TedxCSU Frequently Asked Questions

What time should we arrive at the event? We strongly recommend you arrive promptly at 8:00am for registration. This will allow for plenty of time to check-in, network with other attendees, find your seat, and settle in for the show which starts at 9:00am. Doors open to the theater and ballrooms at 8:30am.

Where do I check-in for TEDxCSU? Check-in starts at 8:00am at the Lory Student Center Info Desk. This is where you will receive your credentials, name badge, and access to the program on Guidebook.

What do I have to bring to TEDxCSU? Items you must have for entry include: your purchased ticket and a comfortable and approved mask to wear indoors at all times. Questions regarding approved masks, visit covid.colostate.edu.

How do I access the TEDxCSU program? Download the Guidebook app on your mobile device before you arrive. The guide can be downloaded via the Google App Store and the Apple App Store.

In the program, you will be connected to the TEDxCSU speaker bios, the schedule of events, behind the scenes TEDxCSU photos, sponsors, FAQ, and more.

Where do I park? The event is located inside the Lory Student Center. Lots 2004 and 2006 will be the closest parking destinations to the venue. CSU Parking and Transportation allows free parking on Saturday. You are not required to pay for parking if you park in an A lot.

  • Lot 2006: is the better lot for proximity to The Lory Student Center and can be little harder to find, initially.
  • Lot 2004: is easier to find off Laurel Ave.,

Refer to the MAPS guide in the program for a map of the parking near the Lory Student Center.
*Note: there is another event occurring on the west side of the Lory Student Center on the same day. All TEDxCSU activities are occurring inside of the Lory Student Center.

What should I wear? Weather-appropriate attire. Some wear a t-shirt, others come much fancier, but almost nobody wears ties. CSU has lifted the mask mandate in indoor spaces. Thus, wearing masks will now become a personal choice rather than a university requirement.

When do I need to wear my mask? Beginning Thursday, March 3, and consistent with President McConnell’s message of Feb. 10, Colorado State University will no longer require masks to be worn in indoor areas on our Larimer County campuses. Therefore, wearing masks will now become a personal choice rather than a university requirement.

I have an accessibility accommodation, what do I need to do? If you have not already purchased your ticket, please purchase and email amanda.taylor@colostate.edu.

If you have an accessibility accommodation and purchased a ticket, please email amanda.taylor@colostate.edu. When you arrive at the venue, visit us at the Info Desk and we can make arrangements for your accommodations. Look for staff wearing TEDxCSU t-shirt + a staff name badge.

Where do I sit? Your seating assignment is based on your ticket type. Unless you have a VIP badge, you will have general admission and can sit anywhere in the theater unidentified. If you have questions, please locate a staff member!

Can I eat or drink inside the theatre? No food or drink is allowed in the theatre other than water.

Will there be water bottle refill stations? Yes, you can bring an empty water bottle to the event to refill at one of our water stations.

Will there be food and drinks on site? There will be beverages and small snacks provided for TEDxCSU attendees, speakers, volunteers, and staff throughout the event in the Lory Student Center.

  • Complimentary coffee and light breakfast items are provided during registration hour.
  • Complimentary lunch is provided during intermission. Alcohol and beer available for guests 21+ at an additional rate.
  • Complimentary snacks are provided during Closing Conversations. Alcohol and beer available for guests 21+ at an additional rate.

Eating or drinking is prohibited inside the theater other than water.

Why are there seats taped off with red tape? Your health and the health of our community remain our top priority. We are spacing out seats in the theater as a precaution. We ask you do not sit in a seat that has been taped off.