Thank you for considering a presentation as a student presenter at TEDxCapeMay 2018 "Common Ground." Cape May County high school and community college students selected to give a five minute TEDxCapeMay talk will receive professional coaching sessions, seven complimentary tickets to the event for friends and family, and a professional video of their presentation distributed through the TEDx network.
Before making this application, please look at examples of great TED style talks by students.
TEDx events focus on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. In keeping with the TED spirit, TEDxCapeMay seeks outstanding presenters from various disciplines who have truly original “ideas worth spreading,” and who can inspire an audience to explore, learn, and engage with those ideas. The TEDxCapeMay organizer is responsible for selecting speakers in keeping with the TED spirit and the TEDx guidelines as followsPayment: TEDx events may never pay speakers.
Duration: You should plan your talk to be five minutes in length.
Presentations: Every talk's content must be in compliance with copyright law. Speakers must inform you beforehand of any third-party material that will be used in their presentations and seek written permissions to copyrighted materials when applicable. TED cannot assist with this process or act as a consultant on individual cases.
Content: Speakers must tell a story that offers original insights or argue for an original idea. They may not use the TED stage to sell products, promote themselves or businesses. Every talk's content must be original and give credit where appropriate. Speakers cannot plagiarize or impersonate other persons, living or dead. Speakers must be able to confirm the claims presented in every talk -- TED and TEDx are exceptional stages for showcasing advances in science, and we can only stay that way if the claims presented in our talks can stand up to scrutiny from the scientific community. TED is also not the right platform for talks with an inflammatory political or religious agenda, nor polarizing “us vs. them” language. If Talks fail to meet the standards above, TED reserves the right to insist on their removal.
Speaker release: Everyone who appears onstage must sign the TEDxCapeMay release form.
TEDxTalks videos: TEDx event teams must upload videos of every talk from their event to the TEDxTalks YouTube channel (and only the TEDxTalks YouTube channel) unless the content is in violation of the above rules. If an organizer chooses to withhold a talk, they are fully responsible for informing TEDx staff and then for communicating the reasoning of their actions to the speakers.
Before completing your application, please see these examples of good TED style talks.