How You Can Help
TEDxNewy is looking for reliable, diligent, can-do volunteers to assist on the day of the event 12 November 2011 and some assistance the day prior (11 November) during bump-in.
Areas of involvement include:
+ Registration & Breaks
- Collating attendee program w name labels and attaching lanyards (day before, 2hrs)
- Packing attendee bags (day before, 2 hrs) – Marking off attendee names during registration (day of, 7.30am to 10am)
- Distribution of program and bags to attendees (day of, 7.30am to 10am)
- Take delivery of catered meals (day of, 10am, 12pm & 3pm)
- Set up of green room for breaks (day of, 10am, 12pm & 3pm) – Tidy up after breaks (day of, 11am, 2pm & 4pm)
- Herd attendees into auditorium in time for sessions start times (day of, 9am, 11am, 2pm & 4pm)
- Indicate spare seats in auditorium to ensure timely seating of guests
- Guide guests to green room for breaks (day of 10.30am, 12.30pm, & 3.30pm)
- Answer guest questions i.e. location of restrooms, charging stations, handicap, etc (day of)
- Assist with meal breaks as required (day of, 10am, 12pm & 3pm)
+ Speaker Runners
- Collect speakers as they arrive and intro to Speaker Liaison (day of, 8am)
- Assist the Speaker Liaisons w any speaker requests (day of)
- Ensure speakers receive meals at breaks (day of 10.30am, 12.30pm, & 3.30pm)
- Assist with bump-out (day of from 5.30pm)
+ Stage Runners
- Assist Stage Director / AV Directors w any requests (day prior, afternoon & day of)
- Assist with bump out (day-of from 5.30pm)
+ Overflow Venue x 4
- Located at Mulubinba Room, City Hall for live webstream of TEDxNewy (day of)
- Ensure members of the public know what to expect / the day’s schedule
- Troubleshoot any tech issues w webstream Keep members of the public informed and in control
Whatʼs In It For You?
+ Knowing you are part of the international phenomenon that is TEDx
+ Helping share ideas worth spreading
+ Gaining valuable work experience in event management
+ A free volunteers TEDxNewy t-shirt
+ A free lunch (plus morning and afternoon tea)
Wow! A Free T-shirt? How Do I Get In On This?
Email event orgnainser Siobhan Curran (siobhancurran [at] mac [dot] com) by Monday 31 October with the following details:
+ Contact Number
+ Area youʼd like to assist
+ Details of any relevant experience you may have
Speaker biographies with a one sentence description of what their talk is about is now available for viewing. Please click on the ‘Speakers’ tab above.
The final schedule for the day will be released next week.
There are a small number of tickets available for a Round 2 offer. The remaining people who registered for a seat will be eligible to purchase tickets from 9am tomorrow, Monday 24 October. Please keep an eye on your inbox (or spam folder as the case may be) from 9am for your e-invite. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, so I recommend you don’t delay your purchase to ensure you secure a seat. Tickets are $60 each including booking fee, morning and afternoon tea.
Confirmed speakers and performers include:
+ Dr John Aitken, Laureate professor specialising in reproductive biology
+ Conor Ashleigh, visual storyteller
+ Julie Baird, deputy director of Newcastle Museum
+ Gerry Bobsien, writer, surfer and reluctant ballet mother
+ Dr Bernie Curran, all-round academic questioning the balance of culture
+ Mark Jackson, community musician and ringleader of Newcastle’s ukulele orchestras
+ Sarita Koushik, recently graduated speech pathologist
+ Dr David Lubans, researcher promoting healthy resilience amongst youngsters
+ Liz Mullinar, ex-casting agent turned advocate for survivors of childhood abuse
+ Dave Robertson & Silas Moss (The Naked Runners), changing the world one stride at a time
+ Dr Peter Saul, senior intensive care specialist at John Hunter Hospital
+ Tim Silverwood, environmentalist fresh from a visit to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
+ Jason van Genderen, award-winning film maker
+ Marcus Westbury, producer of some of Australia’s more innovative and unconventional cultural events
The final schedule for the day will be confirmed early November.
If you’ve missed out on registering and securing a seat at The Playhouse on November 12, there will be an Overflow Event at the Mulubinba Room at City Hall where the webstream will be broadcast live. Bring your friends along to listen to the talks as they happen with like-minded TED fans. More details to come in the next couple of weeks.
Round 1 TEDxNewy ticket invites will be distributed this afternoon, so please check your spam folders just in case. There is a ticket price of $60 which will include morning and afternoon tea. The final schedule for the day will be confirmed early November.
If you haven’t received an e-invite today there may be a second round ticket invite distributed week commencing 24 October, if we have received any declines from the first round offer. I must stress however that any seats that may be available will be very limited. We’ll keep you updated here on the homepage and via our Facebook page and Twitter.
Selecting attendees has been an extremely difficult process as there were many more applications than seats available. I’d hate anyone to miss out on the day, which is why there will be an Overflow Event at the Mulinbinba Room at City Hall where the webstream will be broadcast live. Bring your friends along to listen to the talks as they happen with like-minded TED fans. More details to come in the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, thank you for your patience and support.
Thank you to all the people who applied to attend TEDxNewy. We have been overwhelmed by the interest which has resulted in many more applicants than we can accommodate.
We’ll be in touch with those applicants that have been successful in securing a seat with further details via email later this week. We are in the process of determining if a ticket price will be charged. We’re doing all we can to avoid it, but with less than five weeks to the event, a final decision will be made in the next few days.
In the meantime a little teaser…