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OPENx

We’re looking for the next generation of TEDxLondon speakers! If you’re between 16 and 25 and have an idea you want to share with London, keep reading.

Your talk can be on any topic – you can share a personal experience that changed your life, your vision for a city or world you want to live in or tell us about an amazing project you’re working on.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a great public speaker or have your whole talk written. We’re looking for ideas and people with the passion and dedication to work with us to create an amazing TEDxLondon talk.

We’re looking for the next generation of TEDxLondon speakers! If you’re between 16 and 25 and have an idea you want to share with London, keep reading.

Your talk can be on any topic – you can share your vision for a city or world you want to live in, share a personal experience that changed your life or tell us about an amazing project you’re working on.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a great public speaker or have your whole talk written. We’re looking for ideas and people with the passion and dedication to work with us to create an amazing TEDxLondon talk.

Tell me more...

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 close: 16 February 6pm

Apply by 6pm on 16 February by sending us a video, where you tell us about yourself and your idea. After applications close, we will be in touch by email with information on what happens next (see Key dates for details). If you have any questions, please email openx@tedxlondon.com. OPENx takes place in central London and is open to 16-25 year olds.

What do I need to know?

To apply we would like you to answer these four questions with a short video (max. 1 minute each):

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
  2. What’s your idea for a talk?
  3. Why do you want to take part in OPENx?
  4. How did you find out about OPENx?

How do I apply?

  1. Download or open the Seenit app on your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Sign up or log in and allow all popups eg microphone and push notifications.
  3. Enter the Project ID: openx2018
  4. Head to the ‘Script’ section and follow the instructions in the app (and have fun!)

What are some key dates?

If you are selected for the programme, you will need to be on these dates:

Audition day: 3 March in central London
Coaching  workshop 1: 24 March 11am-2pm
Coaching workshop 2: 21 April 11am-2pm
Coaching workshop 3: 19 May 11am-2pm
Coaching workshop 4: 16 June  11am-4pm
Coaching workshop 5: 23 June 11am-4pm
Rehearsal day: 30 June & 1 July
TEDxLondon event: 1 July at Royal Festival Hall

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.

If you’re over 25 and are interested in becoming a speaker, you can apply through the general route using the speaker application form.

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

Apply by 6pm on 16 February by sending us a video, where you tell us about yourself and your idea. After applications close, we will be in touch by email with information on what happens next (see Key dates for details). If you have any questions, please email openx@tedxlondon.com. OPENx takes place in central London and is open to 16-25 year olds.

What do I need to know?

To apply we would like you to answer these four questions using video format (details below):

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
  2. What’s your idea for a talk?
  3. Why do you want to take part in OPENx?
  4. How did you find out about OPENx?

How do I apply?

  1. Download or open the Seenit app on your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Sign up or log in and allow all popups eg microphone and push notifications.
  3. Enter the Project ID: openx2018
  4. Head to the ‘Script’ section and follow the instructions in the app (and have fun!)

What are some key dates?

If you are selected for the programme, you will need to be on these dates:

Audition day: 3 March in central London
Coaching  workshop 1: 24 March 11am-2pm
Coaching workshop 2: 21 April 11am-2pm
Coaching workshop 3: 19 May 11am-2pm
Coaching workshop 4: 16 June  11am-4pm
Coaching workshop 5: 23 June 11am-4pm
Rehearsal day: 30 June & 1 July
TEDxLondon event: 1 July at Royal Festival Hall

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.

If you’re over 25 and are interested in becoming a speaker, you can apply through the general route using the speaker application form.

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

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Lost in the numbers: The story of young migrants
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Why your actions don’t always define you
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A lesson in self-love
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Turning your pain into purpose
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