Proposals

TEDxNewburgh welcomes speakers from diverse backgrounds.  You can nominate another person, or nominate yourself! We are looking for speakers who are willing to give a talk which presents a clear, concise, and original idea, with the goal of both empowering the audience with knowledge and helping to foster a love of learning.   If you would like to propose a talk to our TEDxNewburgh Curation Team, please fill out the form below. If you are nominating someone else, please list their name and contact information and a brief description of their work and we will follow up with an email to them. Each person(s) nominated will have an opportunity to elaborate on his/her/their “idea worth spreading” in future correspondence.

The theme of TEDxNewburgh 2019 is Second Chances, and we invite you to consider the various implications of this.  Little acts of forgiveness, shifts in mindset, plans for improvement, moments of clarity and the act of providing opportunities for others are just a few examples of ways that we move into new ideas and create opportunities.  Second chances make space for growth and change, and this year, we honor that space by sharing our ideas with one another.

To complete your application, please complete the following steps no later than February 6, 2019.

To submit for consideration, please fill in the following form and then complete STEP 2 below:

*APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2019 TEDxNewburgh EVENT.  PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT DECEMBER TO APPLY FOR 2020.  THANK YOU.

 

STEP TWO: In a 1 minute “talking head” style video, tell us about your idea, the origins of it, and what you hope to accomplish in your talk.  Due to the number of applications we receive, the review committee will not watch more than 1 minute of video per applicant. Please ensure your submission does not exceed the 1-minute mark.  Please do not include any footage of others. Speak clearly and directly into the camera. Pretend you are talking to a room full of friends. We are not looking for technical skills or visual storytelling talent in this video—you are welcome to use a cell phone camera. This is our chance to get to know you!  Please email your video to TEDxNewburgh@gmail.com no later than February 6, 2019. The subject line should read Your Name TEDxNewburgh video submission