Speaker Proposal

Everyone has a big idea. Share yours at UCLA.

TEDxUCLA 2024 has moved to Fall quarter – planned for October 19th

TEDxUCLA was on Friday, June 2, 2023, on the UCLA Campus

We are looking for big ideas for our 2024 conference; we welcome your ideas and submissions.  We are also planning to do TEDxUCLASalons in 2024, we are posting information as we lock in dates and themes

Are you (or someone you know) exploring a unique perspective 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 TEDxUCLA platform 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 and reviews, all with the intent of helping you hit a home run when you walk out on the Royce Hall stage.)

We also seek experiences and consider performance an integral part of the day.

We’re seeking proposals from the UCLA community and beyond for our TEDxUCLA events. If you, or someone you know well, is 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.

Please see here for speaker guidelines on what we think makes for a great talk.

For more on TED, please see ted.com

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