TEDxMemphis Speaker Information Form

**Please complete by December 6, 2019

Share Your Idea

TEDxMemphis strives to program a conference each year with talks that represent the most innovative ideas coming out of Memphis. We want our next conference to be full of engaging, dynamic, thought-provoking TED talks. A great TED talk starts conversations. When people describe TED Talks you’ll hear words like “surprising,” “inspirational,” “provocative,” or “illuminating.” Thank you for being a part!


TED Talks are required to be shorter than 18 minutes, and we hope to have Talks of varying lengths. Some of the most compelling TED Talks are just a few minutes long. 

TEDxMemphis Conference Details
WHEN: February 22, 2020
WHERE: Crosstown Concourse Theatre
MANDATORY REHEARSAL: February 21, 2020
Contact and Personal Information

Tell Us About Your TED Talk
**Before submitting your talk, please remember**
TED Talks are not presentations about your work or organization -- they are idea driven talks with broad application (beyond a local audience). When telling us about your talk, start with what your exciting idea is, then explain how you will share that idea from the stage. 

Speaker Commitments

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, and today covers almost all topics – from science to business to global issues – in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx

program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


About TEDxMemphis

TEDxMemphis launched in 2015 to bring local ideas to the global TED stage. For each annual conference, we choose a roster of speakers to share TED talks with a Memphis audience, while professionally filming those talks to distribute locally and throughout the TED network.

Have Questions? Need Help?

If you need further direction or have questions about TEDxMemphis, contact Anna Mullins at anna@newmemphis.org or 901-527-4625 ext. 214. You can also visit our website to watch TEDxMemphis talks from previous conferences.