TEDxSantaCruz 2019 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 of 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. Please apply here.

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 December 6th for rehearsals and must stay all day on December 7th to attend the event. Travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the speaker unless otherwise agreed to in advance.

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 don’t respond to each application personally.

Join us for an all-day live and live-streamed event on December 7th, 2019 at the Rio Theatre. Turns out we’re swimming in solutions! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!