TEDxBristol Sponsor & Partner Programme

TEDxBristol is an independent, voluntary, non-for-profit organisation made up of bright, motivated people from Bristol and the South West, who are dedicated to creating world-class TEDx events in Bristol. For four years TEDxBristol has entertained, inspired and delighted thousands with the most thought-provoking and charismatic speakers, who have delivered talks to sell-out audiences, as well as millions of online followers.

Our speakers tell stories of their pioneering work, life- changing moments and passion projects, illuminating the past and future connection that Bristol has with progress and innovation. From Brunel to balloons, Bristol does things with a breed of relentless optimism which we capture and bottle in these mind-blowing talks.

Why get involved with TEDxBristol?

Sponsoring or partnering with TEDxBristol allows your business to play a part in one of the most exciting and inspirational events in the city this year. Our last four events sold out, and we are expecting a full audience and thousands more following us online throughout 2016.

TEDxBristol is inviting local businesses and organisations to join the event through ‘active partnership’. Sponsors and Partners who commit funds or value in kind to the event will play a key role in the event. TEDxBristol offers a golden opportunity for your business to get involved in big ideas, to network with people who are there to be inspired by remarkable thinking, and to add your ideas and inspirations to the melting pot.

Sponsors don’t just get their ‘logo’ or ‘brand’ alongside the TEDxBristol marketing, they get meaningful involvement in the event, through being offered the opportunity to network and host mini work-shops and experiences on the day which introduce our audience to your work, your team and your ethos.

Who will I be working with?

TEDxBristol is a volunteer team made up of a range of professionals from across Bristol's creative and technology industries. The team create this event for free because they believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world. TEDxBristol has made it its mission to empower not only the audience but also the many people involved in the organisation and delivery of the event – venue managers, suppliers, sponsors and partners. So by partnering with TEDxBristol, you’ll benefit from ideas exchange, friendly and dynamic networking opportunities and access to thought provoking, inspiring topics.

Ideas worth spreading

Getting involved with TEDxBristol is about aligning your company with the values and aspirations of the TED brand.

TEDx speakers tackle humanity’s toughest questions, attempting to answer them with innovation, creativity and an infectious optimism. Equally our audience is full of people who care about their city and are open to new ideas and challenges to thinking. Put them together and you have a dynamic, energised room. This is the place to meet the city’s most influential thinkers, bright new entrepreneurs and movers and shakers.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors and partners, TEDxBristol’s previous events have been huge successes and created an amazing buzz as delegates, speakers and sponsors connected with each other and continued the conversation long after the event.

TEDxBristol sponsors receive:

  • Free passes to the main TEDxBristol event.
  • An invite to our private Sponsor, Partner and Press launch.
  • Your logo on the stage slides and in the introduction to the videos of talks and performances published on the TEDx YouTube channel*.
  • A prominent feature and write-up in the TEDxBristol programme given to all delegates, accessed online & via our app.
  • Option to contribute selected branded items to the delegate ‘goodie bag’.
  • Your logo and details on the TEDxBristol website with a hyperlink to your own site.
  • A ‘creative space’ in the Colston Hall foyer or bar area where you can deliver mini-workshops and meet our delegates and other sponsors, with assistance from theTEDxBristol producers to develop an exciting offering.
  • Access to the Sponsors and Partner’s VIP room and after-party
  • *Sponsors should note that while TED licensing prevents us placing your logo/banner permanently on the stage, it will be included on the roller on the VT’s shown at the event, and in other areas around the venue.


Sponsors committing to up to £10,000 in sponsorship will enjoy a prominent presence at the event, and will be offered the premier spaces at the venue to network with delegates and partners, and deliver their own workshops. Gold sponsors will receive up to 20 free tickets and be given larger prominence in the programme and on the TEDxBristol website, on all marketing and press materials, and invited to present at our press launch.


Sponsors committing up to £2,000 in sponsorship will enjoy a significant presence and networking opportunities at the event, as well as a substantial feature in the programme, on the TEDxBristol website and on and all marketing and press materials. Silver sponsors will receive up to 10 free tickets.


Sponsors giving TEDxBristol value in kind, in the form of equipment, supplies and services, will receive a billing as a TEDxBristol partner, and prominence at the event according to the monetary value of the sponsorship in kind. Partners will be invited to present at our press launch, and will enjoy significant networking opportunities at the event, as well as a substantial feature in the programme, on the TEDxBristol website and on and all marketing and press materials.

Sounds great! What next?

If you’re interested in sponsoring TEDxBristol, please email us on sponsorship@tedxbristol.com and we’ll send you a sponsorship contract and payment details.

The earlier you sign up, the sooner your company’s details will appear on our website and in all materials publicising the event.

For further details please contact:

Matt Mullan, Sponsorship Manager, sponsorship@tedxbristol.com

Mel Rodrigues, Curator, curator@tedxbristol.com