Events, TEDxColumbus

Seeking High School Speakers & Attendees: TRUST 2017


Dear TEDxColumbus Community:


We have two important announcements (announcements, announcements…!) on how high school students can attend and speak at TEDxColumbus: TRUST on November 3, 2017 at the Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center.


First – Think “Field Trip.” 


At TEDxColumbus, we will repeat our main speaker program twice again this year, once in a morning session (8am-12pm) and again in the afternoon (1pm– 530pm). Attendees in the morning session may only be high schoolers attending with a classroom teacher from their school (limit 25 per school). Tickets will be free and students need to be transported together by their respective schools.


To apply for one of these “Field Trip” slots to bring students, teachers can fill out this form. We will accept groups on a first come first serve basis with an eye to including the broadest range of schools from across the area. We will also provide a discussion guide that draws on the program /speaker content for teachers to use before and after the event.


The afternoon session is as always, open to the public. Ticket sales will begin in mid-September through CAPA. Look for details to follow. Proceeds from the afternoon session will help underwrite the morning high school session.


Second – High Schoolers at Speakers!


Last year we had a whole session of high school speakers. This year, we will choose three to speak with our adult speakers during the morning session. They will each get coaching from our partners at TEDxOhioStateUniversity and an official TEDxColumbus video on YouTube. To apply to be a speaker for one of the High School speaker slots, please carefully follow the instructions inside this form. 


Lastly, we will announce our main speaker and performers in 2 weeks! As always, it will prove to be a provocative and memorable day, showcasing some of our area’s best talent and ideas.


Thanks to the continued support from our loyal partners at Resource/Ammirati, The Columbus Foundation, Cardinal Health, L Brands Foundation, The Ohio State University, Crane Group and The Kridler Family Foundation. Their underwriting assures us the ability to produce the highest quality event toward sharing our ideas as far as possible!


We look forward to sharing ideas with you on November 3rd!

TEDxColumbus Organizing Team


Click here to find a playlist of TEDxColumbus:RISK 2016 talks and performances.