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How can I become a TEDx Speaker?

Our application cycle typically begins every year in August when we open up our initial written application. Within a few weeks, we select around 30 applicants to move onto the interview phase. Finally, we select 6-10 candidates to speak at our TEDxNCState conference.

Once candidates have been selected, each candidate will be paired with a TEDxNCState curator to cultivate and refine their TEDx Talks. Speakers present their Talks at our annual TEDxNCState conference in April and their Talks will be uploaded to the official TEDx channel shortly afterwards.

Ready to apply? Make sure to follow us on Instagram @tedxncstate to find out when our speaker application goes live

What is the TEDxNCState conference?

The TEDxNCState conference is annual TEDx conference typically hosted in April. Our conferences are held on NC State's campus. Modeled after the signature TED conference, TEDxNCState features a wide variety of thought-provoking and inspirational TEDx Talks, live artistic performances, interactive activities, and networking opportunities.

Stay tuned for the official TEDxNCState 2024 announcement

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