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2 What is TED?  TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about.  TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future.  Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.  TED was first held in Monterey, California, in In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman.

3 What is TEDx?  In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx - local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.  These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.  Click here to watch TED Curator Chris Anderson’s explanatory video.here

4 What is TEDxPhoenixville?  A one-of-a-kind convergence of ideas guaranteed to make you smile.  We’re going on a JOY RIDE…metaphorically speaking, but you’re invited! Phoenixville’s inaugural TEDx program offers an opportunity for you to help take our audience on an exploration of how creativity, happiness and kindness contribute to our understanding of joy.

5 What is TEDxPhoenixville? Saturday, September 25, AM – 3PM The Colonial Theatre Phoenixville, PA  Three 75 minute sessions  Six – eight live speakers  Three pre-recorded TEDTalks  Participant cost is only $20 

6 Who are the organizers?  Mary Foote, Executive Director, The Colonial Theatre  Kirsten Van Vlandren, Assistant Director, The Colonial Theatre  Kelly Stoetzel, Content Producer, TED  Tyler Donald, Woodworker and TED Enthusiast  Luann Roth, Music Teacher & Colonial Volunteer  Jay Brown, TED Enthusiast  Todd Palmer, Creative Director, Virtual Farm Creative

7 Why sponsor TEDxPhoenixville?  Because you will be investing in the creation of a community who believe in the power of “ideas worth spreading.”  Because you believe in bringing together corporations and individuals who want to be change agents surrounding remarkable thinking and ideas.  Because you want to leverage ideas, technologies, design, and education to help create a better future.

8 Sponsorship Opportunities  Reception and Catering  Hotel and Travel  Printing  Exhibits and Demos  Stage Design  Signage  T-Shirts  Tech Equipment  Help subsidize the $20 participant ticket fee

9 Sponsorship Levels GLAD [$250]  Acknowledgment in printed program  Logo placement on website  Two passes to Sep 25 event

10 Sponsorship Levels HAPPY [$500]  Invitation for four to any private functions for sponsors, speakers, VIPs  Acknowledgment in printed program  Logo placement on website  Four passes to Sep 25 event

11 Sponsorship Levels OVERJOYED [$1,000]  Acknowledgment by hosts from the stage  Invitation for six to any private functions for sponsors, speakers, VIPs  Acknowledgment in printed program  Logo placement on website  Six passes to Sep 25 event

12 Sponsorship Levels ECSTATIC [$3,000]  Stage slide in between speakers [Exclusive]  Acknowledgment in printed materials as lead sponsor [Exclusive]  Acknowledgment on event t-shirt [Exclusive]  Acknowledgment by hosts from the stage  Invitation for ten to any private functions for sponsors, speakers, VIPs  Acknowledgment in printed program  Logo placement on website  Ten passes to Sep 25 event

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