Speak at TEDxDavenport

A conference where ideas take center stage

Though our speakers come from all disciplines and all industries both within and beyond the Quad Cities area, all have an idea worth spreading and a passion to share it. Our speakers present bold, radical ideas that challenge standard conceptions, present new understandings of our world, or uniquely add to established bodies of work. Their talks are well-formatted, visually inspiring, and act as a launching point both for their idea and themselves.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Presenting your idea on the TEDxDavenport stage is a serious commitment, requiring hours of effort, rehearsal, communications, and a commitment to meeting our requirements. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the speaker lineup. If any of this criteria is an issue, please let us know.

 

Deadlines

You’re required to submit talk outlines, slides, and other information at specific times prior to speaking at the conference.

 

Working Together

You’re expected to work alongside us to curate your talk for our audience, our venue, production value, and optimal impact.

 

Attendance

You’re expected to be present for the duration of the conference, interacting with attendees before and after your talk.

 

Rehearsals

You’re required to attend a dress rehearsal in Davenport and possibly online rehearsals with the curator.

 

GUIDELINES FOR YOUR TALK

The entire TEDxDavenport organizing team is here to help you prepare for the most powerful, impactful talk you’ve ever given. To that end, please integrate the following guidelines into your presentation. Failure to do so may result in a poor-quality talk or removal from the stage.

 

- Sharp, Focused Content

-Go Deep, Not Broad

- 3-18 Minutes Maximum

- Interactivity is a Plus

- Include Visuals or Props

- Include Data or Research

- With Exception, No Note Cards

- No Religious, Corporate, or Political Plugs

 

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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 TEDxDavenport, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDavenport 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.

 

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

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