Suggest an idea

It’s not about having public speaking skills. It’s about the idea.
You can suggest yourself or someone you know.

WHAT are we looking for?

An idea can actually be one of two things:

1. Something that’s new and surprising; an idea or invention that your audience has never heard about.
2. A great basic idea (that your audience has maybe already heard) with a compelling new argument behind it that challenges beliefs and perspectives.

See types of talks below.

We also follow these rules:
No selling from the stage.
No political agendas.
No religious proselytizing (including new age beliefs).
Only good science.

WHO are we looking for?

We’re looking for people who are passionate about what they are doing and/or people who went through some unique experiences in their lives.

If you are a person like that or you know someone who fits the description, but you don’t think you/they have an idea, fill the form in anyway – we’ll contact you and talk. Sometimes people don’t realize how amazing ideas they hold.

Support we provide

Each of the speakers works with a public speaking consultant. Depending on their abilities, it starts with phrasing the idea, through brainstorming, building the content, designing the slides to feedback and rehearsing. The last step is obligatory for everyone, as we want to make sure that everyone is well-prepared to present their idea.

If possible, we also provide transportation and accommodation costs refund.

Requirements

You don’t have to be a great speaker to get invited. It’s all about the idea, so the requirements are:
– having an unique idea, jaw-dropping story or not-easily-accessible piece of knowledge,
– preparing the talk with our public speaking consultant,
– attending the whole event,
– giving the talk ;-)

Types of talks

The big idea

The talks that make one or two very strong points, and it’s important.
Examples: Bryan Stevenson, Onora O’Neill, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The tech demo

An onstage look at some clever new invention that the speaker was a part of creating.
Examples: Tan Le, Markus Fischer, Raffaello D’Andrea

The performance

Music, dance, magic, puppetry, or some other performance to captivate your audience.
Examples: Usman Riaz + Preston Reed, Arthur Benjamin, Pilobolus

The artist’s statement

In these talks, artists showcase their art and explain the meaning and process behind what they create.
Examples: Raghava KK, Liu Bolin, Aparna Rao

The “dazzle with wonder”

These talks are mainly about the amazement of science and discovery.
Examples: Yoav Medan, Marcus Byrne, Janna Levin

The small idea

These talks are not about one big, world-changing idea, but instead a very engaging take on an interesting topic.
Examples: Mary Roach, Joe Smith, Charlie Todd

The “issue” talk

These talks expose your audience to an issue that they may not otherwise know much about.
Examples: Rodrigo Canales, Lawrence Lessig, Rose George

Questions?

Do you have any questions?
Or maybe you have some doubts whether you should apply or suggest someone?
Write to Michał, our Curator at michal@tedxwroclaw.pl and he’ll help you out.