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Apply now to become a speaker at the very first TEDxLeidenUniversity

About TED and TEDx events:

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, TEDx events are run on a community-by-community basis, in order to share ideas and unique content in communities all around the world. A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos, previously recorded at TED conferences, are shared with its audience. A TEDx event is organized by volunteers from the local community, and just like TED events, it lacks any commercial, religious or political agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection and community.

How to become involved as a TEDx Speaker:

Are you a great thinker, doer or idea-generator? Have you always dreamed about sharing your knowledge, ideas or visions? Do you have a specific idea or project that you want to share with your community and the world? Does it fit into the event’s theme BUILDING BRIDGES?

Then now is your time to speak up and take initiative! We, the team of TEDxLeidenUniversity, are looking for motivated students or alumni who are ready to become a speaker at our upcoming TEDxLeidenUniversity event taking place in the Spring Semester 2018.

The event and talks will be held completely in English.

What do you have to do?

  1. Prepare a short paragraph (max. 100 words) in which you outline the main idea underlying your prospective TEDx Talk.
  2. Make a short video (max. 3 min.) in which you answer the following questions:
    1. What makes your idea unique and “worth spreading”?
    2. How does it fit into our TEDx theme Building Bridges

Be creative, be innovative and blow our mind with what you have to say!

Develop your idea and take part in making TEDxLeidenUniversity an unforgettable experience. Send an email with your application to speakers@tedxleidenuniversity.com and make sure to also include your CV. Applications are open until 10th of December midnight. We are looking forward to see and hear from you!

Feel free to contact us via email in case you have any further questions about the application procedure.