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Partnerships

A group of committed volunteers is organizing TEDxHickory 2016, an event promoting ideas worth spreading. Our next event will take place in August 20th, 2016 at the The SALT Block in Hickory, North Carolina.

The TED conference is a yearly gathering of people passionate about the power of ideas. Thinkers and storytellers explain their passion to a captivated audience and all talks are recorded and made available for free online. TEDTalks range in topic from the philosophy of happiness, to solutions to the global energy crisis, to education reform, to musical, poetic and dance performances. (See more at www.ted.com) Six years ago, TED started a program called TEDx. A TEDx event is a licensed program that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. With the advent of TEDx events, audiences around the world have been gathering for deep discussion about ideas. TEDxHickory is returning to the area in 2015. This event cannot happen without the help of supporting partners and organizations. By becoming a TEDxHickory partner your organization would be helping foster engaging, dynamic discussion across a vibrant group of participants.

A look back at TEDxHickory 2012: “Doers and Makers”
TEDxHickory 2012 took place on April 21st, 2012. This event, first of its kind in Hickory, exceeded everyone’s expectations. Registration filled up within days, and a great crowd joined us at The SALT Block Auditorium near Downtown Hickory to hear 14 fabulous speakers. In addition, all attendees enjoyed a nice lunch in the adjoining Hickory Museum of Art, followed by a post-lunch musical performance. Most of the presentations were posted to the TEDx YouTube channel, where they have been viewed thousands of times from people around the world.

  • Approx 12 speakers, giving talks or performances ranging from 6 to 18 minutes
  • A network of people watching online and partaking in a larger discussion
  • Approx 150-200 attendees an equal mix of thinkers, makers, and “doer’s”.
  • Sponsors providing in-kind donations or financial support for the event

Who is involved with TEDxHickory: The TED Conference provides general guidance for the independent TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including the one being held in Hickory, are self-organized. The local members of the Media & Tech Guild of Catawba Valley have worked to make TEDxHickory possible.

TEDxHickory 2016 Partnership Packages

TEDxHickory_2012_Photo1“Idea-Makers” | $2,000

  • Logo featured on the YouTube videos of this year’s speakers, submitted to the TEDx channel and available for viewing around the world after the event is complete
  • Mention by the TEDxHickory emcee & acknowledgement of partnership during opening remarks
  • Mention at the TEDxHickory “after party” announcements
  • Opportunity to place item in gift bag provided to all attendees
  • Large logo featured on the TEDxHickory web site
  • Large logo featured on the TEDxHickory day program, given to all attendees
  • Large logo featured on signage at the TEDxHickory “after party” that evening
  • Up to six tickets to attend the event

“Inspiration-Builders” | $1,000

  • Mention by the TEDxHickory emcee & acknowledgement of partnership during opening remarks
  • Mention at the TEDxHickory “after party” announcements
  • Opportunity to place item in gift bag provided to all attendees
  • Medium logo featured on the TEDxHickory web site
  • Medium logo featured on the TEDxHickory day program, given to all attendees
  • Medium logo featured on signage at the TEDxHickory “after party” that evening
  • Up to four tickets to attend the event

“Innovation-Sparkers” | $500

  • Small logo featured on the TEDxHickory web site
  • Small logo featured on the TEDxHickory day program, given to all attendees
  • Small logo featured on signage at the TEDxHickory “after party” that evening
  • Up to two tickets to attend the event

Please note that if you are interested in an arrangement that is not listed, we would be more than happy to tailor something exclusive to your needs.

In-kind Sponsorship

In addition to cash sponsorships, there are numerous ways you can participate through in kind donations. Below are some areas we have identified but the range of possibilities is wide-open. We will customize benefits packages based on the relative value of the in-kind gift.

Catering (Lunch / Snacks) • Beverages (Non-alcoholic drinks) • Printing • Photography &
Videography • Goody Bag Items • T-Shirt Printing

Contact

Hani Nassar
Sponsorship Coordinator
Email: hmnassar@gmail.com
Tel.: 828-234-6330