TEDxSalem V Speaker Application
Thank you for your interest in speaking at TEDxSalem V. We are excited to hear about what you would like to present on our stage on January 6, 2018. The theme for or event this year is "Through the Looking Glass."

REMINDER: We are looking for new and innovative "ideas worth spreading." TED has advised us to avoid talks about motivation, "an underdog story" and general business/keynote style speeches.

Applications for speakers are being accepted until June 24, 2017. Please note that applying does not guarantee you will be selected as a speaker.

Our Speaker Selection Committee works closely with the invited speakers to ensure the success of each presentation. TEDxSalem has an expectation of excellence and being a TEDxSalem speaker is a commitment. Speakers are expected to maintain regular communications with their appointed liaison, attend preparation sessions and/or speaker retreats (including two in-person rehearsals), meet the scheduled speaker deadlines on time and attend the Jan. 6, 2018 event all-day as representative of TEDxSalem.

Calendar, Time Commitment and Expectations:
June 24 - Application closes
June 30 - Speakers notified
July 8 or 9 - Welcome Party
July 15 - Submit talk outline
Aug 12/13 and 19/20 - First rehearsal
Oct 7/8 and 14/15 - Second rehearsal
Nov 20 - Talk finalized
Dec 1 - Use of The Annex at Salem Art Association available
Dec 4 - Slides finalized and submitted
Dec 11 - Talk memorized
Jan 5 - Dress rehearsal
Jan 6 - TEDxSalem V

After submission, your application will be reviewed by our Speaker Selection Committee. The Speaker Selection Committee may wish for an in-person or Skype interview before making the final selection of speakers.

All speakers will received notification by email of the final decision.

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Skype Name:
If applicable, please include your Skype contact name. Our speaker committee may want to chat via Skype about your potential talk.
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Affiliation:
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Have you ever spoken at a TED or a TEDx conference?
If yes, which one(s), when and where?
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Talk topic
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What would your TEDxSalem talk be about?
What is your 'idea worth spreading?' Describe your talk in a detailed yet succinct paragraph or two.
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What is your talk takeaway?
What is the purpose behind your talk? What idea or key point do you want the audience to take away? Are there actionable steps to your takeaway? (If so, what are they?)
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Speaking Samples
We would like to see samples of your speaking. Please provide links to videos and online talks. It is recommended you have sample video of your speaking to submit with your application. If you do not have a sample, we may ask you for a live presentation as part of the speaker application.
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