Below you will find information on the expected agenda, ticketing and event day.


When is the agenda finalized?
We don’t have a set agenda for the day until two weeks before the event. Due to the nature of finalizing our speakers – they are still going through coaching and have a final audition two weeks before the event – we don’t create a schedule for the day until after final auditions.
What is the expected agenda for the day?
  • 8:30 am: Registration starts. Coffee will also be available then.
  • 9:30 am: Theater doors open. No food or drink is allowed in the theater
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Talks begin. Seating is General Admission/Open Seating
  • Lunch is usually around noon and for about an hour. Make the most of it and meet some new people.
  • 1:00 pm: Talks resume
  • 3:00 pm: Talks conclude and Speaker Panel begins. It’s awesome and you’ll want to plan on staying for it.
  • 4:00 pm: Panel concludes and After Party begins.

Ticketing Info

When do tickets go on sale?
A limited amount will go on sale at our Kick-Off Party. Once those are sold out, the rest go on sale approximately 6 weeks before the event.
How much are tickets
Early Bird tickets are $15 off the regular price. Regular price tickets range from $35-50 per person depending on where seating is located. We strive to keep ticket prices for everyone down. There is no padding on the ticket price, therefore, we do not offer any discount (sorry students).
Are tickets refundable?
Yes, until 7 days before the event. If you are outside of that time, you can request a refund directly through Eventbrite. Here are the instructions. Otherwise, please email us.
Are tickets transferable?
Yes, tickets are transferable.  You can go directly to Eventbrite, sign in to your account and edit the attendee name on a ticket. If you have any problems, you can email us and we’ll update the ticket.
Do I need to print my ticket?
No, save a tree and printer hassle.  All TEDxCharlotte tickets are electronic.  Just bring yourself and your ID and we’ll do the rest.
Does each attendee have to have a ticket?
Yes. Every attendee must have a ticket.


Do you Livestream the event?
Yes, there is a livestream of the event. We get the URL the day before the event and will post it on our website. If you’d like to host a streaming party, email us.
Where do I park?
Parking is FREE in all CPCC Parking Decks. Deck 4 is next to the Overcash building. There will be signs to help wayfinding and we will send you a parking map as we get closer to the event. CPCC also has street parking and accessible public transit.
Does my ticket include lunch?
Yes! It also includes coffee throughout the day.
How do I get my t-shirt?
You can pre-order them with your ticket or purchase the day of the event. Keep in mind we have a limited amount on the day of the event and they usually sell out by lunch. While we can take credit cards, we love cash as much as the next guy!
Is there an After Party?
Traditionally, yes, we’ll find a place to gather, talk about the day and socialize. It is usually within walking distance of the venue.
Can anyone enter the event?
Only ticketed attendees are allowed to enter.

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