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TEDxColumbus 2016: RISK

How to Nominate or Apply

Nominations are NOW CLOSED. Deadline was May 30, 2016. 

  • Please note: nominations for the TEDxColumbusYouth speakers will be open beginning August 1.
Speakers will be notified by early July.

Speakers must agree to participate in:

  • Curatorial interview – 6/16 or 6/17
  • Speaker coaching in the fall
  • Attend a speaker dinner on 10/19
  • The rehearsal on 11/3
  • The full day’s event on 11/4

There will not be an open call / audition event for TEDxColumbus 2016. All nominations will be accepted through the online process.

Please direct all questions to tedxcolumbus (at)
And please know that if you send us a name to consider and your nominee does not follow up with a video submission and companion nomination form, they will not be considered. We need to hear directly from the speaker him/herself.

If you are interested in getting notifications and updates about the November 4th event, please register your email here. We will primarily alert you to youth nominations, ticket availability and speaker line-up.

Thank you!

Some good resources to prepare your submission:

The TED Commandments  – the big picture rules that govern TED talks

Livestream hosts several live TEDx events every week across the world – if you haven’t been to a live event, check a few out.

TEDx YouTube Channel  – the archive of all 55,000 + TEDx talks to date.