On Friday, September 11, 2015, TEDxUtica will hold its third event in Utica, NY. The organizing team is currently seeking speakers to share a big idea that will inspire change, growth and momentum. Speakers will have an opportunity to bring their idea to a group of thinkers, leaders, and change-makers from this community, and beyond, with an 8-12 minute talk.
The 2015 TEDxUtica theme is 1Square Block: the exploration of how an individual or an idea can grow to make a change, build a movement, or make a difference. The beginning of something big always starts with something small – one individual, one word, one pixel, one brick, one room, one building, one street or one square block. What can we do with one square block to change an entire community?
TEDxUtica speakers, will have the opportunity for collaboration and engagement with an audience from the Greater Utica Area who is passionate and open-minded. The talk that is presented will also be made available via live webstream and online on the TEDxUticawebsite following the conference. There is also the possibility of talks being featured on TED.com, which attracts a large global audience on a daily basis.
Do you have an idea worth spreading? Apply to speak by clicking here. We’re accepting ideas for talks now through 4/22/15.
Resources for Potential Speakers
Before you submit your talk for review, please read our TEDxUtica Speaker Packet and the TED Speakers Guide. We also recommend watching a few TED talks to get a feel for the format. Note that the selection committee may ask you to present further to us before your talk is accepted. If accepted, you’re also committing to work with the TEDxUtica team to make your talk as powerful as it can be. We’ll offer constructive feedback as you hone your talk in the weeks and months leading up to TEDxUtica. All applications MUST be submitted by April 22nd, 2015!