Do you have what it takes to speak at TEDxJacksonville? We’re looking for unique voices with insights from a wide range of disciplines, including existing and emerging technology, culture, sustainability, design, education, medicine, science and government, to name a few. When TED was conducting a global talent search for its most recent conference, it compiled the following list that perfectly captures the kind of voices we’re looking for. Which one are you?
The Inventor… sharing an innovation with world-changing potential
The Teacher … sharing valuable knowledge in a memorable way to teenagers or adults
The Prodigy … young talent ready to break out
The Artist … who can showcase their work in a compelling, new way (Don’t just talk about it. Show us your work!)
The Performer … music, dance, comedy, drama … or something entirely different
The Sage … wisdom the world needs from those who have learned it the hard way
The Enthusiast … with an infectious passion about a topic they can share
The Change Agent … helping shape the world’s future with work that matters
The Storyteller… vivid, original, meaningful … with a talent for connection
The Spark … with a powerful idea worth spreading
How to apply:
TEDxJacksonville will be held Saturday, October 25th, 2014. This year’s theme is (un)knowing
To be considered as a possible speaker, you must complete the SPEAKER APPLICATION
. The application deadline is June 30th. After successfully completing your application, you will receive an email with additional information about the selection process. We’ll make preliminary speaker selections by July 15 and contact finalists to schedule an exploratory interview. Final speaker selections will be made by July 30.
Want to know what it’s like to give a TEDTalk?
Go behind the scenes at TED2009, during TED’s first year in Long Beach. Watch TED’s curator Chris Anderson working with the TED team (including June Cohen, Katherine McCartney and Jason Wishnow) to prep such powerful speakers as Elizabeth Gilbert, Phil Zimbardo, Seth Godin and Hans Rosling. What’s the secret? Jill Bolte Taylor says it best: “The fruit is always out on the limb. You’ve got to go out on a limb.”