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2017 IdeaFestival™ Student Speaker Application
Do you have an idea worth spreading? Consider sharing your innovative idea, experience or research through a short, powerful talk to help your audience develop a deeper understanding of our world.

Your thinking can be heard by hundreds at the 2017 Bluegrass IdeaFestival™Youth Day on April 19, 2017.
Join us to make a lasting impact. Inspire us. Let's be curious together.

Your ideas are better than ours.
Your peers will likely share your intrigue and inspiration for your topics.
But to get your neurons firing, below are a few topics to consider. Your topic ideas are NOT limited to these ideas.
We encourage outside-the-box themes.

-My Epic Failure
-What I wish I knew before college
-Changing the world before 20: Civic Engagement
- Musings from the iGeneration on _____________.
-Why I chose a community & technical college
-Changing my major/career—pitfalls and successes
-The Millennial Parodox
-How did I navigate my transition to life after high school?
-It’s OK to not know today what you want to do for the rest of your life. How did you choose your major/career?

The format of these talks are based on TED Teen Talks.
2016 TED Teen Talks
Computer Driven Machine
One Less Lonely Girl... or Boy
The Super 'I"
The Shakespearean Experience for Children
Expanding Scientific Horizons

2013 IdeaFestival™ Talks Recap:
Examples of Teen TED Talk:


How to Write Your Own Story
Make Your Own Way
Why I Live a Waste Free Life
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Phone Number: *
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County: *
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Name of School: *
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Current Grade: *
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Current Age: *
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Ethnicity (optional): *
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Summary of Talk: *
Please include the 3 most important ideas.
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Title of Talk: Musings from the iGeneration on Polarization & Partisanship *
Must be 5-10 minutes in length.
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Why do you believe your talk needs to be heard? *
Why is it important? How does it challenge current ways of thinking? How is it unique?
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Is there anything else you think we should know about you? *
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Public speaking experience is not required and coaching will be provided. However, if you do have public speaking experience, please describe below. *
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A projector, Windows laptop, clicker, and microphone will be provided. Will your presentation require any additional equipment?
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Any questions or concerns?
A member of our Student Review Committee will contact you by April 11th.
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