What is a TEDx Talk?

A TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes.

Why under 18 minutes?🎥

This short talk model works, since it only demands the audience's attention for a short period of time, decreasing the chance of minds wandering or daydreaming about lunch. In fact, some of the greatest TED Talks have been as short as 5 minutes long! TEDxGriffith will be looking for 6-8 speakers to present for 10-12 minutes.

What is a great, well-formed idea?

It can actually be one of two things:

Something that’s new and surprising; an idea or invention that your audience has never heard about. A great basic idea (that your audience has maybe already heard) with a compelling new argument behind it that challenges beliefs and perspectives.

In other words, an idea isn’t just a story or a list of facts. A good idea takes certain evidence or observations and draws a larger conclusion.

Do you have an idea worth spreading?

Do you possess an idea worth spreading? TEDx Griffith is on the lookout for individuals who are catalysts for change, harboring innovative concepts, unique skills, or groundbreaking technologies that demand a global audience. If you're passionate about your idea and believe it has the potential to reshape perspectives, inspire change, or address a significant challenge, we invite you to take center stage at our event.

This is an opportunity to share your passion, insights, and discoveries with an engaged audience eager to absorb the next big idea. If you're ready to ignite conversations, spark curiosity, and contribute to the collective wisdom of our community, submit your idea for consideration.

Join us in shaping a brighter future by being a beacon of inspiration at TEDx Griffith. Your idea could be the spark that lights the way for positive change on a global scale.

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Got an idea for TEDxTalk for TEDx Griffith?

Remember that TEDxTalks are a global brand and not everyone who applies gets to talk. Sometimes the subject matter is inappropriate for TEDx (no political or religious agendas, pseudoscience or commercial promotions), or the pitch (TED are very strict on commercial promotions appearing in a TEDxTalk) and in others it might be the content (not every story is TEDxTalks story)

We’d like to give you some idea what we at TEDx Griffith are looking for in a prospective TEDxTalk:

  • We want to hear an idea that has never been shared before.

  • We are interested in stories that show your curiosity and enthusiasm for your subject.

  • We are looking for a TALK, not a speech, lecture or lesson.

  • Failure is as important as success and is warmly welcomed in any TEDxTalk.

A TEDxTalk is a story with beginning middle and end. It takes the listener on a journey and provides an insight into the subject that they did not have before. It is not a sales pitch or rant. It is not an expression of an opinion - evidence required. Nor is it an opportunity to bask in the limelight.

In thinking about pitching yourself and your story to us please consider the following:

  • At TEDx Griffith we are looking for talks from 10-12minutes in length.

  • You're expected to learn your speech, no stage notes are allowed in a TEDxTalk.

  • If you’re a professional speaker, we’ll be looking for something different to your usual presentation style.

  • A TEDxTalk is not a commercial platform for your career, company or creative endeavours. You take the stage and stand on the red circle for the love of sharing an idea.

  • You must agree to the TEDx Speaker Guide

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