TEDxUCLA: Focus | Martial Arts - Speaker Proposal
TEDxUCLA: Focus | Martial Arts will occur on May 25th, 2019 at UCLA’s World Famous Pauley Pavilion.
Are you (or is someone you know) exploring a unique perspective that’s promoting new insight? Pursuing extraordinary projects right here in our local community? Is there a compelling story that can change how we interpret and affect our world? Does the idea need to be shared to grow?
We measure proposals by the power of the idea, and if the platform of TEDxUCLA can help propel the idea forward. The speaker presenting the idea needs to have credibility in the space and be actively working on the idea, as well as have the time to work with us to do a compelling talk. (Fair warning, it is a lot of work, there are rounds of coaching, reviews, all with the intent of helping you hit a home run when you speak at this unique event).
This event's theme will be "Focus", while this theme is of course inherently connected to the martial arts, we are looking for all kinds of presentations on the theme. We are also seeking experiences and look at performance as an integral part of the event.
We’re seeking proposals from the UCLA community, and beyond. If you, or someone you know well, is doing something profound that’s appropriate for a TEDx Talk, please fill out the form below. While we’ll review all submissions, we are a small team and cannot respond to each proposal.
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Your Idea Worth Sharing and Talk Title
Details on the talk, and why it is a fit for TEDx
Have you or the proposed speaker already presented at TED or TEDx (We give strong preference to ideas not already share on the TED or TEDx stage)
Name of Proposed Speaker
Subject area, idea worth sharing, or why you think this person would be a great addition to TEDxUCLA. Please keep in mind, TEDx Talks are about powerful ideas that need to be shared to grow, to shift perceptions and to create wonder. The idea must be the #1 takeaway, the idea or experience is the star, not the person standing on stage.
What qualifies you to speak about this subject? We want to know your credentials and direct experiences around the subject you would like to share on the stage
What specifically are you, or the person you are nominating actively doing to pursue the idea?
How did you hear about TEDxUCLA: Martial Arts and Focus?
Word of Mouth
I understand that TEDx Speakers are not paid for their talks, are not compensated for any expenses getting to the conference, and the talks must strictly adhere to the TEDx Guidelines. If you are selected for the next round you will be contacted by the email submitted through this form.
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