You will receive free meals and drinks, access to the reception after the event, and other perks! Nobody is making money from TEDxMidAtlantic and no speakers have been paid.
We’re ready. Are you?
Dates: Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018
Program Times: 4:00PM to 8PM, Friday. 9AM to 6:30PM, Saturday.
Friday Party: 8PM to 11PM
Saturday Reception: 6:30pm to 8:30PM
Number of speakers and performers: 35+
Number of attendees: 800
Doors to Sidney Harman Hall will open at 3:00PM on Friday and 8AM Saturday, and we encourage everyone to arrive right around that time. You must check in with registration upon arrival and retrieve your name badge. We will have a coat check for you, and members of our concierge team will be available to guide you. Casual attire is absolutely appropriate and encouraged – it’s going to be a long day. Lunch will be served, and we will have multiple coffee and bathroom breaks.
Cell phones must be turned off when inside the auditorium. No cameras or laptops will be allowed, except in the last rows of the balcony, as not to disturb other attendees. If you are late to TEDxMidAtlantic, you will not be permitted inside the auditorium until there is a break between speakers.
Immediately after the final session on Friday, October 19, there will be an evening event that will run from 8pm to 10pm, and includes food, drinks, activities and live music!
On Saturday, October 20, there will be a reception at Sidney Harman Hall immediately following the last session. Make sure you plan to stay and celebrate the end of TEDxMidAtlantic 2018!
We encourage you to take Metro. MARC and Amtrak provide regular service from Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, and offer a student rate.
Sidney Harman Hall is located in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood on F street, one block away from the Gallery Place Metro stop. The Hotel Monaco and Willard InterContinental are two of more than a half-dozen hotels in the neighborhood. There are more than 50 restaurants in Penn Quarter offering a variety of cuisines: French bistro, nouvelle cuisine, Spanish tapas, seafood, Italian, Indian, sushi and contemporary American.
Gallery Pl-Chinatown station on the Red, Yellow and Green Lines: Use the Arena/7th Street exit. Harman Hall is visible one block to your left.
Judiciary Square station on the Red Line: Take the F Street exit to the National Building Museum, turn left and walk 1 1/2 blocks along F Street to 6th Street.
You can find driving directions to Sidney Harman Hall here.
Although we are encouraging everyone to use mass transit, we understand that many of you will need to drive. There are a number of parking garages available for TEDxMidAtlantic attendees within walking distance of Sidney Harman Hall. Click here for parking details.
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F St NW
Washington DC, 20004
We hope to make our TEDx event a leader in environmental responsibility. All of our committees are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint through recycling, offering healthy food, using eco-friendly materials, and much more.
Zero Waste: We want our event to send no waste to our landfills. On the day of the event there will be clearly labeled recycle, compost, and landfill bins located at key traffic points. Volunteers will be available to help TEDx guests to sort their trash.
Healthy Food: Since our event is in late September we are limited to Autumn local, seasonal fare. Wherever possible we are offering these items and skipping the unhealthy ones. This should provide for not only a sustainable event but happy, energetic guests.
Eco–friendly Materials: Reducing is the first step in planning any event. We are reducing our use of materials wherever possible. All of our printed materials will be recycled and we will use post consumer materials if available.