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WiN Planning Committee


WiN Planning Committee

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Members: 16
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2011

Discussion Forum

2011 Event Sponsor Discussion

Started by Loyan Roylance. Last reply by William Ray Ford Jun 5, 2011. 2 Replies

Use this thread to collaborate on sponsors for WiN 2011.View/edit the sponsors document  Continue

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2011 Event Programs Discussion

Started by Loyan Roylance. Last reply by Loyan Roylance Jun 3, 2011. 6 Replies

Use this thread to collaborate on programs for the WiN 2011 event.View/edit the Programs DocumentContinue

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2011 Event Open Discussion

Started by Loyan Roylance Jun 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Use this thread to collaborate on miscellaneous topics related to 2011 event planning.

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2011 Event Meeting Notes

Started by Mark W. Van Patten. Last reply by Mark W. Van Patten Jun 2, 2011. 2 Replies

Topics Addressed:Financials for WiN2010 (-$290)OSU Engagement:OSU’s Office of Research, the new Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development, the OSU Foundation, the newly named Office of University Relations and Marketing (formerly…Continue

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Comment Wall

Comment by Loyan Roylance on February 10, 2010 at 1:18am
The Cross-Pollinator draws associations and connections between seemingly unrelated ideas or concepts to break new ground. Armed with a wide set of interests, an avid curiosity, and an aptitude for learning and teaching, the Cross-Pollinator brings in big ideas from the outside world to enliven their organization. People in this role can often be identified by their open mindedness, diligent note-taking, tendency to think in metaphors, and ability to reap inspiration from constraints.
Comment by Mark W. Van Patten on February 10, 2010 at 7:48am
Fantastic message to set the tone and expectations of how we operate Loyan... This is the very definition of creativity and facilitation blended together. Thanks!
Comment by Loyan Roylance on February 16, 2010 at 10:01am
LOL, I misspelled committee!
Comment by Michael Laport on June 9, 2010 at 6:08pm

The proposed sponsorship packages available, as suggested by our steering committee and sales efforts. Please comment or use in your conversations with those interested in the event.

WiN Sponsorship Opportunities - 2010 - 1.1.doc
Comment by Mark W. Van Patten on June 10, 2010 at 9:34am
Great meeting last night! A few key action items:
Continued follow-up on securing a keynote speaker; Formation of a marketing committee to be led in the short-term by Michael Laporte; OSU will begin the process of setting up the registration landing pages for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors; Nick will continue with th eeffort to engage OPB for the PTF Town Hall; Next meeting is set for the 23rd...
Comment by William Ray Ford on February 4, 2011 at 11:40am
Anything to help the WiN to brand itself as the overarching network for entrepreneurship in the Linn, Benton area of the mid Willamette Valley! Bigger buttons!!!!!
Comment by Jason Prothero on September 23, 2011 at 2:02pm


Reading through the TEDx requirements and these come up as red flags:


  • TEDx events may not be used to promote spiritual or religious beliefs, commercial products or political agendas.
  • Organizers may not affiliate the TEDx or TED brand with other conferences, or with commercial endeavors.


General Rules


Attendance: Up to 100 individuals may attend your event. (Only individuals who have attended an official TED conference in person may organize an event with more than 100 attendees. I.e., the primary license holder -- the individual whose name is on the application form -- must have attended a TED conference. Having attended a TEDx event does not qualify you to host an event for more than 100 guests.)


Co-branding: We do not allow co-branding (i.e., connecting the TEDx logo/identity/name to the name of another organization), except in certain circumstances; pre-approval is always required:


Co-events: TEDx events are stand-alone events -- they may not be combined with or integrated into any pre-existing conference or event.




  • Approval: Before you approach any sponsors, you must use our form to submit a list of sponsors you would like to approach, along with an explanation of how you want them to be involved. Only when TED has approved this sponsor proposal may you reach out to them. If you want to add more sponsors after you've submitted your initial list, use the form to submit the new list.
  • Editorial control: Sponsors have no editorial control or veto power over your program.
  • The stage: Sponsors may not present from the stage. No one can pay to be included in the program; speakers are chosen by merit only.
  • Maximum contribution amount:
    • For events with less than 100 attendees, total sponsorship funding may not exceed $5,000 (in cash). (Instead, reach out to sponsors who can offer in-kind support.)
    • For events with more than 100 attendees, sponsorship funding may not exceed $20,000 (in cash) per sponsor. If your budget necessitates funding above this amount, you will need to get prior written approval from TED.
  • Payment: Vendors must be paid directly by sponsors -- not through the TEDx organizer.
  • Social media: Do not endorse your sponsors via your event's social media properties. You are not allowed to promote your sponsors on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media properties.
Comment by Jason Prothero on September 23, 2011 at 2:06pm

Basically, I doubt that WiN in its current form could include a TEDx event.


It might be possible to have a separate TEDx event the day after WiN.  It couldn't be directly related to WiN, but clearly there would be a connection.  We would encourage people to come to WiN/Ignite, stay the night, then go to TEDxCorvallis the next day.  Perhaps some local funds could even help make that happen since that would mean room taxes.


Just a thought for the future.  Unfortunately, it doesn't look like its happening this year.



Comment by Mark W. Van Patten on September 26, 2011 at 9:57am
Jason - That's a great idea and one that would appeal to many of our support constituents, especially the university and Visit Corvallis!.


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