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Behind the scenes: Setting up for TEDGlobal 2014
Rehearsals are done; attendees have arrived. TEDGlobal 2014: South! is in full effect in Rio de Janeiro, with mainstage talks starting tomorrow morning. Here’s what it took to get there.
Inside the Beach Theater, workers attend to the final touches while our crew tests the lights. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED
The Beach Theater is covered in more than 1,000 beach umbrellas (to be re-used). Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED
A worker creates a lightweight chandelier out of cord, just outside the Beach Theater. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
More than 40 education-focused organizations around the city of Rio de Janeiro will be watching a free livestream of the conference. Read more about TED Para Todos. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
Multicolored seating is loaded into the Beach Theater. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED
Row upon row of beach umbrellas lines the theater. Each one was set up by hand. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
Setting up casual spaces in the Copacabana Palace Hotel. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
A long view of Rio’s Copacabana Beach, with the Beach Theater in a spot of sunlight. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
This way to the beach … Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
An event tent with a view of the ocean. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED
Bright blocks of seating in the simulcast lounge. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
A space to chill on the TED Beach. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
Stay tuned to the TED Blog for detailed coverage of TEDGlobal 2014.