If you're interested in speaking at our TEDx 2019 event, please ensure you are aware of the location and date of the event before completing the form below.

When filling out the form, please feel free to provide as much information as you feel is required so we have a good understanding of who you are and what your idea is.

Once we have received application, someone from our team will contact you as soon as we can.

Event Theme: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Location: Oldham library, and selected satellite venues for live broadcast
Date: The event takes place on Friday 19th July 2019, but you will also need to be available for a dress rehearsal prior - whether that be at the location or over video-link.

For our 2019 event, we will be selecting 8 speakers and would like each talk to be a maximum of 14 minutes.

Our event is licensed by TED, and as such we are bound by a number of TED requirements. Some information from the TEDx website is reproduced below. Please do get in touch with us or view all the TEDx speaker requirements if you have any further questions before applying.

Payment: TEDx events may never pay speakers. No one can pay to be included in the program. Speakers cannot sponsor any part of your event, in-kind or otherwise.

Presentations: Every talk's content must be in compliance with copyright law. Speakers must inform you beforehand of any third-party material that will be used in their presentations and seek written permissions to copyrighted materials when applicable. TED cannot assist with this process or act as a consultant on individual cases.

Content: If talks break the Content Guidelines, we reserve the right to insist on their removal from TEDx branded distribution outlets, and license renewal is unlikely.

No commercial agenda. Speakers should not promote their own products, books, or businesses or those of a company which employs them. The only exception is where they have specifically been invited to give a powerful product demo, or to describe the ideas in their book, and here the focus should still be on the technology and/or the ideas.

A TEDx event is not a platform for professional speakers, such as motivational speakers and professional life coaches. Its purpose is to give a platform to those who don’t often have one.

If selected, speakers will receive detailed information relating to the event, running time, speaking slot and personal speaker preparation with our team on the build up to the event. Selected speakers will be required to commit to the event, dress rehearsals the day before and rehearsals in the run up to the event.

To be considered for our 2019 event, please submit your application by Friday 31st May, 2019.

Email address *
Full Name *
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Tell us about yourself? *
What you do day-to-day and what interests you about TED and TEDx.
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Tell Us About Your Proposed Talk *
What is the subject or title of your talk along with a brief summary.
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Have you presented this talk before? *
If 'Yes' please tell us where and when.
If possible supply a video link or upload at the end of this application.
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Tell Us About Your Experience *
Do you have any experience in public speaking or speaking at events such as TEDx? Even if this is your first time speaking, we’d really love to hear from you! Please include any links to your previous talks if you have them.
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Anything else you would like us to know when we are reviewing your application?
Please take this opportunity to tell us anything else you think would be helpful for us to know as part of the speaker selection process.
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