Our 2018 Event


TEDxFoggyBottom presents: Fear Itself

The TEDxFoggyBottom team is working hard to curate our best event yet. Our seventh-annual conference will be a full-day experience, featuring 16 live speakers, 1500+ attendees, interactive exhibits, networking opportunities, and more.

You can find out more about our theme and see how we are applying it to our speaker lineup here!



You have questions, and we have answers! Click on some of our most frequently asked questions
for information. If you don't see your answer below, don't hesitate to contact us here!

How do I attend TEDxFoggyBottom?
Tickets can be purchased online here, as well as in person through team members, and are generally available January through April. That said, our event sells out every year, so we recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time. Tickets are not available at the event door.

How much are tickets for the annual TEDxFoggyBottom conference?
All tickets are General Admission and start at $20 each.

Are tickets transferrable or refundable?
No, tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. As such, all purchases are final. If you have any questions or concerns about attending our event, please contact our Experience Director, Lexi Ghobadi, at experience@tedxfoggybottom.com.

I am unable to stay the full day.
That's alright! We recognize that our attendees may have scheduling conflicts throughout the day. Thus, for your convenience, your ticket and name badge will grant you access to the event all day. You are welcome to come and go throughout the entire day, as needed. Check-in is also available throughout the day directly outside of the auditorium doors.

Can I come during the middle of a session?
As a courtesy to our speakers and performers, as well as the other attendees, we ask that attendees enter and leave the auditorium during the short breaks between each Talk. Check-in will be available throughout the entire event directly outside the auditorium doors. Ushers will also be stationed at the auditorium doors to show you to your seat during the breaks.

What is the schedule for the day?
Each year, our schedule is announced in the days proceeding the event. It can be found on our mobile app, which is available to downloaded for iOS on the Apple App Store here and for Android on Google Play here.

I am interested in joining the TEDxFoggyBottom team. How can I get involved?
TEDxFoggyBottom is organized by a passionate team of GWU undergraduate students. If you are interested, please complete the application here. Please note that team selection begins and ends in the Fall of every year. As such, we are not currently accepting new applications for our team. Stay tuned by following us on social media for updates regarding team applications.

I am interested in volunteering at TEDxFoggyBottom. How can I get involved?
Every year, TEDxFoggyBottom is made possible thanks to our passionate and dedicated volunteers. If you are interested, please complete the application at here. Our volunteer application is open in the spring to GWU undergraduate students and closes on Friday, March 25. If you have any questions about volunteering for our event, please contact our Operations Director, Rachel Yakobashvili, at operations@tedxfoggybottom.com.

I know someone who could give a great TEDxFoggyBottom talk! How can I nominate them?
TEDxFoggyBottom seeks the world's movers, shakers, and innovators. Each year, many of our speakers, performers, and presenters come to us through nominations from the public. If you know of an individual or group who should share their story on the TEDxFoggyBottom stage, you can submit a nomination at here. This form is available year round and every nomination is reviewed carefully by our Content Team. If you have any questions about our speaker lineup or nominating speakers, please contact our Content Director, Saru Duckworth, at speakers@tedxfoggybottom.com

I am interested in partnering with TEDxFoggyBottom. How can I get involved?
TEDxFoggyBottom would not be possible without our generous partners every year. If you are interested in partnering with us, please fill out our partnership form here. If you have any questions about partnership opportunities, responsibilities, or benefits, please contact our Community Director, Paulina Smolinski, at community@tedxfoggybottom.com.

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