Project Management - Organizing a Tedx Event

General Information
Tarang Agrawal
Number of Hours: 
Preliminary requirements: 

Proactive input and dedication from the students, There will be a real time event towards the end of the course.

Course Description: 

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  1. Wednesday – 13.03.2024 (online)  
    8.00 – 9.30 (Local time in Poland – CEST)  
  2. Wednesday – 20.03.2024 (online) 
    8.00 – 9.30 (Local time in Poland – CEST)  
  3. Wednesday – 27.03.2024 (online) 
    8.00 – 9.30 (Local time in Poland – CEST)  
  4. Wednesday – 03.04.2024 (online) 
    8.00 – 9.30 (Local time in Poland – CEST)  
  5. Wednesday – 10.04.2024 (online) 
    8.00 – 9.30 (Local time in Poland – CEST)  
  6. Wednesday – 17.04.2024 (online)
    8.00 – 9.30 (Local time in Poland – CEST)  
  7. Wednesday - 24.04.2024 (online)
    8.00 – 9.30 (Local time in Poland – CEST)  
    9.30 – 10.15 (Local time in Poland – CEST)  

This course is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills for organizing a TEDx conference at the university level. It covers the various aspects of event planning, including conceptualization, speaker selection, logistics, marketing, and execution. Through a combination of theoretical learning and hands-on experiences, students will gain valuable insights into the event management process.

Aims of the course: 

The aim of this course is to equip students with the necessary tools and competencies to successfully organize a TEDx conference. By the end of the course, students should have a deep understanding of event management principles, effective communication strategies, and project coordination. They will be prepared to navigate the challenges associated with organizing a large-scale event and be capable of delivering a memorable and impactful TEDx conference.

Teaching methods: 

This course takes a practical approach, focusing on hands-on learning to provide students with real-world event management skills. Less emphasis will be placed on theory, and more on practical application. Students will engage in a variety of activities, including developing a marketing plan, conducting a sponsor hunt, creating a conference website, and curating a team of speakers. Towards the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to organize and execute a real TEDx conference, putting their skills into practice and gaining valuable experience.

Evaluation & Completion: 

To successfully complete the course, students will be evaluated based on their active participation, individual and group assignments, project presentations, and a final assessment. This assessment will test their understanding of event management principles, application of learned concepts, and their ability to create and present a comprehensive plan for a TEDx conference. Failing to particiate in the seminar will result in failure of the course. 

Basic Literature: 

The course will draw upon a range of literature to support students' learning and understanding of event management and TEDx conference organization. Some suggested basic literature may include:

1.         "Event Management: Principles and Practices" by Razaq Raj and Paul Walters.

2.         "TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking" by Chris Anderson.

3.         "Event Planning: The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives, and Other Special Events" by Judy Allen.

4.         "The Event Manager's Bible: The Complete Guide to Planning and Organising a Voluntary or Public Event" by D. G. Conway.