Event Details

What better way to end summer 2015 than to be inspired by TEDxChapmanU's thought-provoking lineup of speakers right in the heart of Orange County. Get here early, grab a bite to eat in historic Old Towne Orange, soak up the Southern California sun and then let your mind be stimulated.


This event has passed. Thank you to all that participated! 

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Note: Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m., and doors to the auditorium will open at 12:45 for seating.


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Your afternoon at TEDxChapmanU will be filled with inspiring live speakers and TEDTalk videos presenting ideas worth sharing. Each talk lasts for about 10-15 minutes and two breaks with snacks, beverages and great discussion will occur during the event.


Tickets to this year's event are sold out. We will be selling a very limited amount of tickets at the door 30 minutes after the presentations begin to fill any empty seats. This will be a first come, first serve scenario and is contingent on seat availability.

Thank you everyone for another sold out year!  

General Admission - $20 (sold out)
This event is open to the public, so come be inspired!

Chapman Members (Chapman ID required) - $10 (sold out)
Discounted tickets for alumni, students, staff and faculty with a Chapman I.D. (4 ticket limit). 

Corporate and Group Discount (10+ tickets = 50% off) - $10 (sold out)
Bring your friends and coworkers and get a deal. General public receives a 50% off discount when you buy 10 or more tickets. 

Please note: Tickets are required for entry into this event and will be emailed to the purchaser upon final payment online. Each individual must present his or her ticket at the registration tables to be scanned when picking up a badge for entry. This event does sell out, so ticket sales at the event will be limited. 

If you have questions about your tickets, please contact eventsticketing@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6812.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxChapmanU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxChapmanU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.