So you’ve watched TEDtalks for years, and your first thought has always been: I have the next idea worth spreading.
Well, congrats! Now’s your chance to prove it!
TED is hosting a global search for TED2013 speakers. Yep, you heard me right. At least 50% of the speakers for TED2013 will come from this talent search, which is seeking out potential speakers from Qatar, the U.K., South Africa, Kenya, Tunisia, China, INDIA, South Korea, Australia, Japan, Canada, the U.S., Brazil and the Netherlands. TED is looking for gamechangers and groundshakers. Whether you’re a thinker or a doer, a performer or a teacher, the world is waiting to hear your ideas.
The deets are pretty simple:
Click here to figure out what TED is looking for. The deadline to apply for the Bangalore, India auditions (co-hosted by INK Curator Lakshmi Pratury) is midnight EST on April 8th.
Wow ‘em with your wisdom. We highly recommend you upload a video as part of your application.
And as an extra bonus to all the INK blog readers, make sure you check out this video by June Cohen, the Executive Producer of TED Media, on what makes a great TEDTalk. And if you want to know how to be a great speaker, watch this video by Bruno Giussani, the host of TEDGlobal, on what works on stage.
Good luck, and we’ll see you on-stage at the Bangalore auditions.
By now you may have heard of the annual conference in India that has lots of links to TED.
The INK Conference (which stands for INnovation and Knowledge) is being run by longtime TEDster Lakshmi Pratury, who co-hosted TEDIndia with me in 2009. We’ve signed a content partnership agreement with INK that allowed us to bring the best of their talks to TED.com. Last year’s INK Talks posted on TED.com (including Anil Ananthaswamy, Arvind Gupta, Simon Lewis and Susan Lim) have proved popular online, and we’re excited to continue this collaboration.
TEDIndia in 2009 was a thrilling experience, attracting a sold-out audience of 1,000 attendees from 46 different countries. It was always planned as a one-off to bring TED to South Asia. So we’re delighted that the momentum generated by TEDIndia is continuing with numerous one-day TEDx events around the country — and the longer INK conference hosted in association with TED.
The first INK conference was held in December 2010, and Lakshmi pulled together a fine speaker lineup spanning business, science, technology, nonprofit organizations and the arts.
And she’s done so again with the lineup for the second INK Conference, being held in the colourful Rajasthan city of Jaipur, December 8-11, 2011.
The theme is “Power of the Journey,” and confirmed speakers include the first woman private space traveler, Anousheh Ansari; oceanographer David Gallo; music conductor Itay Talgam; director Julie Taymor; and the chair of UIDAI and co-founder of Infosys, Nandan Nilekani. INK is modeled on TED, and the talks will fit the familiar TED 18-minute format.
As an organization, the INK Conference remains 100% independent of TED. They are fully responsible for the event. But we’re happy to be offering strategic advice and content distribution.
If you want to attend a live TED-like event in India, do consider registering for INK and joining up with movers and shakers from a wide variety of industries, organizations and countries. There’s more information at www.inktalks.com.
INK2010 Speaker Anil Ananthaswamy’s talk: ‘What it takes to do extreme astrophysics’, was released by TED on TED.com on April 22. This is the second INK Talk released by TED. The first INK Talk TED released was by pioneer surgeon from Singapore Susan Lim.
About Anil Ananthaswamy’s talk: All over the planet, giant telescopes and detectors are looking (and listening) for clues to the workings of the universe. At the INK Conference, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy tours us around these amazing installations, taking us to some of the most remote and silent places on Earth.
Watch, share and comment on more INK talks on www.INKTalks.com