TEDxSanAntonio Speaker Application/Nomination
Thank you for your interest in participating in TEDxSanAntonio.

In the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading”, TEDx was created to help local communities, organizations, and individuals to spark conversation and connection.

Please read the application instructions thoroughly before submitting them. You are free to nominate yourself.

What ideas are we looking for?

- Something that’s new and surprising—an idea or invention that our audience has never heard about.

- Ideas that need to be defended—not something self-evident, but an interesting argument, perhaps with an antagonist.

- A great basic idea (that our audience has maybe already heard) with a compelling new argument behind it that challenges beliefs and perspectives (e.g., a scientific discovery that changes how we think about frogs, a philosophical argument that reshapes our notions of friendship, etc.).

In other words, an idea isn’t just a story or a list of facts. A good idea takes certain evidence or observations and draws a larger conclusion. Watch Chris Anderson’s video to better understand how we think about ideas.

We are currently seeking ideas across subjects in, but not limited to:
Clean energy
Built environment
Transportation
Food systems
Nature
Mental health
Wellness
Healthcare technologies
Neuroscience
Cultural preservation
Criminal justice
Public policy
Housing
Agricultural conservation
Education technology
Expanding access
History
Spoken word
Dance
Performance
Art

We look forward to learn more about you and your "big idea".

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NOTE: As per TED license rules, we are unable to accept submissions from professional speakers, such as motivational speakers and professional life coaches.
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