Attendees: Review important day-of information here.
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This is a 400 seater state of the art auditorium with the most current in audio/visual technologies. The auditorium is located in the University Center, our student union. This building also has many other amenities that our guests and speakers are sure to enjoy: plenty of meeting spaces, lounges, food and dining, ATMs, a bookstore, fitness centers, among others. In addition to having state of the art equipment, McConomy auditorium also has some sentimental significance. The late Randy Pausch delivered his inspirational “The Last Lecture” in this very space. His message was viewed online tens of millions of times, and spread a message that is truly in the spirit of TED.
Carnegie Mellon University
One of the leading research universities in the world, Carnegie Mellon is an epicenter for innovation. Consistently ranked among the top universities in the United States and the world, Carnegie Mellon attracts some of the brightest and most diverse students and faculty from around the globe. The university is world renowned in a myriad of fields, ranging from cutting edge computer science to innovative design.
Getting to Carnegie Mellon
Address: 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
After arriving on campus, the first place to look for parking is the East Campus Parking Garage. Parking is free on weekends. There are entrances at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street and also on the south side of the garage closest to the University Center and Gesling Stadium. The south side entrance can be accessed on Forbes Avenue just past the intersection with Morewood Avenue. Additional parking is available in other locations throughout campus. For complete details, see the campus map.
Carnegie Mellon has more detailed information for visitors on their official website.
If you haven’t heard, TEDxCMU is an independently-organized TED event that takes place here at Carnegie Mellon University. TED is an annual conference held in California that brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers, doers, and makers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in just 18 minutes. TEDx is a program that allows communities to design their own TED-like events. We’re looking to push boundaries in terms of the quality of speakers we invite, the atmosphere of the event, and the amount of people our ideas can reach.