Speakers

SPEAKERS

Innovators, optimists, storytellers, & more

Applications are open for Speakers to participate in our 2019 TEDx Asheville!

Have a big idea? Speak at TEDxAsheville

Applications are being accepted through May 31st.

We will notify the finalists by Mid June.

SPEAKER GUIDELINES:

We seek accomplished and awe-inspiring speakers. Speakers while connecting genuinely with our audience must be able to convey a big idea or brand new information with passion and authority. We’re looking for speakers doing amazing work, or know something few do. You should have something truly important or unique to share, or perhaps can challenge our audience to think about in a very new way. Speakers should be able to communicate in a 12 min speaking slot.

TEDxAsheville is not the venue for first time/beginning speakers. We seek presenters who can argue for ideas which inspire. BIG ideas! Human stories – talks that will teach, entertain, make people think, make us laugh, cry or inspire actionWe are proud to bring high-caliber talks to the TEDxMarin community.

If your talk is, in essence, a “motivational talk” then please explain EXACTLY how you are breaking new ground. There is a high bar to clear for us when considering a motivational talk. If you have questions, email us at [email protected]

NOTE: Generally speaking, Talks which can touch peoples heart are far more interesting to us. However, any talk that profoundly challenges us to thing differently on big issues, or offers possible solutions to life’s vexing problems, we will be interested.

Only complete submissions can be considered. So please, take your time assembling your proposal info fully for the form below. Because we get many nominations, we are not able to answer all submissions.

Content:
Speakers must tell a story or argue for an idea. They may not use the TED stage to sell products, promote themselves or businesses. Every talk’s content must be original and give credit where appropriate. Speakers cannot plagiarize or impersonate other persons, living or dead.