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We believe every person has an idea worth spreading
TEDxFaurotPark 2021 Speakers

Interested in Speaking?

NOTE: We are no long er accepting speaker applications for 2022.

The mission of TEDxFaurotPark is to be a catalyst for positive change; we want to open minds with inspiring ideas. Our goal is to present talks on issues that matter to our community and to spark a real dialogue about how to make a difference.

If you have an idea that is clear, concise, compelling, original and relevant, we want to hear about it! Our speaker selection team reads all speaker applications. We want your application to be fantastic! Here are some tips for a successful application: 

We are eager to consider ideas that:

  • Are new, different, unique
  • Showcase fresh approaches to enduring problems
  • Challenge our conceptions about what’s possible
  • Expose us to cutting-edge research, technology or design
  • Energetically redefine the human experience


What kinds of ideas are rejected? Ideas that are

  • Underdeveloped, vague, not fully formed
  • Aren’t unique
  • Cannot be backed up with quantifiable and specific data
  • Purely inspirational, personal stories, about overcoming challenges or obstacles
  • Agenda driven (corporate, political, or religious)


Other advice from TED for potential speakers

  • Dream big. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. Reveal something new/never seen before. Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world.
  • Show us the real you. Share your passions, your dreams … and also your fears. Be vulnerable. Speak of failure as well as success.
  • Make the complex plain. Don’t try to dazzle intellectually. Don’t speak in abstractions. Explain! Give examples. Tell stories. Be specific.
  • Connect with people’s emotions. Make us laugh! Make us cry!
  • Don’t flaunt your ego. Don’t boast. It’s the surest way to switch everyone off.

Join us for a special Speaker Information Session on March 10.
Details and the zoom link can be found on our Facebook page:

Helpful Resources

Here are a few resources to help you develop your talk idea

What’s Your idea worth spreading?

Apply to speak at TEDxFaurotPark! Speaker applications will open February 7, 2022

NOTE: All potential speakers will need to complete the application. 


March 28 — Last day speaker applications will be accepted
April 9 — Invitations for selected speakers to audition will be issued
April 18 – 30 — Speaker interviews (via Zoom)
May 9 — Final speakers and program announced


All speakers selected for the final program will work with volunteer coaches to help with talk development, stage presence, and graphic design, for any slides that are used.


TED and TEDx have non-negotiable guidelines regarding what cannot be shared from the stage. Please review the Content Guidelines before submitting your application.

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