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You will receive free meals and drinks, access to the reception after the event, and other perks! Nobody is making money from TEDxMidAtlantic and no speakers have been paid.

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At a glance

Dates: Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017
Program Times: 5PM to 8PM, Friday. 9AM to 6:30PM, Saturday.
Friday Party: 8PM to 10PM
Saturday Reception: 6:30pm to 8:30PM
Number of speakers and performers: 35+
Number of attendees: 800

Arrival

Doors to Sidney Harman Hall will open at 3PM on Friday and 8AM Saturday, and we encourage everyone to arrive right around that time. You must check in with registration upon arrival and retrieve your name badge. We will have a coat check for you, and members of our concierge team will be available to guide you. Casual attire is absolutely appropriate and encouraged – it’s going to be a long day. Lunch will be served, and we will have multiple coffee and bathroom breaks.
Cell phones must be turned off when inside the auditorium. No cameras or laptops will be allowed, except in the last rows of the balcony, as not to disturb other attendees. If you are late to TEDxMidAtlantic, you will not be permitted inside the auditorium until there is a break between speakers.

Evening Events

Immediately after the final session on Friday, October 27, there will be an evening event that will run from 8pm to 10pm, and includes food, drinks, activities and live music!
On Saturday, October 28, there will be a reception at Sidney Harman Hall immediately following the last session. Make sure you plan to stay and celebrate the end of TEDxMidAtlantic 2017!

Hotels

There are numerous hotels near the Harman Center with very reasonable rates. For a list of hotel partners, click here. We also recommend searching Hotels.com.

Transportation

We encourage you to take Metro. MARC and Amtrak provide regular service from Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, and offer a student rate.
Sidney Harman Hall is located in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood on F street, one block away from the Gallery Place Metro stop. The Hotel Monaco and Willard InterContinental are two of more than a half-dozen hotels in the neighborhood. There are more than 50 restaurants in Penn Quarter offering a variety of cuisines: French bistro, nouvelle cuisine, Spanish tapas, seafood, Italian, Indian, sushi and contemporary American.

Metro

Gallery Pl-Chinatown station on the Red, Yellow and Green Lines: Use the Arena/7th Street exit. Harman Hall is visible one block to your left.
Judiciary Square station on the Red Line: Take the F Street exit to the National Building Museum, turn left and walk 1 1/2 blocks along F Street to 6th Street.
You can find driving directions to Sidney Harman Hall here.

Parking

Although we are encouraging everyone to use mass transit, we understand that many of you will need to drive. There are a number of parking garages available for TEDxMidAtlantic attendees within walking distance of Sidney Harman Hall. Click here for parking details.