What role works best for you?

Co-Organizers: The organizers are the backbone of this event, more or less the presidents of this organization. Organizers manage the other positions, provide direction, and ensure that tasks are completed and deadlines are met. Ideally, organizers will be sophomores or juniors so they can help keep the event going for the next year.

TED Rule Liaison: TED has a ton of rules that can be hard to keep up with. This person is in charge of knowing policies and keeping everyone accountable.

Treasurer: This individual would manage budget, reimbursements, donations, etc. They can deal with SA allocations and university policies regarding funding.

Social Media Coordinator: This person needs to be committed to keeping social media updated and current before, during, and after the event. This includes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They will also work with the organizers to do social media contests.

Graphic Designer: This person will create the program posters, graphics for social media and website, programs, and more. They must have access to design programs and a portfolio.

Volunteer Coordinator: This person can establish an effective communication method between volunteer groups and keep everyone on track. They must be available on the day of the event to manage volunteers.

Stage Manager: This person must be present at rehearsals and practices. They will manage the onstage technology, play videos, hand off clicker to speakers, etc. They know when speakers need to be mic’d and can manage the rehearsals when organizers are busy.

Blogger: Our website has a blog feature, however it was not very well utilized in the past year. The blogger would post bi-weekly or monthly about various aspects of the event or participants.

Selection Committee: These people will work together to evaluate and select the speakers and performers for the upcoming event.

Curation Team: These people will help get the speakers ready for the big day. Ideally the curation team will be made up of professionals, honed public speakers, or people trained in stage presence.

Designated Fablab Member: This person would be responsible for attending training sessions, cutting name badges and TED letters, and being knowledgeable about Fablab tools and potential uses of them.

Lobby Coordinator: This person is responsible for creating interesting programming for breaks and deciding the layout of the lobby. They may need a committee in order to get this done. This person also needs to contact groups that may present projects in this space, if doing something similar to the Innovation Lounge from the past year.

Promotional Items Manager: This person heads up making the gift bags, t-shirts, and any other TEDxUniversityofTulsa promotional items for our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers.

Photographers: These people are responsible for headshots of speakers prior to the event, and photography on the event day. They must have professional-level equipment and a portfolio.

Videographers: At least two videographers are required. These people will shoot footage of each talk to submit to TED. A knowledge of the equipment and staging is required, and the ability to provide your own equipment is preferred.

Video Editors: These people will edit each talk and add necessary graphics to make the videos TED quality. They also have the option to design a short intro for all TEDxUniversityofTulsa videos. This could be the same people that shoot the video, or someone only interested in editing.

Senior Advisor: This person was an organizer in previous years, and helps the current organizers by providing feedback and answering questions about past years.

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