In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
How can you get involved?
Sponsorships come in many forms and various levels. Sponsor benefits are tailored to your goals and our audience, including brand activation at the event and through broadcasts worldwide. All sponsors will have the following at a minimum:
Other ways to get involved
Experience Sponsor - $10 increments
Do you want the youth in your community to experience this TEDx event? Buy a block of tickets that we will donate to the school or organization of your choice for them to distribute to their students. This can be anonymous or not at your discretion.
Vendor Sponsor $50
Limited budget? Got something to sell or share with our TEDxYouth@Erie audience? For a $50 donation you can still reach thought leaders in the community. Set up a product display, a store, sampling station, or other creative feature in the lobby of the Little Theater. We would ask for a 10% commission for any sales made during the TEDxYouth@Erie event. (Subject to size and space limitations. Contact TEDxYouth@Erie for more details.)
Awareness Sponsor (in-kind sponsorship)
We need services to make this event happen. This is a win-win for small companies looking to showcase what they can do. Bartering will be accepted as a means for local companies to grow their businesses. TEDxYouth@Erie enters into this type of partnership with the hope that the partner will one day grow up to be a "local hero"!
Contact TEDxYouth@Erie to see how you can contribute.
TEDxYouth@Erie will work on a case-by-case basis to provide recognition for Awareness Sponsors. In general, in-kind contributions are valued 2:1 as compared to cash donations.
TEDxYouth@Erie and TEDxErie are all volunteer groups working under the fiscal sponsorship of the Erie Art Museum. All donations to TEDxErie and TEDxYouth@Erie are tax deductible.
Checks should be made out to “The Erie Art Museum” and specify “TEDxErie” or “TEDxYouth@Erie” in the memo line.
You may mail your checks to:
℅ Jonathan D’Silva
900 State Street
Erie, PA 16501