A Conference Where Ideas Take Center Stage
Becoming a Speaker
1. LearnDo your research by reading literally everything on this web page.
2. ApplyFill out an application and tell us about your idea in a 3-min. video.
3. Review & SelectionOur speaker selection committee will review your proposal and contact you.
4. CurationIf selected, we’ll help you perfect your presentation for a TEDx audience.
Presenting your idea on the TEDx stage is a serious commitment, requiring hours of effort, rehearsal, communications, and a commitment to meeting our requirements. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the speaker lineup. If any of this criteria is an issue, please let us know.
DeadlinesYou’re required to submit talk outlines, slides, and other information at specific times prior to speaking at the conference.
You’re expected to work alongside us to curate your talk for our audience, our venue, production value, and optimal impact.
AttendanceYou’re expected to be present for the duration of the conference, interacting with attendees before and after your talk.
RehearsalsYou’re required to attend a dress rehearsal in Naperville and possibly online rehearsals with the curator.
Guidelines for Your Talk
The entire TEDxNaperville organizing team is here to help you prepare for the most powerful, impactful talk you’ve ever given. To that end, please integrate the following guidelines into your presentation. Failure to do so may result in a poor-quality talk or removal from the stage.
Sharp, focused content
Go deep, not broad
3-18 min. max
Interactivity is a plus
Include visuals or props
Include data or research
With exception, no note cards
No religious, corporate, or political plugs