TEDx events are structured as a series of short, skillfully prepared talks and performances that are idea-focused — and provoke conversations that matter. For our TEDx event in 2010, local community leaders and innovators gathered in Monterey, CA around the theme of “Be the Solution”.
2010 TedxMonterey program printed on plantable paper. Photo courtesy of Ryan Gonzalez.
I created the TEDxMonterey website using WordPress; established social media presences for TEDxMonterey on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr; and designed the PowerPoint slidedeck used by the speakers during the event. I collected slides from speakers prior to the event and combined them into a large PowerPoint presentation to accompany the speakers during their talks. I also developed a variety of print materials including flyers, programs, and a large hanging banner using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. TEDxMonterey was the first zero-waste TEDx event, and thus the programs were printed on plantable paper.
On the day of the event, I was a member of the stage management team and worked the lighting booth in the auditorium where the event was held. Over 400 people participated in the inaugural event, both in person and online. TEDxMonterey featured live audio in eight different languages including Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, French, German, and Korean. Students from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey provided simultaneous interpretation during the event.
After the event, I created a video intro and outro, added the intro and outro to the recorded talks, and uploaded the video files to the official TEDxTalks YouTube channel.
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