Share Your Big Idea

Applications are now open for TEDxMcMinnville!

Are you exploring a unique perspective that’s promoting new insight? Pursuing extraordinary projects right here in our local community? Is there a compelling story that can change how we interpret and affect our world? Does the idea need to be shared to grow?

We measure proposals by the power of the idea, and if the platform of TEDxMcMinnville can help propel the idea forward.  The speaker presenting the idea needs to have credibility in the space and be actively working on the idea, as well as have the time to work with us to do a compelling talk.  (Fair warning, it is a lot of work, there are rounds of coaching, rehearsals, and reviews, all with the intent of helping you hit a home run when you walk out on the Ice Auditorium stage.)

If you are doing something profound that’s appropriate for a TEDx talk, please fill out the form below. While we’ll review all submissions, we are a small team and cannot respond to each proposal.

For speaker guidelines on what we think makes for a great talk, please see TED’s Speaker Guide.

The TEDxMcMinnville speaker application is open until July 12, 2019. You will be informed if you are a finalist by July 26, 2019.

Name *
We are all connected - within our communities, within nature, within families both chosen and given. Our need for connection draws us to concepts bigger than ourselves. In our second year, TEDxMcMinnville highlights big ideas that flow between us to ignite our imaginations, celebrate collaboration, and inspire change.
Under which of the following categories would this talk fall? (select at least one) *

By submitting this form, you are agreeing that you understand the following:

  • TEDx speakers are not paid for their talks and are not compensated for any travel expenses.

  • Talks must strictly adhere to the TEDx guidelines.

  • Submitting an application does not guarantee a speaking position, and only complete applications will be considered.

  • TEDx speakers may not use the TED stage to sell products, promote themselves or businesses.

  • Every talk’s content must be original and speakers must give credit where appropriate. Speakers cannot plagiarize or impersonate other persons, living or dead.