Speaker Deadline Approaches
News Release May 22, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2015
June 1 TEDxEvansville speaker submission deadline approaches
Speakers will be selected based on inspiring ideas
EVANSVILLE, IND. – Individuals who have “Ideas Worth Sharing” at 2015 TEDxEvansville have until Monday, June 1, to submit an application or nominate a speaker at www.tedxevansville.com/speak. TEDxEvansville has already received numerous applications and expects an uptick in submissions during the last week of May.
The Oct. 15, 2015, TEDxEvansville event, held at the Evansville Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater, will be built around the idea of “renaissance,” a fitting topic as the Evansville community currently experiences a rebirth, revival, and amplification of energy and excitement, in many ways. Organizers seek dynamic speakers to use the concept of renaissance to inform, inspire, surprise and delight.
Speakers will be selected based on their ideas. Before applications go to the speaker selection committee for review, personally identifiable information will be removed, ensuring speakers are selected based solely on ideas.
TEDxEvansville is organized by a volunteer group of Evansville-area community advocates, who are excited to introduce the TED experience to the tristate area and spotlight bright minds and inspiring community members who provoke meaningful conversations and change.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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