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June 27th, 2010

Getting Ready for TEDxOilSpill? Here’s What You Need to Know

With just one day to go before TEDxOilSpill, we’re putting the final preparations in place for what’s shaping up to be a day to remember. Because we’re aiming to completely fill the day with amazing moments, we also need you to be prepared. Here’s what you need to know:

Come Rested

It’s going to be a packed day from sunrise to sunset with only a couple breaks for coffee and lunch. Youʼll be sorry if you miss something because you were too tired to stay focused or awake.

Dress Comfortable

Like we said, it’s a long day. Casual attire is absolutely appropriate and encouraged.

The Theater Will be Completely Full

Pretend it’s a Southwest flight. Please arrive early to secure a seat and also be sure to fill in every last seat. Make lots of friends. Sit in a few different places. You will find that your fellow TEDxOilSpill peers are wonderful people.

Leave Your Computer, Phone, etc. in the Car

We know this is a tough one. But for the sake of the live audience (and the video team that will be recording TEDxOilSpill), we ask that you not use your computers, cell phones, cameras, recording devices, etc. in the auditorium. The clicking of computer keys and glow from your phone is not pleasant to other attendees. Please note that we are serious when we say that all electronic devices must be turned off before you enter the auditorium and remain off while you are seated. Don’t worry, all of the content will be available online following the event!

Your Arrival on Monday Morning

Doors to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre will open at 7:00am and we encourage everyone to arrive well before the 8:30am start time. You must check in with registration upon arrival and retrieve your name badge. Please plan to arrive early enough to find parking. If you are late to TEDxOilSpill, you will not be permitted inside the auditorium until there is a break between speakers.

This day is about exploration – meeting new people, hearing new ideas, experiencing the unexpected. There will be elements that will move you, make you think, bring you to tears, give you chills, make you laugh, and perhaps even offend you. Youʼll love some of it, and might hate some of it. But to have any reaction, youʼve first got to show up on time. Transportation and parking details can be found here.

Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee

If you arrive early enough, you will have time to grab some fruit and coffee before TEDxOilSpill begins promptly at 8:30am. We will have two coffee and tea breaks throughout the day, along with a longer break for lunch, which is being provided thanks to the gracious TEDxOilSpill sponsors.

TEDxOilSpill Schedule on June 28

8:40am Introduction
9:00am Session 1: Observation
11:00am Coffee Break
11:30am Session 2: Oil Science
1:00pm Lunch
2:15pm Session 3: Conservation
4:15pm Coffee Break
4:45pm Session 4: Future of Energy
6:45pm Closing Remarks
7:00pm Reception

Tell Your Friends About the Live Stream!

Know people who are interested in the topics being covered at TEDxOilSpill but can’t make the event? Tell them to tune in to our free live stream at:

Any Questions? Ask Us!

If you need something, just ask us. Our staff and volunteers will be easy to spot with grey TEDxOilSpill t-shirts, and our concierge team will be available all day.

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June 28, 2010
Washington, DC