TEDxSanAntonio Speaker Application for Fall 2019 Main Event
Thank you for your interest in participating in TEDxSanAntonio Fall 2019 Main Event.

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.

This application includes three sections to submit information regarding your proposed talk. Please read the application instructions thoroughly before submitting.

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

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NOTE: This years Main Event will be a half-day event and will include about 10 speakers.

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Job Title/Role
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Preferred Mailing Address
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Preferred Phone/Contact Number *
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Preferred Email Address *
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Please read the TEDx Speaker 10 Commandments. Do you agree to abide by them? *
Right Click the following link to open in a new window to keep this form open. Speaker 10 Commandments: http://TEDxSanAntonio.com/speak/
Your "Big Idea"
Please read the application instructions thoroughly before submitting.
Promote your "big idea". (VIDEO SUBMISSION) *
Create a short (90s), informal video of you responding to this question. Please no previously recorded videos. Include why your "big idea" should be selected by explaining how it changes attitudes, lives, and, ultimately, the world. Why is it important to you? Why should it be important to the TEDx audience? In what way is it new, innovative, or different? When recorded and uploaded, please provide the URL here. NOTE: If it's posted privately, please provide any information required necessary for our committee members to access and view your video.
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In 200 words or less, what "big idea" do you propose to share in your TEDxSanAntonio talk/performance? *
Please be specific and thorough. If your “big idea” does not adhere to the TEDx Content Guidelines (http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf), TEDxSanAntonio may not be your venue at this time.
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Select One Preferred Talk Time: *
Talk/performance times ranging from 6 to 15 minutes allow us to create an interesting day for our audience. Please select the time slot that is most preferred, but understand that your preferred time slot is not guaranteed.
Select One Preferred Approach: *
What qualifies you to speak about this subject? *
Include credentials, occupation, university degree or degrees, honors or distinctions, recent work, direct experience around the subject of your “big idea”, etc.
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Please provide links to information that will help the committee better understand you and your talk idea.
What specifically are you and/or others actively doing to pursue the idea? What applied and/or evidence-based research is being done to support this idea? Examples: blogs, books, articles, videos that further explain and support your idea.
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Have you presented at a TED or TEDx event before? *
Yes/No - If yes: When/Where/Topic?
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Are you familiar with the TEDx presentation format? *
Speaker Agreement & Expectations
ATTENTION: Please make sure to review this section carefully. Notated dates are subject to change. Selected speakers will be notified via email of any changes.
I understand that TEDxSanAntonio is a half-day of interactive dialog between speakers attendees, and speakers are required to stay at the venue all day on Saturday, November 9, 2019. *
You won’t go hungry – we provide food and snacks
I understand that if chosen to be a speaker, I must:
1. Attend TEDxSA Orientation on either Saturday, August 24, 2019 (morning) or Wednesday, August 27, 2019 (evening). Attendance is mandatory. *
2. Participate in at least one group rehearsal on Saturday, September 21 (morning), Thursday, October 3 (evening), or Saturday, October 19 (morning) *
3. Attend the technical rehearsal and speaker reception with our TEDxSanAntonio sponsors on Friday, November 8, 2019. *
I agree to work with a TEDxSanAntonio appointed curator (Talk coach) to help refine my presentation. *
Being chosen as a speaker or performer is only the first step in a long journey to the Big Day. As a speaker, you will have plenty of time to prepare your talk with the assistance of an appointed curator, who will be available to give advice and guidance on the process and your talk, deadlines for deliverables, and any additional logistics. Your appearance on the TEDxSanAntonio stage is dependent on cooperation with your curator in addition to attendance at the events listed above. If you have any questions about working with a TEDxSanAntonio curator, email Angelica Mata at Angelica@TEDxSanAntonio.com
I understand that if selected as a speaker, I will be allowed one guest to attend at no cost. *
Additional attendees will be required to purchase tickets.
I understand that children (15 and younger) are not allowed in the audience during the event to allow for open and uncensored dialog. *
This includes the children of our selected speakers.
I affirm that I am 18 years of age or older. *
Applicants younger than 18 must have written permission from a parent / guardian to speak on stage at TEDxSanAntonio.
I affirm that as the parent / guardian of the above mentioned applicant, they have my permission to speak on stage at TEDxSanAntonio.
Please include your first and last name to acknowledge you understand the statement above. Include contact information should any further inquiries need to be addressed.
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