BECOME A TEDX SPEAKER
APPLY TO SPEAK
The next TEDxKingstonUponThames event will take place in 2021.
The event theme is Life Finds A Way.
We’re very aware of the ever evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are optimistic that our event will run in January without the need for social distancing measures. The situation will be reviewed – in line with official Government decisions – and any changes to date or venue will be clearly communicated to all.
Applications to speak open on Monday 15th June 2020.
Applications close midnight on Sunday 2nd August 2020.
Interviews will take place via Zoom on various dates in August and September, specific dates TBC.
Please make sure you read our terms and conditions before applying. By applying you agree to these terms and conditions.
Before you apply, here are some pointers.
Title of your proposed TEDx Talk
The title needs to sum up your subject matter and grab attention. Think about when a TEDx talk is on Youtube, what title would make you want to watch the whole talk?
We say ‘brief overview’ because TEDx talks are only 18 minutes maximum, which is not a particularly long time. Talks need to have focus, a point of view and deliver a take-away that leaves your audience with something to ponder. Try and say too much and you could end up saying nothing.
What makes you uniquely placed to deliver this talk?
The question of ‘what makes you uniquely placed to deliver this talk?’ is very important, the authenticity of your talk hinges on you being the best or only person to deliver this talk.
There is no magic formula. Get a friend to read your application and give their opinion before you send it. If it seems too obvious or too similar to a lot of other TEDx talks, this will probably be the feedback from our committee. If it’s a unique, authentic and personal story, it will most likely stand out. Give it your best shot and give it some personality.
Link to video
Please use YouTube or Vimeo.
Ideally a 1 minute to camera introduction to you and your talk topic. It doesn’t have to be the highest quality, a quick phone video is fine. A video of another speaking engagement would also be great but is not necessary if you’re new to public speaking. If the video is password protected, please enter this below the video link.
Link to website / social media
Link to a website and social media channel that might tell us more about who you are.