For their very first event, the team at TEDxBMSIT wanted to make a splash: They recruited seven speakers and performers to speak on everything from traditional Indian crafts to ten-minute plays and put together a thought-provoking event around the theme, “Hide and Seek.” Below, four things that made the event stand out:
The team at TEDxBMSIT made breakfast a priority — energizing attendees for the day. “[We wanted] to promote the importance of an early morning meal among [the] college community,” says TEDxBMSIT organizer Raashi Saxena. TEDxBMSIT teamed with Banaglore start-up Brekkie to provide a morning meal for everyone — from Brekkie’s fun breakfast cart — and get people talking from the start.
TEDxBMSIT worked with designer Tuman Poddar to develop a design scheme that reflected the playfulness of a game of hide and seek as well as the depth and diversity of their speakers’ ideas. The doodle-filled TEDxBMSIT backdrop acted both as a fun screen for projecting slides and a perfect representation of the event’s theme.
TEDxBMSIT teamed with another local startup — Mystery Box — to provide lunch. Mystery Box takes into account users’ dietary preferences (and allergies) and then delivers a mystery lunch based on this. After a Q&A session with attendees, Mystery Box distributed “mystery” boxed lunches based on the theme of “Hide and Seek.”
How do you distribute letters of thanks and certificates of recognition to TEDx team members when your event theme is “Hide and Seek”? You hide them in an envelope filled with doodles. “[In the doodles] we decided to hide some of our logos,” Saxena says, “allowing it to reflect our theme ‘Hide and Seek’ in the most unique way possible.”