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How do I apply to speak at TEDxLondon?

Speaker applications for our Beyond Borders event are open until Sunday 18 March 2018. This event will take place on Sunday 1 July 2018 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

Find out more information about what we’re looking for and how to apply.

If you have further questions about the speaker application process please contact Ashleigh@tedxlondon.com.

How do I apply to volunteer at a TEDxLondon event?

TEDxLondon relies on a core team of volunteers and a wider group of volunteers on the day for each event. If you’re dedicated to the TEDx mission and want to give your time to create our events and build our community, we want to hear from you.

Who do I contact with a press query?

Drop us a line on press@tedxlondon.com with your specific query and one of the team will get back to you within 48 hours.

I love your website but I’ve got some feedback. Do you want to hear it?

Absolutely! Email info@tedxlondon.com and we’ll happily take it on board.

What's the difference between TED, TEDx and TEDxLondon?

TED is the big brother in the family: it began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design came together, and today covers almost all topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages. 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a programme called TEDx. TEDx events are independently organised and surface ideas about communities. They are true to the TED mission, as non-profit organisations devoted to spreading ideas. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organised. This video adds some colour to the explanation.

TEDxLondon is the version of TEDx dedicated to surfacing hidden stories of London and Londoners. It’s run entirely by volunteers who do it for the joy of it, fuelled by snacks and support and your ongoing feedback.


What is OPENx?

OPENx is an open auditions and training programme for young and emerging TEDx talent aged 16-25. Anyone who who wants to share their experiences, ideas and vision of a society they want to live in can apply sending us a video application, and successful candidates will be given coaching, talk workshops and eventually a chance to speak in the TEDxLondon. For more information and details, check out the OPENx page.

I’ve never done any public speaking and am pretty terrified about going on stage. Can I still apply to OPENx?

Yes! We’re not looking for professional speakers, and will be with you throughout the process providing expert coaching and support to help you prepare for your TEDx talk. And we know everyone gets nervous before getting up on the stage, which is why TED created a whole playlist on the topic.

I have an idea for OPENx but it’s not a full talk. Is it still worth my applying?

Absolutely. Through OPENx we hope to find authentic voices who have an idea they want to share with the world. Our expert public speaking coaching and TEDx team will work with you shape that idea into a great TEDx talk for TEDxLondon event 1 July.

Do I have to live in London to apply?

You don’t have to live in London to apply or get accepted, but there are a few important dates we do need successful applicants to be in central London for.

Do I have to take part in all the workshops? I sometimes have to work over the weekend, so being there in person could be tricky.

We understand everyone is busy and has other commitments, but unfortunately we do need you to be available in person for all the workshops and the few other key dates and events listed on the OPENx page. They all are invaluable opportunities to work on your talk, get personal coaching and mentoring as well as meet other participants, so definitely not dates to miss!