The TEDActive experience in 15 animated GIFs

Inspired by our friends over at the TED Fellows team and their genius portrayal of the TED Fellows experience — with cat GIFs — we decided to create our own GIF-worthy post. The subject? The TEDActive experience, of course.

1. When you’re getting on the plane to go to TEDActive. (We’re going to Whistler, Canada this year!)

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2. You get there and realize that everyone is new and it’s kind of like the first day of school.

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3. But then you realize that everyone is super friendly and wants to talk to you.

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4. And don’t fret if you’re a newbie, because veterans will treat you like this:

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5. If you’re a veteran, you already know the drill.

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6. You get an awesome seat in the theater (preferably a red bean bag).

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7. Kelly and Rives, the TEDActive hosts, introduce the conference.

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8. When a TED speaker blows your mind.

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9. When you have that elusive TED moment, that magical lightning bolt of inspiration that only happens at a TED conference, it sometimes looks like this:

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Or this.

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10. When it’s the next day and there’s an early morning session and you haven’t had your cup of coffee yet.

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11. When you’re late to the next session and you want to get a good seat.

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12. When you’re in the TEDActive book store and you want everything.

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13. Opening the TED gift bag:

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14. The end of the week party!

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15. Going home with your brain tingling with new ideas and positive energy.

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