The TEDxBuffalo team is looking to hear pitches from those who have come up with ideas and concepts that challenge the status quo and delve beyond the predetermined ways that we examine everyday rituals and strategies.
“We’re looking for someone who can get up on stage and challenge preconceived notions, tell the audience about something they’ve never heard of, or ask people to think differently about something,” says Adrienne Bermingham, TEDxBuffalo’s lead organizer. “The event is meant to showcase the innovative and impressive things happening in our community to a local and global audience. We’re hoping to really diversify the types of presentations made during our fifth annual event.”
Buffalo is filled with creatives who have bucked the trends in one manner or another. There are those who have come up with alternative ways to benefit the environment, or teach our youth. These are the people that can spread their messages to others in hopes of affecting change beyond their inner sphere of influence.
If you are interested in speaking and performing at TEDxBuffalo 2015, now is the time to get the ball rolling.
The TEDxBuffalo team is now accepting pitches from those interested in speaking and performing at TEDxBuffalo 2015. Pitch videos will be accepted through Friday, April 10. This year, there are separate application forms for those interested in speaking and those interested in performing.
Previously successful TEDxBuffalo talks include:
· Why amateur astrophotographers can capture imagination better than the professionals.
· How a South Buffalo program challenged the way we educate and integrate high school drop-outs.
· What artists and scientists can learn from working together (with examples).
· How the sharing economy and mobile technologies are at work in Buffalo’s University Heights neighborhood.
Moving forward, here’s how the operation works:
In the months leading up to the event, speakers will work with a coach (a member of the organizing committee), watch several TED and TEDx videos, and attend several table reads. Speakers will also attend a full-day rehearsal before the event and are expected to attend the entire event.
TEDxBuffalo 2015 is set to take place on Thursday, October 22. For its fifth year, the event is moving to a new venue and a new time: Asbury Hall at Babeville, tentatively from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
For more information and guidelines on video pitch submissions, please visit www.tedxbuffalo.com/speak. If recording a video independently is not an option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so the TEDxBuffalo team can assist you.