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Joining Instructions

We are delighted that you are coming to join us at TEDxExeter 2017 – welcome!

Here is some information to help you plan for the day.

Please read through all the following details to prepare for coming on 21st April 2017.

These joining instructions cover both the Exeter Northcott Theatre and the Alumni Auditorium livestream.


Exeter Northcott Theatre: Arrivals and Ticket Collection

Registration will open at 8.30am and the programme will start promptly at 9.15am.

Seats are unallocated and the theatre doors will be closed during the speaker’s talks. Therefore, please ensure that you leave plenty of time to arrive at the theatre.

The programme will finish at around 5.15pm.

Please bring your tickets with you on the day and we will exchange your ticket for a wristband. Your wristband should be worn throughout the day and will be printed with information about how to collect your refreshments and lunch during the breaks and give you access to the Great Hall during our breaks.

For those of you who haven’t been sent tickets, you will need to collect your tickets from the box office. We will subsequently register you and give you a wristband.

Alumni Auditorium Livestream: Arrivals and Ticket Collections

Registration will open at 8.30am in The Forum and the programme will start promptly at 9.10am.

Seats are unallocated, and the auditorium doors will be closed during the programme to avoid disruption. Please ensure that you leave plenty of time to arrive at the venue.

The programme will finish at around 5.15pm.

If you have received tickets, we will exchange your ticket for a wristband as you arrive. Your wristband should be worn throughout the day and will be printed with information about how to collect your refreshments and lunch during the breaks.

For those who haven’t been sent tickets, you need to collect your tickets in the morning at the temporary box office in the Forum.

There is no need for you to go to the Northcott Theatre if you have a ticket for the Alumni Auditorium livestream. You will then be registered and given your wristband.


Travel and parking

We strongly recommend that you arrive at the venue by foot, bike, bus or taxi as parking on site is extremely limited.

The Exeter Northcott Theatre and The Forum are situated on Stocker Road, on the Streatham Campus of the University of Exeter.

Full directions to the Streatham Campus are here, including a pdf of detailed directions by car. Please ignore the information given on the Exeter Northcott Theatre website, as it applies to evening events only.

There are a few disabled parking spaces near the Theatre. If you require disabled parking, please contact us.

Visitor car parking on the Streatham Campus is in Car Parks A and B, which are some distance from the venues. Visitors must have a valid pay and display ticket or a daily parking permit provided by the University. There are ticket machines in the car parks. Please assume that you will need to leave plenty of time for parking and walking to the venue.

A map of the campus shows the location of bus stops, which are much closer than the car parks.

Additional pay and display parking nearby can be found at:

  • Isca Place Car Park
  • Prince of Wales Road
  • Streatham Drive/Campus roads – £3.60 for more than 4 hours
  • The Squash Club – £3.00 all day

Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided in Great Hall and adjoining Terrace Restaurant during morning, lunch and afternoon breaks. Both audiences from the Northcott Theatre and the Alumni Auditorium will come together during the breaks.

A number will be printed on your wristband which corresponds to a refreshment station in the Great Hall and Terrace. Please collect your coffee or lunch from this point. Maps will be provided on the day and our volunteers will be delighted to help you. Our menu is vegetarian. If you require a gluten free or vegan lunch then please ask a volunteer.

We have a limited number of chairs and tables: please be aware of those who are in need of them.

There will be no refreshments provided during registration, but coffee should be available on the piazza outside the Northcott, in the Northcott bar, or in the Forum and INTO Building nearby.


In the Great Hall and Terraces

Lunch and other refreshments will be provided in the Great Hall and Terrace along with our sponsor stands, speaker area, experiences and bookshop.

Please say hello to our sponsors, who have done so much to support the event. There will also be a number of NGO, activist stands and TEDxExeter experiences, which we hope you will support and enjoy.

We hope that many of the speakers will spend some time in the area near the bookshop, so you will be able to connect with them… and don’t forget to buy their books!


Social Media

We ask that those attending the event in the Northcott Theatre don’t use any technology or devices during the talks.

The use of devices can be distracting for the speakers and performers, interfere with filming of the talks, and be very disturbing for other delegates sitting near you. Please ensure that all your devices are turned off when you are in the theatre.

If you are attending the Livestream event in the Alumni Auditorium, you are welcome to use technology and devices considerately during the talks. Please ensure that all devices are in silent mode and make the most of the breaks and lunchtime to share your thoughts online.

Please do tweet and share your experiences of the day. We will have a live Tweet desk in the Great Hall during breaks and lunchtime.

Please follow @TEDxExeter and tweet about the event using #TEDxExeter. We are also on Facebook.

All the talks from the day will be made available online at the end of May 2017; we’ll let you know the via our mailings.

Lastly, we’d recommend reading this informative blog titled, “11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Attending My First TEDx Event”