Starting this year, TEDxCairo will begin charging for its entry tickets. Please read below for further information;
We at TEDxCairo are constantly working on delivering a conference that spreads worthy ideas, in-line with the TED Conferences mission. But we also aspire to deliver a better, more fulfilling and engaging experience to our carefully curated live audience every year. In order to do so, the expenses are constantly on the rise. Since we are a non-profit, we rely solely on the generous donations of our sponsors, but they can only give us so much. This is to cover more costs for a better TEDxCairo experience.
Does this comply with the TEDx guidelines by TED?
Yes, it does. All TEDx events are allowed to charge for their tickets. TEDxCairo is a Level 2 licensed TEDx event. Under that stipulation, we are allowed to charge up to 250 USD a ticket.
Does this mean I no longer have to apply?
No, it doesn’t. Charging doesn’t change the system to a first-come-first-serve one. We still carefully curate our audience to include the most diverse collection of creative and leading thinkers and doers in our community.
How much is the ticket?
The TEDxCairo ticket is valued at 500 EGP. However, our sponsors are generously covering 60% of the charge this year, which means we are charging 200 EGP per ticket.
What if I can’t afford the charge?
We have a sponsorship program you can apply to. In the application there will be a section dedicated to those who would like to apply for the sponsorship.
How do you decide who qualifies for a sponsorship?
Primarily, we look at the determinants of income that we have in the application, i.e. profession and age. This means that the priority goes to people on the lower end of the age-scale and university students. We also ask you why you’re applying for a sponsorship, so make sure you make your reasons very clear in that question. However, there is no set category. We try our best to be as accurate and fair as possible.
Does my application for a sponsorship affect the status of my application?
No, it doesn’t. It could happen that you get accepted but your sponsorship request is denied. In this case you will receive an acceptance mail which you can either confirm or not, based on your ability to pay.
Does paying full price mean more privileges or benefits than being sponsored?
No, it doesn’t. No member of the TEDxCairo audience gets any sort of privileges over another based on how much they pay. All seats carry the exact same value.
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