TEDxLehighRiver | PEOPLE MEET. IDEAS FLOW.
HOW TO BECOME A
Do you have an Idea Worth Spreading?
We invite applications from those of you with big, unique, and new ideas worth spreading.
You can apply to bring your unique idea to the TEDxLehighRiver community in 3 ways:
Main Event - These talks are related to a main theme, are part of a curated group of selected ideas/speakers, are performed live or live streamed to be experienced by a curated audience. They are edited and uploaded to TED.com and made public pending approval by the TED organization.
Studio Talk - These talks are pre-recorded, standalone talks that are shared via an online streaming platform. They are edited and uploaded to TED.com and made public pending approval by the TED organization.
Virtual Conversation - These are moderated discussions based on your submitted idea. They are live streamed and are not edited, recorded or uploaded to TED.com for public viewing. The recording of the live stream is hosted on TEDxLehighRiver.com after the livestream event has occurred and remains on Facebook.
How to become a speaker:
1. Submit a speaker application
Applications are now available for our next event. Complete and submit the online application form. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.
2. We'll contact you
Speakers with great ideas will be considered and contacted by the TEDxLehighRiver curating committee.
The coach is a guide for the speaker on their journey of refining and delivering the talk of their life. Coaches help speakers step back from their idea, see fresh perspectives on what parts of the talk best support their idea, and which should be removed, and how they can structure content in a clear, concise and compelling way. Coaches will help balance analytical and emotional components that will really engage the audience. It is important that speakers can make a time commitment to work on drafts, work with coaches to review and refine, and repeat multiple times until the talk is ready.
Who should apply to be a speaker?
Do you have an idea worth spreading? We invite applications from those of you with big, unique, and new ideas worth spreading.
Are you or is someone you know the right speaker to share:
An idea that represents BIG thinking, beyond
what we already know and understand; ideas that
explore new applications and creative innovations?
Something innovative that you are doing?
Important work that you are doing, unique to our community?
Something about which you are passionate?
We are looking for thought leaders with BIG IDEAS; risk-takers making strides in research, changes in our social contract, advancing ideas that challenge convention.
What is a TEDxTalk?
A TEDxTalk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes. (In fact, some of the greatest TEDTalks have been as short as 5 minutes long!)
What is a great, well-formed idea?
An idea isn’t just a story or a list of facts. A good idea takes certain evidence or observations and draws a larger conclusion.