Start 2016 off right: 5 resources for crafting great TEDx event design

TEDxReykjavík's 2015 stage

TEDxReykjavík’s 2015 stage

In 2015, TEDx teams around the world put on thousands of showstopping events, events that highlighted the creativity, ingenuity, resourcefulness and energy of their hometowns and cities as well as the global TEDx community. There were mind-changing talks, intriguing discussion, challenging questions — paired with things like environmentally-conscious meals, local art, tech demos, social media campaigns and more.

To inspire you in the new year, we’re pulling together some of our favorite content from 2015 to kickstart ideas for TEDx in 2016:

1.  TEDxRíodelaPlata’s comic book event program. For their 2015 event, the team at TEDxRíodelaPlata created a mini comic book in their event program. And then, to outdo themselves, the team also included wearable 3D glasses in every program to make the text come alive. Maybe your event needs a comic book. Read more.

2. Tips for greening your event. There’s a million ways you can cut down on your event’s carbon footprint. We’ve collected some great ones, collected from veteran TEDx events. Read more.

3. TEDxVicenza’s venue light show. If you want to go big this year, you can get some ideas from TEDxVicenza’s massive light projection show. Read more.

 TEDxVicenza’s 2015 digital projection finale (Photo: TEDxVicenza)

TEDxVicenza’s 2015 digital projection finale (Photo: TEDxVicenza)

4. Designing a great stage that won’t break your budget. Want a great stage but don’t have tons of resources? Grab inspiration from these events who got creative with their stage design. Read more.

5. TEDxJakarta and TEDxLIUSanaa’s experiments with animation. See how two events used animation to make their event design really memorable. Read more.

All nine TEDxJakarta speaker portraits  (Photo: Behance)

TEDxJakarta speaker portraits (Photo: Behance)

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