TEDxSpokane 2021 is an independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) event. TEDxSpokane has been very successful during our past nine years and we continue to grow. 

We are currently seeking presenter applicants for the TEDxSpokane 2021 event as found in a wide range of different areas, perspectives, industries, networks and contexts. We also welcome emerging talent in dance, music, the fine arts and the performing arts in general.

Speakers and talks for TEDxSpokane will be considered primarily (though not exclusively) upon the three following criteria:

  • An Idea Worth Sharing;
  • Passion and Energy;
  • Authenticity

Submissions Closed on April 15, 2021

You may still complete the application below to be filed for future events. Thank you for your submission.

The Application Process

To present at TEDx Spokane has three steps:

  1. Prospective speakers or performers submit the completed application form below.
  2. The application forms are reviewed and some applicants are invited to an in-person audition (Skype or recorded video for out of town applications). These will happen at some point between late March and early May.
  3. Auditions are held, reviewed, and speakers/performers are chosen. All decisions will be made by (to be announced in 2021).

Self-nominations are welcome. Applications open on February 1st and will be CLOSED April 15th, 2021 – all selections for speakers and performers will be made on or before (TBA).

Presenter Guidelines

Before submitting, please review the following links to learn more about presenting:
TEDx Content Guidelines; TEDx Speaker Guide

Note: Talks cannot be commercial in nature: We cannot “sell from the stage”. References to specific products or services cannot be accepted in presentations. For example: Authors ought not reference their book in their talks, and corporate employees ought not reference their company or products.

Links About Speaking & Talks About Talking

Learn more about the TEDx Rules for Speakers:
http://www.ted.com/participate/organize-a-local-tedx-event/before-you-start/tedx-rules#h2–speakers

Learn more about TED Talks About Talking:
http://blog.ted.com/2013/07/24/chris-anderson-on-what-makes-a-great-talk-great/
http://blog.ted.com/2013/04/17/10-great-talks-about-talking/

Presenter Expectations & Agreement Contract

The Expectations we have of you as a speaker/performer are here in this PDF.

Contact us if you are having difficulty with this application or issues about the website.

Please review speaker guidelines, expectations and agreement before submitting your application below.

Speaker Application