Proposal: TEDx Salt Lake City Sponsorship 2017


Feb 12, 2017
TEDx Salt Lake City Sponsorship 2017

Original proposal was broken due to malformed address and I resubmitted.
Link to bug report.
Orginal Proposal

I’m proposing the Dash community becomes a premier sponsor of the TEDx Salt Lake City 2017 show on Saturday September 9th 2017 hosted on the University of Utah campus. It is an all day event which features 12 speakers and up to 1500 attendees including about 300 students. The Dash logo will be displayed on the intro of every TEDx video along with several other sponsors and a couple large corporations including Century Link and Adobe. Dash is almost guaranteed to be the only premier sponsor (the highest level) and will be shown in the best position on the video/banners/etc. This should make Dash the first crypto currency to sponsor a TEDx event that I am aware of.

Event Background
TEDx SLC started in 2011 and has become one of the best TEDx events in the United States. Some methodology originated at TEDx SLC has been implemented by TED and mirrored at other TEDx events. Last year’s videos resulted in over 4 million views online and previous year talks have been featured on the TED site. Not all TEDx events are the same and normally they start with fairly small audiences of 100 to prove themselves and after years or successful events they become approved for larger crowds. This event normally sells out well before the show date so watch for tickets if you would like to go.

This Proposal
$12,000 USD or 171.42 Dash @ $70 each & conversion fees.
+5 Dash for proposal fee
+17.58 Dash for travel/supplies. 2-3 trips to SLC. 4 nights minimum.
194.0 Dash.

@coingun/Jeff with the core team will handle escrow. Proof here

A 2nd proposal will be submitted by August for paper wallet giveaways. We plan to walk through the paper wallet process with the crowd. See below.

The Booth & sponsorship
I’d like to arrange to temporarily get some of the existing booth materials used at Miami if possible. We would have at least 4 people at the booth helping attendees with any questions or issues. Dash is likely to be the only booth at the event as most sponsors do not usually get a booth. We get 10 seats up front in the area that is usually $100 per seat and normal seats are $50. Seats will be given first to dash team members then to local Dash users.

Amanda Johnson
For full disclosure she has submitted a speaker application to this TEDxSLC event. The Dash sponsorship in no way improves her chances of speaking. However considering she has experience with public speaking as well as the fact that she is a Utah local increases her odds greatly over the hundreds of candidates. Most TEDx events try to use local speakers and we are lucky that both a highly skilled and large TEDx event and Amanda are in the same state!

My Role
I will be the primary coordinator at the event for anything Dash related. I will go to any pre-event meetings and teach anyone of the speakers or attendees time permitting. My name is Alex Wigley and I started my first business in 2004 after high school and have worked on a couple startups including running a booth at a couple trade shows. In 2014 I was a sponsor with a startup at TEDxSLC and attended in 2016 meeting staff and other sponsors both times. I currently work out of Southern Utah. I will travel to SLC for the pre event meet up with sponsors and speakers and the main event. I also plan to visit SLC in the months beforehand to meet with TEDxSLC staff as well.

The Dash logo will be visible on the top part of the sponsor slide, this is visible for 3 seconds before each tedx video. These videos go up on youtube channel and the ted site. The Dash logo will be scattered around on signage at the event. We intend to do some news worthy activities and hope to promote Dash every way possible.

Payment to TEDx
I will start the payment/conversion process using my funds and once treasury funding is confirmed. There is a small amount of room for conversion and price movement. I will cover the difference (reasonably) if the price happened to drop. Once TEDxSLC has confirmed receipt of the 12,000usd then the coins held in escrow will be transferred to my wallet. The Dash logo will be up on their website as well.

Why Utah? Why Salt Lake City?
Amanda & Pete are both local and Dash has a large meetup in the area. The startup community is strong. Utah is home to several large companies and has a high entrepreneur rate. Salt Lake City is much more progressive than other parts of Utah and has a fairly strong tech hub. People in Utah are less trusting of government and old systems than in many states. Thus far Utah is willing to challenge the government on money issues, especially with gold, much like Arizona. I expect Utah to be one of the first states to be supportive of crypto currency and press coverage should be easy to generate.

TEDxSLC will supply receipts directly to Jeff & anyone else. The Dash logo will be on the website shortly after receiving the funds.

Proposal 2 for Paper Wallet Giveaway (Will be submitted by August)
$7,500 USD allocated for giveaway. $5+ per attendee.
Travel expenses for Dash members arriving from out of state assuming they are available.

The Giveaway
The plan is to give paper wallets to the entire crowd and show everyone how to sweep a wallet. Each attendee would receive about $5 in Dash. I plan to have QR codes of non-profits that can receive Dash placed around the event as well for people who would like to give it away. Creation of the paper wallets will be coordinated with Jeff aka coingun.

Partner Information from TEDxSLC

Payment Address managed by @coingun Proof here
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Nitya Sattva

New Member
Nov 21, 2016

Those and meany more ugh, used to love TED(x) but these days nha. Feels more like a scam that is feeding of the good old days and it is clear why TED(x) is on the way out.

It might still be worth it for the exposure. Mostly wanted to say gl to the speaker, would not want to put anyone true that ordeal.

Edit: remove auto media tags ugh (so yha no link even those get converted)
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Feb 12, 2017
TED does not really benefit in any way from a TEDx. They are both non profits as well. There are many TEDx that are in the smaller stages that are not run as well, and i wouldn't want to sponsor. The TEDxSLC team is one of the best. Each dollar donated is leveraged nearly 10 times in time donation. Like it or not it's basically community outreach that all real organizations participate in some level which increases credibility etc.