Apply To Speak at TEDxOldham

The 2019 TEDxOldham theme is:

“HOW WONDERFUL IT IS THAT NOBODY NEED WAIT A SINGLE MOMENT BEFORE STARTING TO IMPROVE THE WORLD”

 – a quote by Anne Frank who despite the horrors of her short life, maintained a positive belief and determination that change can be made in an instant.

If you have an idea, a story to tell that will move or inspire somebody whilst helping to affect change, and you can tell it with passion, and positivity, we’d like to hear from you.

What We Are looking for

Determination, tenacity, and originality. We intend on giving people from all walks of life an opportunity to share their ideas to one of the most diverse boroughs and communities in the UK, as well as with the global TEDx community.

Innovation – Not only might your ideas be game-changing but we want you to deliver them in creative and unique ways, this is truly part of TEDx spirit.

Diversity – TEDxOldham is all about adding benefit to our community – Oldham and beyond, giving a voice to those who feel marginalised or underrepresented.

Authenticity – As long as your idea is loosely based on the theme, it can be on anything you feel passionate about. You don’t have to be an academic or thought-leader as long as you live and breathe your topic.

WHAT YOU GET AS A SPEAKER

Speaking at a TEDx event can be a life-changing experience. As a TEDxOldham speaker we’ll give you all the support and guidance you need on your journey to that big red dot on our stage at the Oldham Central Library. Our team will work closely with you to ensure you get the very best:

Mentoring – Whether you’re an experienced speaker or nervous about the prospect, we will work with you to craft your 14 minutes on our stage to tell your story like you never have before, and leave you proud of your achievement – and the audience inspired with your message.

Exposure – Being on stage to tell your story at TEDxOldham is empowering and inspiring. Our audiences, both at the Library and satellite screening venues, will be diverse and passionate about ideas so it’s a unique opportunity to showcase yourself, not only to the room but potentially to the global TED audience.

Experience – You’ll be surrounded and supported by a supportive team,including our partners, giving you the confidence to deliver an empassioned performance.

WHAT WE ASK OF YOU

Great speakers are the key to the success of every TEDx event. We’ll support you every step of the way but we do ask for your cooperation. It’s important that you’re able to give some level of commitment and are able to actively engage in our process in the run-up to the main event.