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 closesJune 30 - Speakers notifiedJuly 8 or 9 - Welcome PartyJuly 15 - Submit talk outlineAug 12/13 and 19/20 - First rehearsalOct 7/8 and 14/15 - Second rehearsalNov 20 - Talk finalizedDec 1 - Use of The Annex at Salem Art Association availableDec 4 - Slides finalized and submitted Dec 11 - Talk memorizedJan 5 - Dress rehearsalJan 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.