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We're always looking for bright minds, engaging storytellers and new perspectives to make our events better. If you or someone you know has an "Idea Worth Spreading", please let us know!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can speak at a TEDx event?
The TED format encourages honest presenters who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight. Anyone with an original "Idea Worth Spreading" can be considered.
I'm a student, can I apply?
Can I nominate another student?
Yes! You can also tell them to visit
Can I nominate someone I don't personally know?
Yes, just tell us how you heard about them and why you think they would be a good fit for our event.
Can I speak at TEDxUTK by becoming a sponsor?
No, TEDx Talks themselves are not intended as an advertising platform.
How many nominations need to
be submitted for a speaker?
It only takes one nomination. Multiple nominations will not affect the speaker selection process.
Is there a deadline for nominating a speaker?
We accept nominations year-round. It's best to make your nomination early so we have time to review the speaker for consideration for one of our upcoming events.
How long is a TEDx Talk?
Can I get a longer time slot?
Talks are less than 18 minutes long. We strictly enforce the clock. We've found that a well crafted talk can have a remarkable impact even in a short amount of time.
How much are speakers paid?
Speakers are not paid to give a talk. If you're traveling from out of state, we do cover travel and accommodation expenses.
I have a question you didn't answer.
How can I find out more?
Send us a message using our contact form or reach out on Facebook or Instagram.
Your Name
Your Email
Speaker Name
Speaker Email
Speaker Phone
Speaker Title or Affiliatione.g. Professor, Student, Activist
Why are you recommending them?Tell us a little about this speaker; their background, ideas and activites that would make for a good TEDx Talk. Have you heard them give a talk before?
Where can we learn more about them?Please provide links to any relevant websites, articles, or audio/video recordings.
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