TEDxSantaCruz 2015 Speaker Application

TEDxSantaCruz gathers leading thinkers, makers, and artists to share their ideas that create real change in Santa Cruz and around the world. TEDxSantaCruz is dedicated to producing events that feature stimulating presentations, discussions, entertainment, and art that spark new ideas and opportunities.

TEDxSantaCruz speakers are chosen through a highly curated process that takes into consideration ideas, speaker styles, and the flow the day. The speaker selection committee works with the speakers to prepare and develop their talks, each of which will be from 3 to 18 minutes long.

We feature speakers from both Santa Cruz County and from around the world who want to spread their unique ideas through TEDxSantaCruz. Speakers must be available all day on April 23rd for rehearsals and must stay all day on April 24th to attend the event and after party. Travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the speaker, unless otherwise agreed to in advance. You can read more about speaking at a TEDx event in the TEDx Speaker Guide [PDF].

After you have submitted your nomination form, you will be contacted if the team would like to schedule an interview. We receive over a hundred applications for the event so we dovn’t respond to each application personally. Applications will close when we have selected our speaker line up for our April 24th event.

Nominating Someone?

Speaker/Performer Information

NOTE: Recordings need not be of professional quality but at least one link to an online video or audio recording of the nominee speaking or performing is REQUIRED. If the nominee hasn't recorded a public performance or talk, please include a link to a video of the nominee speaking about the topic of his or her proposed TEDxSantaCruz talk and how the idea in the talk or performance relates to the theme "Radical Collaboration."

Thank You! If you’re a great fit for our event, a member of our team will be in touch to schedule an interview.