TED2014 in Vancouver, BC begins tonight - but I arrived early to get my bearings, my credentials & some swag. Below are a few images from my wanderings...beginning w/ Chris Anderson's welcome letter to this year's event.

TED swag is legendary & this year's was terrific, from TOM's Shoe's new coffee service, to S'well water bottles to cool headphones and finally a decent-sized TED messenger bag.

We also explored our new surroundings here on the waterfront in Vancouver, a new location for TED after 29 years in California...and it's fabulous!

That's it for TED Day 0 - tomorrow a Day 1 recap.