1Q. What is TEDX?
1A. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth
spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and
individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like
experiences at the local level.
At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos — or a combination of live
presenters and TEDTalks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections.
TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a
community-by-community basis. The x= independently organized event.
2Q. Why is Scott AFB hosting a TEDx Event?
2A. With all of the uncertainty in what the future holds for our military,
this is a good time to take a moment and reflect on why we serve. Through
compelling stories of service, we seek to inspire our military and civilian
communities to look for new ways to serve others.
3Q. Who is speaking at TEDx Scott AFB?
3A. The speakers at TEDxScottAFB come from a variety of backgrounds.
They are poets, doctors, lawyers, pilots, explosive ordnance disposal
technicians, business and charity workers, former CMSgts and Chief Master
Sergeants of the Air Force. They are military commanders, authors, think
tank presidents and founders of non-profit organizations. They are all very
accomplished in their respective fields. They received an invite to
participate in the U.S. military’s first-ever TEDx event because they all
have a deep burning desire to make a difference in the lives of others. To
see a list of the confirmed speakers and their bios, visit
4Q. How did you determine who you would invite to present?
4A. Presenters were selected through a variety of command contacts and
previous guests to the command. While the presenters come from a variety of
different backgrounds, they all share a burning desire to make a difference
in the lives of others.
5Q. How do I get a ticket to TEDxScottAFB?
5A. Tickets are open to anyone that calls Scott AFB their workplace or
home, to include family members. The call for attendee nominations was
released to all organizations on base May 1st via TMT. Anyone who is
interested in attending can send also send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6Q. Why is Scott AFB only allowing 100 people to attend?
6A. The TED organization limits these independent events to 100 people.
However, the event will be broadcast live via DVIDS and eventually loaded to
the web through TED.com and YouTube allowing those not able to attend to the
ability to still take part in the event.
7Q. How are participants selected?
7A. Participants are selected to ensure the audiences is representative of
the Scott AFB community. The goal is to ensure each organization has the
opportunity to attend. Additionally, the live webcast will ensure anyone
that wants to attend but cannot has the ability to still take part in the
8Q. If I did not get a ticket, how can I get in on the TEDxScottAFB
8A. TEDxScottAFB will be streamed live at www.dvidshub.net for audience
members around the world to view. DVIDS is free and does not require a
government connection or computer. Scott AFB members will be able to view
TEDxScottAFB using IPTV.
9Q. If I am selected to attend TEDxScottAFB, is there a cost?
9A. Yes, there will be a $10 fee to attend. The cost will cover the lunch
& refreshments the attendees will receive at the event
10Q. How long is TEDxScottAFB scheduled to last?
10A. The event is currently scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. However,
every effort will be made to end the event around 5 p.m.
11Q. Will there be a schedule posted somewhere with an overview of what
each speaker will be talking about so I can pick and choose who I want to
11A. Yes, the agenda and program will be posted on the TEDxScottAFB website
NLT May 25th. Currently, the list of speakers and the timeframes in which they will speak can be found here.