Your voice, our stage

OPENx

OPENx is an open auditions and training programme for young and emerging TEDx talent. It’s our way to open our stage and give prominence to amazing young people. We want to hear new voices and ideas from people who would traditionally not have access to the TEDx stage and who are often excluded from conversations that affect them.

Applications for OPENx 2018 are now closed

A huge thanks to everyone who applied!

OPENx is an open auditions and training programme for young and emerging TEDx talent. It’s our way to open our stage and give prominence to amazing young people. We want to hear new voices and ideas from people who would traditionally not have access to the TEDx stage and who are often excluded from conversations that affect them.

Applications for OPENx2018 are now closed

A huge thanks to everyone who applied!

We will contact all applicants personally by 23 February with information on what happens next. If you make it to the next round, we will invite you to an audition day on 3 March, where we hope to hear more about you and your idea. We will pick the winners of OPENx 2018 after the audition and if you are selected you will have access to individual coaching and public speaking workshops and have the chance to speak at the TEDxLondon event on 1 July at the Royal Festival Hall.

Key Dates:

If you are selected for the OPENx programme, you will need to be available for coaching workshops in central London on:

  • 25 March, 14 April and 19 May (11am-2pm)
  • 16 June and 23 June (11am-4pm)

You will also need to attend a rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall on either 30 June or 1 July.

If you’re over 25 and are interested in becoming a speaker, you can find out more here.

If you have any questions, please email openx@tedxlondon.com.

If you’re over 25 and are interested in becoming a speaker, you can find out more here.

If you have any questions, please email openx@tedxlondon.com.

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Grime, the silent feminist revolution
Lost in the numbers: The story of young migrants
Emmanuel Opoku, OPENx Winner 2017
Tom Boon, OPENx Winner 2017
Why your actions don’t always define you
Arianna Ross, OPENx 2017 Shortlist
A lesson in self-love
Henry Ofori, OPENx 2017 Shortlist
Turning your pain into purpose
Jess Thompson, OPENx 2017 Shortlist
The privilege of home