Town Hall, Bhilwara, India

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

2. Our Mission: Spread ideas

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long. In fact, everything we do — from our TED Talk videos to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas? TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.

3. What is TEDx?

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.

4. When and where will TEDxBhilwara take place this year?

The 3rd annual TEDxBhilwara will be held at Town Hall, Bhilwara on July 24 th , 2016.

5. When will the event start?

The event will start at 10am sharp. The gates will be closed 5 minutes prior to the inception. Hence, the attendees are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes before for registration purposes.

6. What’s the dress code?

No shoes, no shirt. No service! There really isn’t a dress code, except that pretty much no one wears ties at TED or TEDx events. Jeans are great and attire slightly dressier works too. Personal expressions of style are welcome and encouraged. We ask that you refrain from wearing tall hats since it will block the view of the person in front of you.

7. Who runs TEDxBhilwara?

TEDxBhilwara is planned, organized and executed by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers.

8. Are you employed by TED?

No. While we operate under a license from TED, TEDxBhilwara is a volunteer-based organization. The organizers and other volunteers donate their time to bring TEDxBhilwara events to our community.

9. How do you choose who gets to attend?

A TEDxBhilwara audience is unlike any other – a mix of everyone from interns to executives, students to retirees, accountants to artists. We aim to represent everyone from all stages of their career.

10. I have a great idea, and my friend has one too. Can I suggest a speaker?

The speaker program for TEDxBhilwara this year has been finalized and will be announced soon. If you’d like to suggest a speaker for TEDxBhilwara next year, contact us with more information.

11. What is the official language at the TEDxBhilwara conference?

TEDx Bhilwara 2016 will be held in English. There may be some talks in Hindi. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

12. How much does the ticket cost for TEDxBhilwara?

13. Can anyone attend TEDxBhilwara as a member of the audience? Where can

I buy a ticket to attend the conference? If you are interested in becoming a delegate with us in 2016, sign up for our newsletter to be updated when opportunities become available.

14. Why is there a fee to attend TEDxBhilwara?

TEDxBhilwara is a nonprofit organization. Our event is run solely by a team of dedicated volunteers, and money collected from ticket fees is allocated back to the conference to support costs for venue, operations, food & after party. Charging a fee means that TEDxBhilwara can become a more self-sufficient organization, ensuring that TEDxBhilwara programming and events can be sustained into the future and that we can continue to reach new and broader audiences.

15. I am a member of the media. How do I obtain a media pass?

There are only a limited number of media passes available for the conference. For any inquiries, please contact info@tedxbhilwara.com  16. Can I take a break then return to my seat? While attendees are expected to stay for the entire event, we understand that you may need to step out of the theater at some point. Those who step out will only be allowed back into the theater in between talks. There will be an intermission halfway through the program.

17. Can I select my seat in advance?

Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. We will encourage our audience to sit by new people each session to optimize the opportunities to meet others. All seats have great views.  

18. Can I arrive late to the event or leave early?

In order to respect our speakers and performers, we will close doors 5 minutes after the beginning of each block, and will allow entrance only after the block is over.

19. How can my company get involved as a partner or sponsor of

TEDxBhilwara? We’d love to talk about a possible sponsorship. Please contact Harsh Agarwal, Curator & Licensee with all sponsorship or partnership inquiries. Harsh can be contacted at harsh@tedxbhilwara.com

20. Other questions?

Contact info@tedxbhilwara.com with any questions and we’ll get back to you.