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Call for proposals: TEDx University of Luxembourg


Call for proposals: TEDx University of Luxembourg

On Friday 26 October, the University will host its first TEDx event on Belval Campus. While speakers will include external people from all disciplines, students and staff are encouraged to apply for a speaking opportunity.

Do you have a story to tell? Do you have inspiration to give? Do you have ideas to share? Then maybe your place is on our TEDx stage.

TED*and TEDx are dedicated to spreading ideas, inspiring and connecting people from very diverse disciplines. TED and TEDx talks are short and powerful moments, which can be given by any person able to inspire people. TEDx talks are independently organised, under the terms and rules defined by TED.

Anyone with an inspiring story to tell is encouraged to apply. If you feel that you have something valuable and of general interest to share with a keen audience, send us a short resume (max. half a page) and a max. 2-minute video (send us a link to an online video or by wetransfer link to info@tedxuniversityofluxembourg.com).

In your video, convey to us:

  • Your name and student status or position
  • Why you want to give a TEDx talk
  • A brief introduction to your idea or story, the performance you want to share
  • Why your message is worth sharing on the TEDx stage / What will the audience learn from your story
  • How you will present it

 

Several criteria to consider before engaging yourself:

  • The TEDx talks at the University will be held in English
  • To support the speakers and ensure quality and added value of the performance, the speakers are briefed and coached by a member of the organising team, and are required to participate in at least two rehearsals.
  • TEDx talks are very different from conference talks and they must be designed to address a broad audience
  • A script of the final talk must be submitted around a month prior to the event
  • Slides, photo and videos are often used to back-up talks. However speakers are encouraged to use diverse and creative means to convey their ideas, projects or philosophy. Objects or other persons are allowed on stage as long as they are an integral part of the topic.

 

Best regards,

Laura Bianchi

TEDx University of Luxembourg organising team

 

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.