Event & Travel Tips

Chapman University is located at One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866


Please view our TEDxChapmanU campus map for specific event locations
or Chapman University's general Map & Directions page.

Take the Train. For those that want to avoid the traffic, Chapman is located in walking distance from a Metrolink train station which goes from LA to Oceanside. We will be guiding the way from the station to the event when you get here. View Metrolink schedule » 

Parking at Chapman

Parking is free! Lastinger Underground Parking Structure is large enough to accommodate all our attendees, but we are opening our Barrera Parking Structure as well. Once parked, just follow the pink flamingos all the way to the event. Trust us, this will make sense when you get here.   

Dining & Attractions

Make a day of it! Chapman is just a few steps away from Historic Old Towne Orange which is filled with great restaurants and lots of unique shops. View Orange dining options »

Tickets & Seating

Bring eTicket to be scanned. We will be scanning eTickets when you get your attendee badge. You can bring the barcode in print or digital form. If you have questions about your tickets, please contact eventsticketing@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6812.

Arrive early. We encourage you to arrive at 12 p.m., an hour before the first speaker sessions begin. Arriving early means you’ll be able to network with other incredible thinkers and doers. Registration/Check-in will start at 11:30 a.m.

Sit next to your friends. Wondering about sitting together? Seating is unassigned. So when you arrive, pick up your attendee badge, swag bag and introduce yourself to other TEDx-ers and at 12:45 p.m., the doors to the theatre will open, and you and your friends are welcome to find seats together.

No electronic devices.  We really encourage you to leave your laptop at home … and keep your cell phone in your bag.  As you well know, laptops and cell phones are a big distraction – not just for you, but for everyone around you. However, we have reserved the last eight rows in the orchestra section for blogging and twitter use. 

Get the most out of TEDxChapmanU

Stay until the very end. We recommend you plan to stay through the last speaker. All speakers have worked hard to prepare a unique and captivating presentation for your enjoyment and enlightenment.

Clear your calendar. No, really. To help you get the most out of TEDxChapmanU, we ask that you lend us your brain. Ignore your email. Switch off your phone. Don’t take meetings. TED is an immersive experience, and you won’t want to miss a moment.

Talk to strangers. TEDxChapmanU is teeming with amazing people. Most speakers stay the whole event, and the attendees, in truth, are every bit as extraordinary. As a result, chance encounters at TEDxChapmanU often lead to new ideas, projects, perspectives, companies. They’re as essential to the experience as the program itself.

Don’t miss a thing. Watch every session. The best TED moments happen when you least expect them. It’s invariably the unknown speakers who wow the crowd. Watching every session helps you avoid disappointment, and ensures you take in each key moment as it happens.

Unplug. The speakers at TEDxChapmanU merit your full attention, and laptops and cell phones are a big distraction – not just for you, but for everyone around you. To preserve an immersive experience, we don’t allow cell phone use in the theater. Blogging is permitted from the back row and the balcony, and is welcomed in the social spaces.

Let us help you. Our staff will do their best to answer any questions and solve any problems.  Pre-conference, contact us via email at tedx@chapman.edu.  Once on campus, please feel free to ask anyone wearing a Staff badge.

Share your experience with others. If you plan to blog, take photos, or Twitter, use these tags: #TEDxChapmanU. Take pictures, share your TEDxChapmanU memories with friends and family during and after the event.

If you have further questions about the TEDxChapmanU Event,
please feel free to contact us at tedx@chapman.edu