The big day is almost here! TEDxDetroit 2022 kicks off bright and early 8am Wednesday morning at the historic Music Hall in Detroit. Here are a few answers to the questions we’ve been receiving:
What time does this shindig start?
Get here at right at 8am. There’s plenty to see, hear and do before the first speaker takes the stage at 9:30am. See the schedule below.
Is lunch included?
No. Lunch is not included. You’re on your own for lunch, but there are plenty of great options. There will be a food truck rally featuring Hero or Villian Sidekick, The Lobster Truck, Slaw Dogs, and Coronados Southwest Tacos in TEDxLabs at Music Hall. So many flavorful options are a short walk away. Music Hall has a great list of nearby restaurants.
I can’t find my ticket!
Check your spam folder (search for TEDxDetroit or Connect Space). Receipts were sent automagically as you purchased them. If we charged your credit card, your name badge will be waiting for you at the door.
The forecast is iffy right now. TEDxLabs is outdoors. Most is under a tent, but check the weather on the way down and maybe bring an umbrella or poncho.
There are plenty of surface lots surrounding Music Hall. Pricing varies day-to-day. Plan on $10-$20 for parking. Music Hall has a list of nearby parking.
Should I bring cash?
Yes. And a credit card. Bring money to pay for parking, snacks, lunch, books, t-shirts, swag, shopping in TEDxLabs, and maybe a beverage afterward.
Can I buy extra tickets at the door or bring a friend?
Yes (until we sell out – just a few). Bring a credit card or cash (exact change is appreciated).
Can I get a t-shirt?
Yes. TEDxDetroit t-shirts and zip hoodies plus mugs, notebooks and stickers will be available for sale at the event.
What’s the hashtag?
Plenty of folks will be sharing the action and ideas on social media. Please use and tag @TEDxDetroit (always capitalize TED lowercase x initial cap Detroit no spaces between) when mentioning the conference on social media. Use the #TEDx hashtag (people around the world follow this hashtag) and #Detroit hashtag if there’s room (spread good news about Detroit).
WiFi is available if we all play nice. Please, no streaming. Turn off our auto-updates. Bring a power strip and make a friend.
Will there be a livestream?
Yes. We’ll link the stream from, but there’s no substitute for experiencing the talks, performances, labs, and tours in person.
Who is putting this whole shebang together?
A big team of talented folks who love our city, our state, business, innovation, and art. You can meet the producers and sponsors on our website. Say thank you when you have a chance.
What’s the schedule?
The day is packed. Come early with an open mind. Stay late with new friends and ideas.
Wednesday, October 26th
  • Doors to the public open at 8am.
  • Arrival experience with this year’s artist-in-residence Scott McDuffee plus live music by jazz pianist Noah Sklar.
  • 9:30am Session One On The Music Hall Stage
  • 11:00am TEDxLabs And Food Truck Rally Outside
  • 1:00pm Session Two On The Music Hall Stage
  • 2:30pm TEDxLabs Outside
  • 3:30pm Session Three On The Music Hall Stage
  • 6pm Event Ends
9:30 – 11 Session One
  • Afro Moone (Music Performance)
  • Renée Walker
  • Vince Paul
  • Mujeeb Ijaz
  • The Triple 7/Angie Macs’ Skate Fam Experience
  • Steve Lowisz
  • Tim Finkel
  • Quinton Robinson (Steel Pan Performance)
  • Kwaku Osei
  • Andy Didorosi
  • Benji Rosenzweig
1:00 – 2:30 Session Two
  • Deon Forrest (Music Performance)
  • Roop Raj & Huel Perkins
  • Sarah Welch
  • Michael Angelo Caruso
  • Quinton Robinson (Spoken Word Performance)
  • Justin Turk
  • Gail Perry-Mason
  • Daniel Martin
  • Mike Geeter
  • Stefan Tongur
  • Princess Castleberry
3:30 – 5:30 Session Three
  • Paula Ruffin
  • Sydney Davis
  • Rochelle Riley
  • Jon Rimanelli
  • Big Strick (Music Performance)
  • Ian Prukner
  • Craig Degenfelder & Neal Dreisig
  • Jacob Barr
  • Dion Walcott
  • Quinton Robinson (Performance)
  • Jenny Feterovich
  • Aya Waller-Bey
Thanks again for being a part of TEDxDetroit 2022. It’s going to be an inspiring day in Detroit. Looking forward to seeing you bright and early Wednesday morning.