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Thank you very much for your interest in speaking at TEDxGlasgow 2019. To help us curate the programme we ask that all potential speakers fill out this application form to help us better understand you and your idea worth doing. Applications are welcome for those 16 years of age and above.

The deadline for applications is Friday 15 March at 23:59. Applications will be considered during March and for those applications shortlisted, we'll provide the opportunity to present your idea on Saturday 23 March. We'll let all applicants know whether or not they have been successful early April.

TEDxGlasgow will take place on Friday 14 June and the event’s theme is:

Connection.
Whether it’s making them, breaking them, discovering them or searching for them, connections have shaped, and continue to shape, the world we live in. With the rapid advancements in technology, our world is more connected than it has ever been – physically, emotionally, digitally, scientifically and even metaphorically. Or is it?

Successful applicants will be provided with a coach to help them perfect their talk and we expect you to meet with them at least three times before the event. It is really important you commit to engaging in this process and we have to say up front if you don't engage, you may be removed from the programme. We would also hope that you are able to join us for the full day of the event.

We have developed some advice on the application process which can be found in the Speaker Guidance Notes. For a quick guide though we have listed below which applications are most and least likely to be successful.

Applications that are most likely to be successful:
Ideas that are groundbreaking or will be completely new to our audience.
Ideas that are backed by empirical evidence.
Ideas that fit with our theme.
Ideas that have come from personal experience.
Ideas that are going to change the world.
Ideas that will challenge our audiences view of the world.

Applications that are least likely to be successful:
Talks that are geared to promote an individual or company rather than an idea.
Ideas that will have little or no impact on our audience.
Ideas that relate to life coaching.
Ideas that can be summed up using an acronym.
Ideas that have been heard at other conferences in Scotland before.
Ideas that are at the early stages of development.

If you have any questions about this form or the application process please email speaker@tedxglasgow.com

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