Speaker Application

Speaker Applications for TEDxRenfrewCollingwood 2014 are now closed.  Thank you to all who applied – we’re incredibly excited about the range of amazing people and ideas out there.  You will hear from us soon.

Rules are made to be broken, so if you have a brilliant Idea Worth Spreading and think it shouldn’t wait another year to be on our stage, shoot us an email at speakers@tedxrenfrewcollingwood.com and we’ll talk.

Welcome to TEDxRenfrewCollingwood. We are so happy to see that you have arrived at this page – you must be interested in becoming a speaker at our event!

TEDxRenfrewCollingwood 2014 will be held on Saturday October 25th, 2014 at Windermere Auditorium in Renfrew-Collingwood. Our event presents all who participate with a day of thinking, interacting, discussing, and sharing.  Our speakers bring exceptional experiences and ideas to involve, inform and inspire the audience.

Our theme for 2014 is “ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS.”  We will present a diverse range of speakers who will relate to these topics in serious, fun and cutting-edge ways.

 ROCK: The people who ground us, the planet we live on and the foundations of design and education.

 PAPER: Communications, media and the arts, plus interesting new ideas revolving around the paper of today and tomorrow.

SCISSORS: Cutting through the present and leaning into the future, what is predicted and what ideas will help us get there with intelligence and thought.

Note:  As always, should you have an incredible idea or project that doesn’t quite fit the theme, we would recommend applying anyway. The theme is there to help create and guide an event narrative, not to dictate one.

Speakers at TEDxRenfrewCollingwood are allotted up to 18 minutes to present an unforgettable talk onstage.  The presentations are recorded and shared with the world via TEDxRenfrewCollingwood’s YouTube channel.  TED also chooses exceptional talks for its online channels – a network that can bring hundreds of thousands of views to your work or idea.  The ideas you share on the TEDx stage will live and grow well beyond the event itself.

The deadline for applications for this year’s event is Friday June 27th.  Please expect to hear back from us by the first week of June, at which time successful applicants will be invited to enter the live audition process.  Following a successful audition – and if both parties are in full agreement – you will receive written confirmation of your acceptance as a TEDxRenfrewCollingwood speaker.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact speakers@tedxrenfrewcollingwood.com.

Thanks again for your applications and we can’t wait to read more about your Ideas Worth Spreading!


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