Have you ever wanted to be on the TEDxOshkosh stage? Do you have a new “idea worth spreading?” TEDxOshkosh is seeking speakers for the 3rd Annual TEDxOshkosh to be held on November 10th, 2018 and will host a 2018 Speaker Pitch Night on Monday, February 26th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Waters at 1393 Washington Avenue in Oshkosh.
TEDxOshkosh spreads ideas and perspectives to spark conversation and connections in the community. Those interested should bring their idea to the Pitch Night and give the TEDxOshkosh team their best 4 minutes. Speakers are encouraged to show up promptly at 5:30 p.m.; no registration needed. Speakers will take the stage on a first come, first served basis. At least one of the ideas from Pitch Night will show up on the stage for TEDxOshkosh 2018.
TEDxOshkosh is searching for ideas that break through borders, change lives and ultimately can change the world. And most importantly ideas that are new. The TEDxOshkosh team encourages scientists, artists, technologists, businesses, not-for-profits, charities, young and old, and all diverse sections of society to pitch their idea to speak at TEDxOshkosh 2018. If you, your work, or your community project is working on something that encompasses the theme of “ideas worth spreading” then TEDxOshkosh wants to hear from you.
The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend to hear those who aspire to be a TEDxOshkosh speaker. A cash bar will be available.
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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.