What is “Audience Engagement” Anyway?

Beth Haley2016, Events, Main Event, News

So what is “Audience Engagement” anyway? TED is all about ideas worth spreading, right? This year, as a TEDxABQ attendee, you’ll not only take in ideas from the thinkers, dreamers, doers, and innovators on stage, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience a plethora of ideas first hand, enabling you to foster connections within your community and turn ideas into action.

On Civic Plaza from 10am-1pm, you can take part in numerous interactive experiences developed and delivered by thought leaders and doers from our community. Interested in dance lessons? Storytelling? Urban planning? Entrepreneurship? Community art projects? Maybe you just want to snuggle with puppies? This is your chance to do just that. Take a step (or two, or ten) outside of your comfort zone and discover just what the Albuquerque area has to offer.  

Join us at 10 am to experience:

And many more!

In addition to these experiences, local food trucks will be stationed around Civic Plaza from 10am-1:30-pm to serve you lunch. In years past, lunch has been included in the price of admission; that’s not the case this year, but this change allowed us to keep ticket prices low and offers you the flexibility to choose from a variety of food trucks on your own time and according to your craving in the moment.

Food trucks will include local favorites such as:

  • Gauchito Catering
  • Irrational Pie
  • Kimo’s Hawaiian Barbecue
  • Loretta’s Lattes
  • Menchies
  • Oh Kay Cees BBQ
  • Pasion Latin Fusion
  • Pop Fizz
  • Street Food Institute
  • Street Food Wagon
  • The Supper Truck

We hope you take advantage of this new, immersive structure, and that you’ll walk away bursting with ideas worth spreading.

Blog written by Danielle Adams.