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Ted Fellows

Hello Lucky Attendees of The 2013 Ted Fellows Retreat!

We're Timbuk2 and we're honored to provide custom Timbuk2 messenger bags for the 2013 TED Fellows Retreat. Rather than giving you a standard issue retreat bag you'll never use and wish you didn't have to deal with, we're welcoming you to customize a Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag. Your bag will be hand-made in San Francisco and is guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Once you have your custom messenger in your hot hands, the two of you can cycle through the city, jet from Seoul to Shanghai, trek up a mountain, crush deals at the office, picnic in the park, or tote your tiny pup. You'd be surprised what messenger bags get up to . . . whatsinyourbag.com.

Now What Do I Do?

Customize the bag on timbuk2.com , we'll sew it in our San Francisco factory, and you'll pick it up at TED Fellows Retreat registration. Ready? Here we go:

  1. Click here and customize a bag per the list of included features below.

  2. Add bag to your cart.
  3. Enter your billing details.
    You will not be charged if you stick to the included features (see below).

  4. Enter your shipping details.
    All bags that stick to the included list of features will be shipped directly to the TED Fellows Retreat for a big reveal. That means that if you stick to the list of included features, your shipping address will not be used.

  5. Enter the case-sensitive code TED emailed you at checkout.
  6. Pick-up your bag at the TED Fellows Retreat registration.
  7. Rock your handmade-in-San-Francisco Timbuk2 custom messenger with pride.

Easy, right?

Fine Print That Counts

Excluded Features: Excluded features are not recommended. They can be purchased at your own expense, but accessories will ship separately (i.e. they will not attend the TED Fellows Retreat). Please stick to included features; see the list of included and excluded product details below.

Fabrics: All fabric options are included. Go wild!

Liner Color: All bags will be given a special printed liner designed by the TED Fellows team. Therefore, the liner color selected by the user will not be included, but rather replaced by the TED printed liner (which is awesome).

Product Details: Included V. Excluded Features

Style: Classic Messenger Bag
Size: Medium

Included Features Excluded Features (We know it's hard, but please avoid these.)
All fabric options Crater Laptop Sleeve
Binding color Grab Strap
Timbuk2 logo color Tails or Compression Straps with Tabs
Reflective tabs or tails On-strap Accessories (Additional Strap Pad, Beerdaleer, etc.)
Slash pocket Any/all other ready-made products on timbuk2.com
Liner color  

Big Bold Questions

What bag do I get?
See details in the chart above.

What if I want options that are excluded?
Product details that are excluded are not included in the TED coupon and may not be ordered using the coupon code TED provides you.

How do I pay for my bag?
Enter the coupon code TED emailed you. So long as you stuck to the included options, you won't have to pay a dime.

Where will my bag be made?
San Francisco! See Timbuk2's factory here.

Where do I pick up my bag?
You will pick up your custom Timbuk2 Messenger Bag at registration at the TED Fellows Retreat.

What if I don't want to customize a bag?
If you choose not to customize a bag, you will be given a Timbuk2 messenger bag designed by the TED team.

Still stuck?
Contact customerservice@timbuk2.com and we'll blaze forward together.

About Timbuk2

Timbuk2 is a San Francisco original. We were founded in a San Francisco garage in 1989 by a bike messenger named Rob Honeycutt and have continuously manufactured in the city's Mission District ever since. Rob made products that served his needs as a messenger, but it was never that simple. He had huge drive, a knack for brand, and an obsession with just-in-time manufacturing. Timbuk2 brought customization to the masses, selling custom messengers to bike shops in the 90's and launching the first online customizer in 1999. Our product offering has grown to include luggage and laptop bags, but the made-in-San-Francisco custom messenger remains our iconic style and the heart and soul of our company.

About TED Fellows

The TED Fellows program recognizes extraordinary, iconoclastic individuals at work on world-changing ideas, offering them tools to amplify the power of their vision. Each year, TED selects a group of 40 Fellows, inviting them to a private Fellows conference in conjunction with either TED or TEDGlobal. The Fellows conference offers skill-building courses taught by world experts, an opportunity to network with the Fellows community, and the chance to present their own work to the TED community in an onstage talk, which is filmed and considered for TED.com. At the end of the fellowship year, TED selects ten Fellows to participate in an extended two-year Senior Fellowship — bringing them to five consecutive conferences.

While TED focuses on attracting applicants living or working in the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East, the fellowship considers applicants from all over the globe. TED seeks remarkable thinkers and doers who have shown unusual accomplishment, exceptional courage, moral imagination, and the potential to create positive change in their respective fields — including technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship, the NGO community and beyond.

As part of the fellowship, TED2014 Fellows will join the TED community in Vancouver, BC, Canada for TED2014, March 17 — 21, 2014, where they will attend as full conference participants, preceded by a three-day Fellows conference designed especially to inspire, empower and support their work. At this conference, Fellows will enjoy valuable skill-building workshops and deliver a short talk to the TED community, to be filmed and considered for TED.com. Learn more here.