At a TEDx event, name badges help attendees start conversations, make connections, and, often, share a bit about themselves. Below, five out of the ordinary TEDx name badges to inspire organizers of any event:
1. TEDxSunnyvale’s wooden nametags
Time, lasers and cherry wood were just some elements that went into the making of TEDxSunnyvale’s super cool laser-etched wooden nametags. Personalized with each attendee’s name, the event’s program and as well as custom artwork, the badges brought something special to the often-boring “getting to know you” process, and — according to organizers — smelled wonderful. See more photos of the badges here.
3. TEDxLansing’s thought-provoking design
TEDxLansing‘s badges, conceived by designer Gaukhar Nurseitova, presented attendees with a question: “What inspires you?” Answers were written on the badge and prompted conversation between strangers.
4. TEDxVancouver’s origami spaceships
Designer Juan Martinezguerra made TEDxVancouver‘s badges interactive by including instructions on how to turn the name badge into a mini spaceship. Read more about the design here.
5. TEDxBoulder’s multifaceted badges
Letterpress studio Good Apples, Boulder designed a name badge for TEDxBoulder that served as program, necklace, and was selected for the Communication Arts Design Annual that year.