If you were waiting until the last minute to snag your tickets to TEDxSMU, you're out of luck; the October 19 conference is sold out. But TEDxSMU is offering its procrastination-prone fans the next best thing: a free live stream of the entire event.
“The whole point of TEDxSMU is to start great conversations,” TEDxSMU director Heather Hankamer said in a statement. “But we can only fit so many people into City Performance Hall. And I’m the first to admit that there’s a certain appeal to watching great TEDxSMU talks in your bunny slippers. The live stream lets you do that.”
TEDxSMU is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and hopes to push the envelope with the theme, "& Then?" Presenters range from U.S. Department of State veterans, college presidents and everyone in between. Although that's a bit of a clichéd description, TEDxSMU can back it up. The conference opens at 10 am with a number from the Two Bit Circus, which promises to include robots, fire and lasers.
Watch the magic happen from the comfort of your own home or at the official watch party at Union (5622 Dyer St.). The stream will run from 10 am to 6 pm.