Want to know exactly how to apply for a TEDx Talk? This post walks you through the entire application process, from start to finish.
The TEDx world can be confusing — what’s the step by step process?
As a TEDx event organizer (and therefore, an insider to this world), I realized the process wasn’t clear. Below, you’ll learn how to find TEDx events, what to include in the application (whether you’re able to find a speaker application form or not), and how the selection process works.
Your 12-Month Plan to get a TEDx Talk
This action plan is an excerpt from my massively long post called Get a TED Talk This Year – The Ultimate Guide. It covers more of the myths of applying TEDx (like how good of a speaker you need to be), frequently asked questions about what TED and TEDx are, and more background information you might like to know before you apply for a TEDx Talk.
Why 12 months? TEDx application deadlines are often 6+ months before the event (and any given event happens once a year), so you’ll select and develop your talk then and plan out which events to apply to before the deadline. You won’t be working full-time for a year on your TEDx Talk, you’ll just need to spread out some tasks.