Partnerships

A group of committed volunteers is organizing TEDxHickory 2019, an event promoting ideas worth spreading. Our next event will take place on November 23, 2019 at Belk Centrum on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University 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). In 2008, 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 2019. 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.

The first TEDxHickory took place on April 21st , 2012. This event, first of its kind in Hickory, hosted14 remarkable speakers. Their Talks have been viewed thousands of times from people around the world. The huge success of the first TEDxHickory set in motion the decision to hold this event annually. Since 2012, TEDxHickory has hosted approximately 10-12 speakers annually giving talks or performances ranging from 6 to 18 minutes. Our license is limited to the first 100 individuals who sign up to attend.

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. Local members of the community have worked to make TEDxHickory possible

Partnership Packages

“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 reception 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
  • Up to eight tickets to attend the event

“Image-Creators” | $1,500

  • Mention by the TEDxHickory emcee & acknowledgement of partnership during opening remarks
  • Mention at the TEDxHickory reception 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
  • 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 reception 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
  • Up to four tickets to attend the event

“Stimulation-Generators” | $750

  • Mention by the TEDxHickory emcee.
  • 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
  • Up to three 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
  • 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 • T-Shirt Printing

Contact

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