Frequently Asked Questions
A. EVENT LOGISTICS
1. When will TEDxKL 2016 be held this year?
TEDxKL 2016 will be held on 20th August 2016 (Saturday).
2. Where is the venue for TEDxKL 2016?
TEDxKL this year will be held at Calvary Convention Centre, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
• Venue Address: Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• GPS Coordinates: 3.05022, 101.6798429
3. What is the best way to get to the venue?
We are big advocates of commuting via public transport. Therefore, you can opt to take an LRT (Light railway transit) to Bukit Jalil LRT Station. Please look out for the TEDxKL signage along the LRT station to be guided to the venue. You could also travel there by private transport or cab. Keyword here is ‘carpool’!
4. Where do I park and how much?
There are limited parking lots in the convention centre. Parking lots are also available at Bukit Jalil Stadium as shown in the map below. There might be a minimal parking fee ranging from RM 2.00 to RM 10.00 per day per entry. Therefore carpool if possible. Bring along your umbrella in case it rains.
B. EVENT TICKETS
1. How do I buy tickets for TEDxKL 2016
Tickets for TEDxKL 2016 can be purchased online here: http://tedxkl2016.peatix.com/view
Regular ticket prices are RM120/pax.
2. What do I get for the ticket price paid?
This is a not-for-profit event and the fees collected helps lower the costs involved in securing the venue, food & beverages (tea-breaks), speakers’ travel expenses & accommodation, stage setups, etc.
As for the price of the golden opportunity to meet, exchange and have your mind blown away by the presence of so many interesting people like yourself on an intimate, personal level; all in one room? Priceless.
3. Can I buy tickets at the door on the event day?
Yes, you can, but walk-in tickets are priced at RM 150 per pax. Tickets are also transferable, so if you can’t make it, please do find a suitable benefactor to attend by emailing them your e-tickets. Tickets sold are not refundable.
4. I would like to buy tickets in bulk, can I get a discount?
Every single contribution is important and highly appreciated in aid of reducing operational costs of the event. Bulk purchase discounts are only offered via strategic partners’ programme and not for public.
5. Guest List
This is ONLY applicable to participants who have not provided all the names of their participants when buying bulk amounts of tickets. If you had already submitted your names, kindly ignore this instruction.
C. EVENT DAY REGISTRATION
1. What time will event registration begin?
Event registration for the event begins at 11.00am at Calvary Convention Centre, Bukit Jalil. Due to the large crowds expected for the event this year, we need to start registrations earlier so that we can start the event agenda on time at 1pm.
2. Why do I need to register for the event if I already bought tickets online?
Registration is needed as we need to confirm your event ticket eligibility and to provide you with name tags and event programmes.
3. What do I need to bring to register for the event?
Please bring along proof of the ticket purchased online, either through your mobile device or a printed copy of the ticket. Since we would like to go green, we prefer if you do not print any hardcopy of the tickets, unless you have no choice.
4. What time will the actual event agenda start?
The actual event will start at 1.00pm. Due to the large crowds expected for the event this year, we ask that you come earlier than 1.00pm so that you will have enough time to register for the event and take your seats in the event venue by 1.00pm. More information on the detailed event agenda can be found here: http://www.tedxkl.com/agenda/
5. What other interesting activities are available apart from the speakers speaking at TEDxKL 2016?
There will be an exhibition areas + breakout areas + F&B area for all attendees at Calvary Convention Centre. There will many interesting activities and exhibitions throughout the whole day. Light food and beverage are served during the breaks.
6. Who are the speakers at TEDxKL 2016?
We are featuring a line-up of 12 amazing presenters from different fields, ranging from Science to Art and everything in-between! You can find more information on the speakers here: http://www.tedxkl.com/presenters-2016/
7. Will there be lunch available before the event?
There will not be any lunch served. The 2 sessions of tea break meals are meant to be light stomach fillers only. Do bear with us if the food & beverage provider serves slower than expected. We do expect a large crowd and hope you’ll understand that good food deserves time to prepare.
8. How can you benefit from TEDxKL?
TEDxKL is the best platform for you to get exposed to new ideas, connect with global brands, and network with like-minded people! Use this opportunity to meet and mingle with interesting people, network and exchange ideas!
D. DURING EVENT
1. Is it a free-seating event?
Yes, so come early to secure your seats. With that being said, we like playing the ‘musical chairs mentality’. Shuffle around now and then and sit in different places. The prize is in getting to know the person in the next seat.
2. Can I take photos or record the talks?
Since we are recording the event, we do not allow flash photography in the hall. It might distract the presenters. We have a video crew that will be recording the talks, so you don’t have. However, if you’d like to snap images to share on the go, please be reminded to turn off all flashes.
3. Is smoking, food and drinks allowed in the event hall?
Smoking, food and drinks are strictly prohibited in the event hall. If you must smoke, there are designated areas for smoking outside of the event area.
4. Are meals provided during the event?
There will be 2 sessions of tea breaks with simple food & beverages during the event. Please do refer to the event agenda for the timing of these tea breaks.
6. Where are the restroom facilities located? Are they disable-friendly?
There will be restrooms located at numerous locations in the event area. Signboards will lead you to them. There are also toilets provisioned for the disabled.
7. Are there prayer rooms available at the venue?
There will be a designated prayers room at Berjaya Club. We will provide shuttle buses to the prayer rooms. Do look out for our friendly ambassadors to guide you to the shuttle buses.
E. AFTER EVENT FINISHES
1. What time will the event approximately finish?
The event will approximately end at 6.30pm onwards. However, this is only an approximate as the event end time might differ on the actual day depending on how smooth the event goes and if we can complete all agendas on time.
2. What happens after the event finishes?
After the event ends, there will also be light snacks served and an opportunity to network before saying goodbye.