Call for Proposals

The TEDxLSSU 2019 Planning Committee is seeking proposals from potential speakers for our April 2019 event.

The TEDxLSSU 2019 theme is “-isms”, and we are very excited to see what new directions our speakers take this concept.  We are seeking talks that:

  • share a new idea with the audience;
  • show your enthusiasm for your subject;
  • tell a story that takes listeners on a journey;
  • show the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and the world.

Speakers selected for TEDxLSSU 2019 are:

  • expected to adhere to the TED talk guidelines; talks should not have commercial, religious or political agendas, and should utilize only good science;
  • expected to learn their speech and not rely on stage notes during the event;
  • are required to take advantage of the coaching offered by TEDxLSSU when preparing for their talk to ensure they “hit a home run” when they speak at TEDxLSSU 2019.

If you’re interested in being a speaker at TEDxLSSU 2019, please fill out our Speaker ApplicationThe deadline for applying is Friday, December 7, at 5pm.  

Need some inspiration?  These sites have lists of “-isms” that might spark an idea for your talk. Remember, we’re looking new & innovative ideas worth sharing — the “-ism” is simply an inspiration point!

And here are resources on how to give a TED Talk: