The Experience

Real Time Book

Creativity is about taking risks. It’s about jumping head first into an idea without knowing how it will turn out. It’s as much about loving the process as it is the result.


During the TEDxRVA event, a team of designers, writers, photographers and producers joined forces to make a hardcover book in real time. From 7:00am to 7:00pm they designed page layouts, wrote copy, took pictures, organized files and scoured the social channels for inspirational audience reaction.


They printed, cut and trimmed, punched holes and bound. At the end of the day, the team created something beautiful together – a 70 page book that captured the day’s inspiration, interactions and energy.


Whether you were at the event, watched it online or are just interested in seeing what happened, this beautifully raw collection of speakers, creative experiences and audience insights was made just for you.

The book is now available for free to view here! Click on the pages to get a closer view.

You can download the PDF version of the book by clicking here or if you would like to own this beautifully made book, you can purchase (only paying production fees) an original hardcover by clicking here.

Enjoy and please let us know what you think.

- The TEDxRVA Team


Many thanks to the Real Time Book team: John Mills, Terence Sullivan, Jennifer Elsner, Scott Hudson, Susan Higgins, Jason Lefton, Bird Cox, Constance Costas, Elizabeth Cogar, Cody Whitby, Jay Paul, and Mallory Benedict.