Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am (here!) — we are excited to have more tickets than ever before available to our community. We thought we’d take a moment to reflect on everything included in a TEDxPortsmouth ticket.

A full day of incredible talks

We’ve got 15 impressive speakers this year, each contributing to what just might be our most wide-ranging topical journey yet! They’re all bringing their unique expertise to this year’s TEDxPortsmouth theme “That was Then.” From inventors to adventurers, scientists to activists, our experts have been working for months on what they’ll present to you in four insight-packed sessions.

Networking with community leaders

Our TEDx audience is filled with the change makers, innovators, business leaders, arts advocates, rising students and leaders across all sectors that comprise our Seacoast community. We kick off the day with a networking and registration hour, offer morning and afternoon breaks, a lunch hour and wrap it all up with an after-party — all at which you can connect with your neighbors around the ideas being shared from stage.

Inspiring performances and TED Talk videos

TEDx events are curated thoughtfully to be a multidisciplinary full-day program. So in addition to our 15 TEDx speakers, we’ve got some surprise performances that we are really excited for you to experience! TEDx events also must show a selection of TED Talks. The ones we select for our program help us weave together some of the world’s most compelling ideas alongside our live speakers’ talks from the stage.

Food, not just for thought

We provide lunch to all TEDx attendees, including a selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. We also offer refreshments during the morning registration and networking hour, morning break and afternoon break. We’ll have a local barista on hand to make custom espresso bar orders and, of course, coffee and tea all day. At the end of the day, your TEDx ticket is also your pass to our after party! You’ll find out more then… we don’t want to give everything away!

Unexpected ideas and connections

TEDxPortsmouth is a volunteer-run event, going into our 6th year. We do this each year because we have seen how impactful this day is for folks who attend. The magic that happens when people from all walks of our community come together out of a passion for great ideas, and collide with ideas from experts in industries you may never think about is a powerful experience. Ask someone who’s been to one of our events or another TED or TEDx event — it’s hard to explain. How about you come see for yourself this year?

Got more questions about tickets? Check our 2018 ticketing information.

See you Friday, September 7th!

We’re so excited to for all that we have in store for you at this year’s event — we hope you can join us!