Registration opens at 09:00 each day. Please come to the Lower Ground Floor to collect your delegate pass and other goodies. We recommend you arrive early to beat the last-minute queue.
Please remember to bring your booking confirmation and one form of photo I.D with you (driving licence, passport).
The Main Theatre doors open at 09:15, and the show begins each day at 10:00 sharp.
Latecomers may have to wait until a break to be admitted.
There are three, one-hour breaks throughout the day, and you're welcome to stretch your legs, grab refreshment and explore our other activity zones.
OTHER THINGS TO DO
There's a hive of activity laid on for you at TEDxBristol 2017, away from the main stage. We'll be transforming the Colston Hall's communal spaces into interactive areas, where we'll be hosting discussion salons, video screenings, and hands-on activities for you to get stuck into.
This year, enriching the TEDx visitor experience has been a focus point for us. The lively Innovation Zone will be full of toys to experience and play with including VR and robotics.
Upstairs the Rise Bookstore will provide good reads aligned with our speaker's topics; and you can even work on your own presenting skills, after gleaning some tips from Hodos Consultancy in their "Talk like TED" sessions.
Bristol based entrepreneur, and education technology leader, Mike Lloyd will also be hosting a series of 30 min workshops on Artificial Intelligence each lunchtime in the Expore More Zone (Lantern Room).
We are delighted to be hosting a range of exhibitors at TEDxBristol 2017, including technology companies, community-based charities, and customer-facing organisations, all of whom reflect the day's topics. Finally, when you need some time for reflection, head up to the 3rd floor for laughter yoga, visioning sessions, and a whole lot more.
During morning and afternoom show intervals, TEDxBristol salons will be hosted by Speakezee in the Lantern Room, our Explore More Zone, offering you the opportunity to engage in discussion and meet new friends.
Each salon will provide the audience with the opportunity to attend a session given by an expert speaker who researches in areas covered by some of the main talks.
Salon on Autism - Prof. Melissa Allen: Psychology of Education, University of Bristol
Professor Allen's research broadly focuses on symbolic understanding and language development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and typically developing children. She studies how children learn pictures and words as symbols, and the factors that mediate this process (e.g. social-pragmatic and intentional cues, associative learning). She's also interested in learning and engagement from digital technology and storybooks, linguistic alignment, children's drawings, and other issues of typical and atypical cognitive development.
Salon on Sexuality - Dr. Jamie Lawson: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Anthropology, University of Bristol
Dr Jamie F. Lawson is an academic sexologist and anthropologist working at Bristol University. An interdisciplinary academic, Jamie has worked in and teaches across various aspects of anthropology; biological, evolutionary and social. Jamie is a queer researcher, who has worked on sex, attraction and relationships using a variety of methodologies. His research currently focuses on the role of identity, embodiment and power in sex and sexuality, with a particular focus at the moment on puppy (and other forms of animal) play. Jamie is an active member of the LGBTQ+ community, and has a history of queer activism and engagement.
Salon on Science and Curiosity - Prof Bruce Hood: Professor of Developmental Psychology, Founder of Speakezee
Professor Hood is an academic, presenter, author, and founder of the world's largest academic speaker's platform Speakezee. He has researched, lectured, written, and presented on topics as diverse as supernatural thinking, consciousness, the self illusion, domestication of humans, and is currently finishing his fourth book on the science of ownership.
Salon on Climate Change - Prof Stephan Lewandowsky: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Bristol
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky's research examines people's memory, decision making, and knowledge structures, with a particular emphasis on how people update information in memory. He contributed nearly 50 opinion pieces to the global media on issues related to climate change "skepticism" and the coverage of science in the media.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Colston Hall is an historic building in the heart of the city. Bristol’s largest concert hall has played host to the biggest names in music and entertainment since 1867 - and has been home to TEDxBristol since 2013.
FOOD & DRINK...
It's important you're kept watered and fed throughout your TEDxBristol experience, so we are promoting a Bring your own Bottle or Cup policy so you can fill up from the taps at Colston Hall's bars and cafes for free.
Colston Hall are also offering 10% off tea and Americano coffees for TEDx visitors who bring their own reusable cups. In an effort to be as eco-friendly as possible, we're asking everyone who is able to bring their own reusable flask, and help us keep our waste levels as low as possible.
There are plenty of food and drink options inside the building, including Colston St. Bar & Kitchen, Beerd, and the Stalls Bar. There are many nearby retailers too.
You'll have three, one hour breaks throughout the day during which time you can stretch your legs and grab some refreshment!
Colston Hall operates an access register and aims to be as accessible as possible for disabled people or anyone who may need a little bit more help to attend an event.
Please visit the Colston Hall website for full details:
YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME...
We care passionately about the environment at TEDxBristol and so are working with a range of fantastic event partners to do things like reduce our carbon footprint and minimise pollution. With that in mind we’d ask that you avoid driving to TEDxBristol if possible.
Colston Hall is a city centre location, situated on Colston Street, behind Colston Tower. It is served by the majority of main bus routes, and is a 10-15 min bus ride from Bristol Temple Meads. For further bus enquiries please visit the First Cityline website or call 0845 602 0156 (8am-8pm)
There are also ample bike parks. But if you can't walk, cycle or bus in, never fear.
SLIDE ON DOWN TO TEDxBristol
Bristol-based smart bus service, Slide, are offering a free journey to anyone travelling to TEDxBristol from anywhere on their existing routes, using the code TEDxSLIDE. All you need to do is search for Colston Hall in their app as the destination. The code won’t be valid for any other drop off points.
Then pick up a voucher from Slide on the show days to get your code for a free ride home - simples! No need to worry about traffic or parking. Download the app here.
IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR OWN WHEELS...
Trenchard Street car park is situated behind Colston Hall. Easiest access to Colston Hall can be found on floor one of the car park.
Please note Trenchard Street car park serves a number of city venues and can be extremely busy.
Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR