Press and media coverage of the events and about the TEDxIUT Talks online are always welcome. However a few rules apply:
Primarily, please note TEDxIUT is not TED, it is neither ‘the IUT Chapter of TED’. It is an independently, locally organized event under license from TED and following the TEDx guidelines. While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. The ‘x’ in ‘TEDx’ stands for “independently organized events.” Any headline or text which implies “TED” is coming to [location] is misleading.
For more information on TEDx, visit http://www.ted.com/tedx.
General PR Rules
Anyone is welcome to write/blog/tweet/flickr/instagram about TEDxIUT anytime.
All official communications about ‘TEDxIUT’ must be routed through Tawhid Aziz, he may be contacted only via email: email@example.com
Any content published/transmitted beyond her knowledge/concern in any media about TEDxIUT is not authorized as official and will be regarded as personal comments of the author or the media.
At/during the Event
Journalists are most welcome to attend the event as regular attendees (our regular attendance rules apply, journalists have to apply as attendees, get accepted and pay for the ticket if there’s any fees, or be invited as a personal guest), we generally do not send any official invitation to any media to cover the event at the venue. However, journalists are always welcome to write about TEDxIUT, the event, speakers, ideas, projects etc.
There may not be any special privilege/arrangement for journalists at the event. Journalists may not expect any special access, free pass, reserved seat, technical arrangements etc. at the venue. They will be regarded equally as other attendees.
Journalists may not record video/audio at the event inside the auditorium.
Journalists may not be allowed to enter the event with any ‘recognizable logo of their media’ i.e.: camera/ microphone/ recorder/ uniform or any article/gadget that has a visible logo/name of their ‘media organization’ will NOT be allowed inside a TEDxIUT venue.
Members of the press are not allowed to take pictures of or film/videotape at the event. We will provide links where we will post high quality photos of the event, during or right after the event.
You may wonder why we don’t want journalists to be visible at the event: We want to make people feel comfortable, easy and open. Presence of TV camera / Radio microphone disturbs the comfortable ambience. We also don’t want to make anyone feel ‘less important’. We believe every single attendee and speaker at TEDxIUT is extraordinary and equal. Since you possibly cannot interview them ALL, we want you to do it as discretely as possible. The ban over recording video/audio is a policy set by TED and there will be no exception. As we believe we know the best about how to deal with the videos of our talks and we want to avoid random piece of videos of the same contents floating around YouTube. So for videos you have to wait until we publish them.