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 Nina Gannes, INK Staff
March 27, 2011