Instructions

  • The application process for 2019 started on April 23, 2019, and has ended on June 15, 2019, July 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Saskatchewan Time.
  • The theme for TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan 2019 is “Building Bridges.” It is a broad theme, which is not meant to be restrictive, but rather to guide the ideas that will be shared.
  • All TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan talks must comply with a format of no more than 18 minutes.
  • No speaker will be paid, as TEDxUniversity of Saskatchewan is a not-for-profit event.

What to think about

Tell us your idea by answering these questions concisely and convincingly: 

  1. What is your idea? 
  2. Why is your idea worth sharing? 
  3. Why are you the best person to share this idea? 

Application Process

The application period is now closed. 
  • First, complete the application form
  • Then, shoot a video less than three minutes.
  • Upload the video on Youtube with restricted access and name it “FirstName, LastName, TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan.”
  • Send the video link to speaker.tedx@usask.ca.

We are NOT looking for

  • Advertising: Advertising, product placement and marketing are not allowed during your talk.
  • Science 101: New Age, Ouija, and “little green men” types of talks, as well as sciences which are not rooted in scientific evidence, do not belong at TEDx events.
  • Politics and religion: Politics and religion are part of community life; topics based on respect and understanding, without political or religious agendas, propaganda, or partisanship, can be shared; however, they cannot be divisive. 

Your Commitment

As a TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan speaker, you will:

  • Attend preparatory coaching meetings (to be announced).
  • Attend the main rehearsal as part of the VIP meeting (to be announced).
  • Be onsite for most of the day at TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan. In the spirit of all things TEDx, attendees LOVE to discuss with speakers during the break and after the event.
  • Sign an agreement granting us the right to film and post your talk.
  • Follow the instructions and deadlines to ensure the event is a success.

Our Commitment

As the TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan team, we will: 

  • Help you put your best foot forward. 
  • Take a photograph of you for our website, program, social media, etc.
  • Coach and support you through your preparation and make sure your talk complies with the TEDx format, which is often different than what you are used to.

Summary

 

If you have any questions about speaking at TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan email us at speaker.tedx@usask.ca