TEDxABQ ED 2015 | Call for Speakers

Call for Participants for the 2015 TEDxABQ | ED Event
2020 expectations . . . the future of learning in New Mexico

What is your vision of education and life-long learning in the next five years? Help us chart the future of education, training, and learning in New Mexico for the rest of the decades and beyond. This is a unique opportunity to bring your ideas and interests to the TEDxABQ|ED stage at the African-American Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Deadline for speaker applications is Monday, December 21, 2014.

All speaker applications will be reviewed by a committee and chosen applicants will be contacted in January, 2015.

The selection criteria include:

1) an understanding of the TED format,

2) a new innovative, forward-thinking idea about education,

3) relevance to New Mexico, and

4) the ability to present the idea to an audience of 300.

Submitting a short (amateur) video of the applicant speaking will strengthen your application, and may be requested at a later date. Before wowing event attendees with their 3 – 9-minute talks, selected speakers will undergo a compelling two-month speaker coaching process.

If you’re not familiar with the TED concept, please visit TED.com or TEDxABQ.com and review some of the recorded talks before applying.  Familiarity with the TED.com approach will make your application much stronger.

If you (or someone you know) would be interested in sharing  ideas about the future of learning in New Mexico at this event please complete the speaker application at TEDxABQ.com

Deadline for speaker applications is Monday, December 21, 2014.