Speakers come from all places and disciplines, but what they all have in common is one big idea and the passion to share it.
Everyone has a story to tell, but we’re not just seeking storytellers, we’re seeking the truly unique, radical ideas behind them.
As a speaker, your objective is to share your idea in an engaging way and to answer the question, “Why?” That is, Why do you care and why should the attendees care? If you’re up to the challenge and passionate about your idea, we’d love to hear from you.
Please apply below after reading the information on this page. Speaker applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 event. All applications will be reviewed. If your application is accepted, our Speaker Selection Committee will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Become A Speaker
Guidelines for Your Talk
TEDxElPaso talks run between 5 and 18 minutes, so your talk should be focused and sharp. If you exceed your time, the coordinator will ask you to end your talk. Your talk should go deep rather than broad. It should include visuals that develop your ideas. It can include unique aspects of personal experience or projects that are powerful and illuminating. Corporate, political, or religious plugs from the stage are an abuse of the TEDx platform and are unacceptable.
The entire TEDxElPaso organizing team is here to help you with any kind of information or preparation you may need. We will also help you blend your talk into the theme and other speakers’ talks. Begin your research by viewing our speaker resources, then apply.