TEDxUGA Stage Manager: 2014 — 2016
Background: Through TEDxUGA, one of the most successful TEDx organizations in the world, University of Georgia students, faculty, and alumni have had the opportunity to showcase the innovations that make UGA a world-class public university, all while making connections that strengthen and enrich the community. Since 2013, the TEDxUGA conference has drawn hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni together to experience ideas worth sharing.
My roles: As a member of the production team, I designed set materials and managed the presenters and technical equipment for two major TEDx events each academic year: the Student Idea Competition in the fall and TEDxUGA in the spring. Below are the installation set art pieces I created for TEDxUGA 2015 and 2016.
Challenges: In my role as Stage Manager, I was responsible for designing set materials and performance experiences in compliance with detailed TED organization regulations. I worked with local artists and with TED's international office to develop resources for the TEDxUGA organization, including guides for sourcing paints and other materials.
All photos by John Weatherford.