Register for TEDxUGA 2021: Next Level!

 TEDxUGA 2021 | Friday, March 19th at 7pm | The Classic Center Theatre

Join the University of Georgia for the 8th Annual TEDxUGA. A new decade reveals new opportunities and new obstacles. As we face the future, we have a choice: cling to the familiar or unlock the next level. At the University of Georgia, we embrace bold questions, innovative scholarship, and untold stories as the keys to rising beyond what we think is possible. TEDxUGA 2021 will elevate ideas with the power to launch our world to the next level.

For more information about the event, presenters, and more, please visit the 2021 Event and Team pages.

Virtual Registration Information

Virtual Livestream Registration
In an effort to ensure everyone’s comfort, TEDxUGA is offering an alternative viewing option by hosting a virtual experience that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. As we continue to share ideas worth spreading, we hope that you join us as we make sure TEDxUGA is available no matter the circumstances!

Student Virtual Registration: $5  | Non-student Virtual Registration: $10  

Virtual Access Link
Virtual tickets will be distributed via email 48 hours before the event. Your virtual ticket will provide a unique link, which will be used to attend the live event via Zoom. Please be on the lookout for your access link to arrive in your inbox!

In-Person Registration Information

Ticket Availability
Because of seating capacity and COVID-19 regulations, we have a limited number of in-person tickets. These tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Available tickets can be purchased at The Classic Center Box Office for $20. Call (706.357.4444) or click (

2020 Ticket Holders

All tickets purchased for TEDxUGA 2020 have rolled over to TEDxUGA 2021: Next Level. If you purchased a ticket last year, your ticket is valid for in-person attendance this year. Additional details will arrive in your inbox leading up to the event.

Registrations with Shirt
If you purchased a shirt with your 2020 registration, it will be available for pick-up upon check-in at The Classic Center. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer shirt sales with 2021 registrations.

Support TEDxUGA

Sponsor a Student
In order to make TEDxUGA accessible to all UGA students, registrants have the opportunity to sponsor a student. TEDxUGA partners with several on-campus organizations to distribute student sponsorship tickets. Tickets are distributed to students based on financial need and interest. In an effort to respect the privacy of recipients, all student sponsorships are anonymous.

Since we value the opportunity for students to be a part of our live event, sponsorships are now available for purchase for TEDxUGA 2022! Sponsored tickets are available at the student ticket rate of $15. To sponsor a student, select Sponsor a Student as a registration option. The student sponsorship will be added to your total, and the ticket will be distributed on your behalf.

TEDxUGA Sustainability Fund
TEDxUGA is working hard to ensure that UGA’s best and brightest ideas continue to be shared throughout every challenge. The TEDxUGA Sustainability Fund aims to ease the financial burden caused by COVID-19 and the disruption to our 2020 event. Your support of the TEDxUGA Sustainability Fund is vital as we continue to celebrate ideas both on and off the stage. Thank you for your dedication to ideas worth spreading. 

Registration Questions? 

Daniel Copetillo, TEDxUGA Student Council President | 706.521.3572 

Know Before You Go

Ticketing & Arrival: All in-person attendees are required to complete a COVID-19 waiver prior to admission into The Classic Center. Leading up to the event, you will receive the waiver via email. Please follow the instructions to complete the waiver and have it available to show ushers upon arrival.

Mobile tickets will be distributed by The Classic Center Box Office via email the week of the event. Ushers will scan mobile tickets upon entry. 

To ensure social distancing, each ticket package will be randomly assigned to a set of predetermined seats in the theatre. Seat assignments are controlled by The Classic Center and are non-negotiable. During the event, we ask that you sit only in the seat assigned to your ticket. 

Along with your mobile ticket, you will also be assigned a 15-minute arrival window. We ask that you arrive during your assigned window to assist with staggered entry and seating.

COVID-19 Precautions: COVID-19 precautions continue to be taken which include sanitizing stations placed throughout the venue, routine cleaning and sanitizing of all public areas, and assigned seating. During the event, we ask that you wear your mask properly throughout the evening unless actively eating or drinking.

Concessions: Concessions will be available for purchase before the show and during breaks; options include beer, wine, and an assortment of light snacks and soft drinks. Credit and mobile payment are accepted.

ASL Accommodations: American Sign Language interpreters are available upon request. Seating will be reserved in several front right rows for participants needing ASL accommodations. Requests for accommodations for those with disabilities should be made to as soon as possible but at least 21 days prior to the event.

Not Permitted: Backpacks and large bags are not permitted in The Classic Center Theatre.

Parking: Limited parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in The Classic Center parking deck. This deck requires a $10 fee to be paid by card upon entry. Once The Classic Center deck is full, parking is available in the downtown and campus parking decks listed below.

Courthouse Deck | 355 E. Hancock Ave.
College Ave. Deck | 265 College Ave.
UGA North Campus Deck | 230 S. Thomas St.
West Washington Deck | 125 W. Washington St. 

Hotel Accommodations InformationThe following hotels are an easy walk to The Classic Center. 

Hyatt Place Downtown | 412 N Thomas Street | 706.425.1800

Hilton Garden Inn | 390 E Washington Street | 1855.618.4697

Homewood Suites | 750 E Broad Street | 706.548.3500

Graduate Athens | 295 E Dougherty Street | 706.252.3690

Hotel Indigo | 500 College Avenue | 1877.859.5095

Holiday Inn Athens | 197 E Broad Street | 1877.859.5095