You heard it here first: TEDxWinnipeg 2020 speaker applications are now open!
Every year we invite the best and brightest minds in our community to share their ideas and stories on the TEDxWinnipeg stage – could it be YOUR turn this year?
We have a pretty complicated (and super-secret) method of choosing each talk, but here are a couple of pointers to help you get started:
Your idea is the most important part
Your idea is the most important part of your TEDxWinnipeg application! It needs to showcase something new or present a new way of exploring a topic.
We want to know what makes your idea unique, how it’s impacting our community, and what our audience will be able to take away and learn from it.
What makes you special
Tell us about your lived experience, and what makes you the perfect person to share your idea.
Does your talk fit?
In true TEDx style, we aim for a balance of technology, entertainment, and design, as well as a balance of gender and background each year.
If we get more than one of the same idea submitted in the same year, our speaker committee debates which idea will spark the most conversation among our audience.
Apply to Speak at TEDxWinnipeg 2020 Now
Applications to speak at TEDxWinnipeg 2020, taking place on Thursday, June 4, are now open, so apply now!
Applications close January 31, 2020, but that doesn’t mean you should wait. Start developing your idea using our blog post How Does the TEDxWinnipeg Committee Choose Our Speakers?
as your guide, and then submit your application.
We receive over 100 applications every year, which means we have to turn down lots of great ideas, but if you’ve applied before and weren’t selected, try again!
In 2018, one of our speakers made it to the stage after seven years of applying – you just never know when your idea is the one that will balance the day perfectly.
So if you’ve ever thought of speaking at TEDxWinnipeg, now’s the time! Applications are open until January 31, 2020, at www.tedxwinnipeg.ca/speak.
Is it your turn to be on our stage?