TEDxABQWomen 2017
Speaker Application

TEDxABQWomen 2017
Speaker Application

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 4 AT MIDNIGHT TO BE CONSIDERED

We build them, we cross them, and sometimes we even burn them… at TEDxABQWomen 2017, we will explore the many aspects of this year’s theme: Bridges, through talks, performances, and conversation. At this time of deep divides and rising global challenges, we will hear talks from entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and activists, thought leaders from business and civil society—bridge builders making a difference in our community.

TEDxABQWomen 2017 will be held on November 2nd at the KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque. We will feature 8-12 remarkable ideas inspired by the Land of Enchantment. Join us in shaping the conversation in 2017!

The selection process will include three stages:

1) All applications must meet the following eligibility criteria, based on TED official guidelines and TEDxABQ values, to advance to the second stage:
– The speaker or the idea has a strong relationship to New Mexico.
The application is clearly centered on an idea and does not explicitly promote a business or a commercial agenda.
– Information provided is reliable and accurate.
– Science-based ideas showcase or explain genuine advances in science. – Applicants avoid the misuse of scientific language and unsubstantiated claims.
– Applications do not include inflammatory political or religious agendas, nor polarizing “us vs them” language.
– Applicants are not representatives of organizations that are sponsoring this TEDxABQ event.
– Applicants are not currently running for any political office and will not be running for office on the date of the event.
– For more information on TED’s official guidelines, please see: http://bit.ly/1KDuzSV.
– If you have any questions on eligibility, please contact us at info@tedxabq.com.

2) Eligible applications will be reviewed by a committee of industry representatives and TEDxABQ Leadership who will identify the top applications over a diverse topic set. These applicants may be invited to meet with our committee prior to final selection.

3) The TEDxABQWomen 2017 Leadership Team will make the final selection of 8-12 speakers based on:
– How compelling and/or novel the idea is
– Alignment with TEDxABQ values and culture
– The overall diversity of ideas, topics, and people in the applicant pool

All applicants will be notified of their selection status mid-September, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: Final selection does not guarantee you a speaking slot at the event. Speakers are expected to work with our team to prepare their talk. Those selected speakers who are unable or unwilling to follow through with this commitment may be asked to postpone their involvement with TEDxABQ to future events.

Expectations:
– Speakers should expect to be part of a vetted preparation process with TEDxABQ speaker coaches. While we do require your participation, we are happy to be flexible with your busy schedule.
– Speaker Orientation for this event will be held in early to mid-September. All selected speakers will be required to attend. Scheduling conflicts will be addressed on a case by case basis.
– In keeping with TED rules, we cannot pay speakers or performers to participate in our event.
– Speakers will be asked to sign a waiver that allows us to film and photograph you during the event.
– All applicants should be familiar with the TED style of public speaking. You can find a large library of talks given in this style at TED.com and/or www.tedxabq.com/watch. You can also check out TED’s secret to great public speaking at http://bit.ly/1XSCu4m.

Thank you for applying to speak at TEDxABQWomen 2017!


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