We’re ready. Are you?
Thank you for registering to attend TEDxMidAtlantic. We are so excited to see you on October 26–27th, and we’ve prepared a helpful guide so you can get the most out of this incredible experience.
Dates: October 26 and October 27, 2012
Times: 9:30AM to 6PM, both days. Doors open at 8:00 AM.
Number of speakers: TBA
Number of attendees: 775
Doors to Sidney Harman Hall will open at 8:00am and we encourage everyone to arrive well before the 9:30AM start 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F St NW
Washington DC, 20059
We hope to make our TEDx event a leader in environmental responsibility. All of our committees are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint through recycling, offering healthy food, using eco-friendly materials, and much more.
Zero Waste: We want our event to send no waste to our landfills. On the day of the event there will be clearly labeled recycle, compost, and landfill bins located at key traffic points. Volunteers will be available to help TEDx guests to sort their trash.
Healthy Food: Since our event is in early November we are limited to late Autumn local, seasonal fare. Wherever possible we are offering these items and skipping the unhealthy ones. This should provide for not only a sustainable event but happy, energetic guests.
Eco–friendly Materials: Reducing is the first step in planning any event. We are reducing our use of materials wherever possible. At lunch our attendees will be served on ceramic materials which are then washed and reused. During our breaks we will be offering eco-friendly bio-degradable materials that will be recycled or composted. All of our printed materials will be recycled and we will use post consumer materials if available.