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TEDxPittsburgh: Greater Than Event Details, Tips and More

Updated: Jun 15, 2019

Time flies when you're having fun! The TEDxPittsburgh team, speakers, and performers have been busy preparing for this event for months and now TEDxPittsburgh: Greater Than is almost here—June 15 to be exact. We're so excited for our neighbors here Pittsburgh, and our friends all around the globe, to hear all these inspiring, breathtaking, and even tear-jerking stories.


Day of the Event: What to Expect

If you're attending the event, fabulous! We can't wait to see you. Here are some details for what to bring/what not to bring, schedule of talks, and what to expect throughout the show!

Get the Digital Program!

Please download the Whova app to get the most from your TEDxPittsburgh experience! Speaker profiles, connections to other attendees, sponsor information, and discussion forums await.

To download the Whova mobile app:

1. Go to your App Store

2. Search for “Whova”

3. Download

4. Create a personal account

5. Join our “TEDxPittsburgh” event

6. Use code tedqj

6. You’re in! Browse schedules, agendas, speaker profiles, and discussions.

What to Bring

  • An empty water bottle for water

  • Business card

  • An open mind prepared to learn, share, and be inspired

What Not to Bring

  • Food or drink – Lunch is included with the purchase of you TEDxPittsburgh ticket

  • iPads or laptops – We want to make sure our guests can savor every minute of the show, so please keep large screen devices at home

  • Bags larger than 16x16x8

  • Find a larger list of prohibited items at

Day-of Schedule

Session 1

11:30 - 1:00

Jack Morgan

Courtney Williamson

Chris Pacione

Swarun Kumar

The Get Down Gang

Jasmine Cho


1:00 - 2:00

Session 2

2:00 - 3:30

Emmai Alaquiva interviewed by Damon Young

Emily Kennedy

Gerald Dickinson

John Thornton

The Homeless Gospel Choir

Hanifa Nakiryowa

VIP Reception

4:00 - 5:00

The doors leading into the theater will be closed during talks to avoid interruptions, so we thank you for your patience and cooperation. Our friends at the Cultural Trust recommend getting to the Byham Theater around 10:45. This will give you plenty of time to check in, get seated, and make yourself comfortable before the talks start at 11:30 sharp!


TEDxPittsburgh at Home: How to Watch

If you can't make it on Saturday, we totally get it. Be sure to tune in to the livestream and keep in eye on our social media channels for recaps, videos, and more!

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