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NOW ACCEPTING SPEAKER APPLICATIONS

APPLICATION WINDOW WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, MAY 27 at 11:59pm

THE PROCESS

01 APPLY

The process starts by filling out the application form. The all-volunteer speaker selection committee will review the applications and select potential speakers for an audition. These 3-minute auditions are given in front of the committee and are followed by a short Q&A.

02 DEVELOP

After the committee selects the speaker roster for the TEDxDayton Signature Event, all the speakers will attend an orientation event and be assigned a mentor. These mentors are often past speakers who have been through the process. Speakers will meet informally with their mentors and engage with members of the committee to craft the bones of their talk.

03 REFINE

Through multiple rounds of rehearsals and feedback from the committee, each talk will get refined into its final form. A finalized script will emerge, and the memorization will begin.

04 DELIVER

All of the behind-the-scenes work will come to fruition on event day. Production crews, stage managers, lighting specialists, videographers, and a host of TEDxDayton volunteers will be on hand to support each speaker getting on that stage to deliver the talk of their life.

05 RELEASE

Videos are edited here locally and then submitted to the international TED organization for approval before being released on their website and Youtube.

WHAT IS TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxDayton, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDayton event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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