This year, the awesome folks at the awesome TEDxSMU have left open one slot on the sked, and they’re auditioning folks to fill it. This year’s TEDxSMU happens December 2-3, the auditions happen October 11 at the Kessler Theater (a handsome, partially left-handed, scruffy member of the local media is one of the judges), and the deadline to turn in proposals for a chance to audition is next Friday. All that, plus some words in different font types and sizes, is after the jump.
TEDxSMU OPEN CALL FOR AUDITION SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 16
SEPT. 8, 2011
Open call for submissions forÂ TEDxSMU speaker auditions. TED Talk aspirants are invited to submit a talk proposal and/or short YouTube video outlining their TED Talk idea.
The top 12-15 applicants will present a three-minute version of their talk on October 11 at the Kessler Theater. A panel of guest judges and audience members will vote to choose one person to present their talk on the main stage at this year’s TEDxSMU, Dec. 2-3.
Runners-up will have the opportunity to participate as TEDxSMU moderators at remote TED Talk watching parties and discussions.
Anyone who has ever thought his or her innovative ideas should be spotlighted at a TED conference.
Oct. 11 judges includeÂ Zac Crain (D Magazine);Â Merritt Martin (Dallas Observer);Â Omar Jahwar (2010 TEDxSMU speaker);Â Grace Gilker (2010 TEDxKids @SMU speaker).
All submissions must be received by 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16.
Potential TED talkers can submit their information and proposal online at www.tedxsmu.org/participate/speakers