new people and finding inspiration. This may be the first TEDx event you are attending or maybe your second or third. Either way, you’ll want to make sure this is your best TEDx event yet. What do you need to know? What should you expect? Check out the following tips to prepare yourself and be guaranteed an unforgettable TEDxNavesink experience!

  1. Get to know the speakers beforehand.Our writers work hard to produce blog pieces about our speakers for a reason — to introduce them and their talks to the audience before you take your seat on April 9. So, go to our blog, read up on the speakers, and remember to check out all of the team members who made this event possible!
  2. Bring a friend. You will be introduced to variety of new ideas. Bring a friend, spouse, or family member with you to discuss, disagree, and chew over all the talks you’ll be hearing.
  3. Download our App. Curious about the lineup for event day? With the Eventdex mobile app you’ll have the schedule for the event right at your fingertips before you even arrive. This handy app has the speaker line-up, social media links, and much more!
  4. Bring business cards.TedxNavesink is the largest Tedx conferences on the East Coast. Why not use this as an opportunity to meet new people and network? Bring some business cards!
  5. Arrive early and know where you are going. Makers is Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m. in Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University. If you aren’t sure how to get there, click here for a map of the campus. (Tip: the best way to get to the correct parking lot for Pollak Hall is Monmouth University’s entrance off of Norwood Avenue). Once you arrive at Pollak Theatre, you will need to check in and get your badge. The venue opens at 8 a.m. so don’t show up a minute before the event is supposed to start and get stuck waiting in the check in line. And Booskerdoo will be providing free coffee so that’s one less thing to worry about in the morning!
  6. Visit the Makers Gallery. In addition to the inspiring talks, the Makers Gallery will be held alongside the TEDxNavesink Makers in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center. It will showcase revolutionary inventions and ideas, up close and personal like a wooden bicycle, a glove box that simulates air pressure in an astronaut’s suit glove and many more innovative creations. So make sure to visit the gallery!
  7. Get the conversation started.TED is all about sharing ideas and this sharing starts before the event and continues long after. Start a conversation. What speakers are you most excited for? What do you hope to learn? Share these thoughts with your friends and on your social media accounts.  Start a conversation with TEDxNavesink whether it is on TwitterFacebookInstagram or LinkedIn.
  8. Use #TEDxNavesink in your posts. Let’s be real. On event day, you probably won’t be able contain your excitement and you’ll want to share the event with the world of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Post away, but don’t forget to tag #TEDxNavesink in your posts. And remember to interact with us! We’ll be live tweeting, posting, and snapchatting all day. So follow us on Facebook and Snapchat (TEDxNavesink) and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram (@TedxNavesink).
  9. With that being said, make sure your phone is charged. It would be such a shame to show up on event day with only 20 percent battery on your phone. How will you take pictures? How will you post to Facebook and Twitter? Make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave the house.
  10. Be ready to have a fantastic day. There is a reason that TED Talks rack up thousands, even millions of views on YouTube. They are inspiring and they’re a quick and easy way to learn about a wide variety of topics. And you get to be part of the TEDx experience. So be ready to have an inspiring idea filled day!

We can’t wait to see you on April 9! If you have any further questions about the day of, connect with us by following this link. And if you haven’t bought your ticket yet, get yours today!

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