We are putting on the final touches for TEDxFoggyBottom 2017: In Metamorphosis. Usually, one of the biggest things we await are the programs we design to arrive. That equates to 1500 booklets, each filled with 20 pages. That is a lot of paper for one day.
This year, we carefully considered a better, more eco-friendly, more thoughtful approach, especially given that our event takes place on Earth Day, April 22nd. Today, thanks to our partners at ModoLabs, we are excited to announce, for the first time ever, our official TEDxFoggyBottom app for Android and iOS.
The app will serve as the perfect companion to our event, offering a more beautiful, engaging and immersive way to explore all that our full-day experience will offer.
On time and on track: Find the entire schedule of the day, including when speakers will take the stage and the best times to explore our exhibit spaces.
From the stage to the palm of your hands: learn more about our incredible speaker lineup and connect with them on social media, as well as our first-ever networking space.
Immerse yourself: Interact with the big ideas of the day and elevate your entire experience in our various interactive exhibits, descriptions of which you can discover in our app to make sure you do not miss any of the experiences.
Never miss a beat: We know many of our attendees may have to step out throughout the day. Even when you are not with us, you can stay up-to-the-minute with the Talks you want, thanks to our free livestream.
These are just a few features that our app will include. We are excited for you to check it out on your own device.
The app is rolling out now on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store and we encourage you to download it in preparation for our event. The full features will be available in time for check-in and throughout the day.
Of course, while we built this app, accessibility and inclusivity were values that we continued to think about and wanted to make sure we got right. That is why our app will work on all modern browsers, on any device, at app.tedxfoggybottom.com as well — no downloads necessary. Physical schedules will continue to be available, as well as app download instructions. All of our team members and volunteers will also be on hand and ready to assist attendees with any questions related to the app.
Finally, registration and ticket sales end soon, so be sure to purchase your ticket now. We are looking forward to our sixth-annual event this Saturday and for our over 1500 attendees to join in the important conversation we will have with our speakers.