Speaker Application

TEDxSalem V Call to Speak­ers is now open.

Do you have an idea worth spreading? (Scroll down to apply)

TEDxSalem is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for speak­ers for our event on Saturday January 6, 2018. We’re look­ing for speak­ers with mes­sages that are inno­v­a­tive, inspir­ing and chal­leng­ing. We are aim­ing for a diverse selec­tion of speak­ers and top­ics high­light­ing the fla­vor of the Pacific Northwest.

TED stands for Tech­nol­ogy Enter­tain­ment and Design and brings together the world’s lead­ing thinkers and doers to share ideas that that mat­ter in any dis­ci­pline — tech­nol­ogy, enter­tain­ment, design, sci­ence, human­i­ties, and devel­op­ment in the spirit of “ideas worth spread­ing.” TEDxSalem is our local community’s ver­sion of this same phi­los­o­phy. Some talk ideas that we are par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in are: micro­bio­mes, The inter­net of things vs. inter­net pri­vacy, 3-D print­ing, inter­net secu­rity, advances in pros­thet­ics, ultra running/ultra sports, high level math, big data: what can it do for us?, hybrid elec­tric trains, pas­sive houses, new advances in brain sci­ence or any other sci­ence, and ani­mal psy­chol­ogy. This is not a defin­i­tive list, but just a jump­ing off point.

Appli­ca­tions will be accepted until June 10, 2017. Please note that apply­ing does not guar­an­tee you will be selected as a speaker. TED has advised us to focus ideas that are new (to most) and that most peo­ple have not thought about pre­vi­ously, while dis­cour­ages talks on gen­eral busi­ness, moti­va­tion, “the under­dog story” and some envi­ron­men­tal topics.

After sub­mis­sion, your appli­ca­tion will be reviewed by our Speaker Review Com­mit­tee. This com­mit­tee works closely with the invited speak­ers to ensure the suc­cess of each presentation.

If you have any ques­tions, please con­tact us by e-mail at speakers@tedxsalem.us.