YES! You can attend TEDxYDL even if you don’t have a ticket.
We will seat as many people as can fit in the theater, and will host a livestream in the overflow room next door. Everyone is invited to the after-party immediately following the event!
All advance-seating tickets are reserved. If you are on the wait list, you’ll be notified if an advance ticket opens up. Advance tickets entitle you to a guaranteed seat if you arrive by 6:50pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
The biggest ideas and best stories from around Ypsilanti.
TEDxYDL is an independently organized event created in TED’s spirit of spreading ideas.
* Advance-seating tickets are free and entitle you to a guaranteed seat until 6:50pm. At 6:50, seating will be opened to anyone in line.
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What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxYDL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYDL event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
What is TEDxYDL?
Now in its third year, TEDxYDL celebrates the biggest ideas, stories, and change-makers of the Ypsilanti area. The event is spearheaded by the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) with the support of nonprofit partners including Eastern Michigan University and—new in 2018—Riverside Arts Center.