TEDxSFU:Shift Speaker Application 2017
Theme Description
Humankind is defined by shifts in perspective, a necessary catalyst for inspiring action. TEDxSFU: Shift aims to recognize, characterize and question our ideas, philosophies and environments. Uniting societal leaders in a focused unearthing of shifting paradigms. Each shift represents a clarified vision, and a crystal clear alternative to a life-altering decision. By pulling together the fibres that compose epiphanies, we seek to evoke breakthroughs in and throughout our communities.

TEDxSFU 2017 encourages community members to shift their filter, take-on an objective lense, and step outside the bounds of habitual action. By listening to the experiences of our speakers and empathizing with their defining insights, we urge communities to breakthrough relics of thought and take action towards an enlightened future.

In what ways have you shifted humankind? What is your idea worth spreading?

Application Deadline & Speaker Commitment
Deadline to Apply: April 26, 2017 at 11:59PM. Successful applicants will be contacted to set up an audition date to pitch their ideas on May 6 or 7, 2017.

Commitment: All chosen speakers must attend a speaker orientation, at least 3 coaching and curation sessions over the months approaching the conference, and 2 rehearsals within the two weeks prior to the TEDxSFU 2017 conference; held this Fall 2017. Please be aware that as a speaker, you are committing to an iterative, ongoing curation process, and therefore must open your schedule and material for feedback and practice.

Please contact Aris Grout, the Director of Content Development, at content@tedxsfu.com, if you have any questions.

Good luck!

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