FAQ’s

What is the difference between a TEDxManhattanBeach Social and a Conference?

At a Social we watch and discuss pre-recorded TED Talks. At a conference we watch and discuss a mix of live speakers and TED Talks.

How do I register to attend a TEDxManhattanBeach Social?

To attend a Social click on the future events and purchase a ticket. We sell the tickets on a first-come-first-served basis.

How do I register to attend a TEDxManhattanBeach Conference?

Our conferences generally sell out and we sell our tickets on a first come – first served basis.

To ensure that you are one of the first to know that we are about to sell the tickets please sign up for our mailing list and Like Us on Facebook.

Are the TEDxManhattanBeach events free?

We wish that they were. We charge enough to cover our costs and if we make a profit we invest the money into the next event. We typically charge $10 for a social and $100 for a one day conference.

Am I allowed to bring guests?

We have chosen to require each attendee to register separately for TEDxManhattanBeach events. If a social has not sold out you are welcome to bring a friend, but if we have reached the safe capacity of the venue we hope you will understand why we will turn your friend away.

What is the minimum age to attend a TEDxManhattanBeach?

Our events are aimed at adults, but we have found that many high school age students (particularly Juniors and Seniors) really enjoy attending our events. Once a year we host a TEDxYouth event and this is targeted at high school students and they often bring an adult friend.

If I don’t have my ticket with me, though I purchased one, will I be able to get into TEDxManhattanBeach?

Yes. If you have completed all of the necessary ticketing and registration steps, we will have a badge for you and your name will be on the list. Simply show up on time with at least one form of ID, and we will admit you to the event.

What is the reception before and after the event?

The reception is set up to encourage the speakers, attendees and volunteers to network and talk about all things TED.

I’d like to be more involved with TEDxManhattanBeach. What can I do?

We are always looking for more TEDxManhattanBeach Volunteers. If you are interested in working with us please send us an email.

I have more questions that are not answered here. How can I get my concerns solved?

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to email us.