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Speaker Applications

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Are you ready to be a speaker?

Bright LED lights surround the stage, and you stand in the middle of the red carpet.

You are about to blow away the audience with your visions of the future, your interesting & innovative ideas, and your energy as a speaker on the TEDxYouth@GranvilleIsland stage.

Becoming a TEDx speaker is not an easy feat, requiring that you review, fine-tune, and rehearse your speech many times over. We are looking for speakers who not only have ideas they can share effectively to a wider audience, but who can also inspire, surprise, and delight.

This is a commitment and a challenge. 

Are you up for it?

The Speaker

Application Information

The Benefits

Not sure if you want to be a speaker? Here are 10 solid reasons* why you should want to.

It is highly encouraged to read through the short list. You might just find another reason to apply now! (It is a 1 minute read!)

*(We are not affiliated with or endorse the services of Red Dot Stage. The article is there for your informational purposes only.)

Here are some requirements you should familiarize yourself with before filling out the actual application via Google Forms (Apply Now Button).

The Basics

  • Your name, age, and school/institution/affiliation

  • Your preferred email address

  • Additional methods of contact

    • Social media handles​

    • Phone number, etc...

Your Idea

  • The title of your TEDx talk

  • A brief 200-300 word outline/summary of your talk

  • A brief description of your prior public speaking experiences (if applicable).

Answers to the following questions:

  • What is the main point you would like a listener to take away from this talk? 

  • Why is this an idea you would like the Granville Island community to hear about now?

  • How is this an idea relevant or important to the youth and young people?

  • Which subject area does this idea explore? (Options in Google Form)

  • What are your passions and interests? What inspired you to apply as a speaker for TEDxYouth@GranvilleIsland?

Video Submission

Our speaker curation team would love to find out how you present and craft your speeches! Therefore, we request a short video of the speech you plan to deliver. Your video should be between 5 -15 minutes long.

Your video should be presented as an unlisted YouTube video with an attached link we can use to access it. If you are unsure how to create an unlisted YouTube video, click here to learn how.


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