Be a Speaker

TED talks are all about the powerful ideas behind them. As such, we encourage anyone and everyone to apply, regardless of race, color, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other identity. Unlike most TEDx events, our speakers are predominantly selected through open curation. We spend a lot of time helping you develop your idea and talk, from conception through the day of the event, so no public speaking experience is required! Part of our unique speaker development process is to support our speakers as they develop their talks. 

Our primary selection criteria is based on your idea. Is it novel? Is it actionable? Is there passion to be found in spreading your idea? Will it change people's perceptions?

Speaker application is now closed. Thank you for your interest in being part of TEDxSaltLakeCity.