• APPLY TO SPEAK

    EVENT NAME: TEDxColePark
    EVENT DATE: Saturday, October 17, 2020
    EVENT TIME: 10am - 1pm

  • DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA WORTH SHARING?

    We are now accepting speaker applications! Your talk proposal should address ideas that are relevant to local audiences, yet also appeal to the global TED and TEDx audience.

     

    The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 2, 2020.

  • SPEAKER APPLICATION TIPS

    1

    KNOW THE FORMAT

    Watch lots of TED and TEDx talks to become familiar with the format. We are looking for idea-centered talks, not motivational speeches, personal histories or sales pitches.

    2

    SUPPORT THE THEME

    Although it is not required, try to make sure your talk idea fits within the theme of our event. We are looking for a broad range of topics and ideas, but your talk should connect in some way with the overall focus of the event.

    3

    PROVIDE CREDENTIALS

    You don’t have to be THE expert on the topic you want to discuss, but you should be AN expert – or at least have some relevant experience or personal connection to the idea.

  • Review the TEDx Illustrated Speaker Guide.

    This is an especially helpful resource for planning your talk. We recommend reviewing it before submitting your talk idea.

  • READY TO SUBMIT YOUR TALK IDEA?

    All submissions will be reviewed by the TEDx speaker committee and evaluated based on originality, adherence to TEDx guidelines, audience appeal, and speaker credentials.
    Only a limited number of speakers will be accepted, and only accepted speakers will be notified.
    You may check on the status of your submission by emailing us at
    info@powerup.org.