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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, the TEDxBanbury curation team seeks to create a diverse programme of speakers representing a range of disciplines, topics and innovative thinking to share new and extraordinary ideas, which resonate, cut through and have global reach.  We invite applications from individuals, recommendations and invite individuals to consider applying, who we feel has an idea to share. 

For each of our events we curate talks that embrace a central event day theme.


What ideas are we looking for from our speakers?

  • New ideas that originate in our community and beyond, but are widely relatable. 

  • An idea the TED world hasn't heard before, not a copy of a TED Talk you like!

  • Ideas that change perceptions for example: a scientific discovery that changes how you think about things, or a philosophical argument that reshapes your notions of friendship.

  • Ideas that need to be defended – not something self-evident, but an interesting argument.


 A TEDx event is not a platform for professional speakers, such as motivational speakers and professional life coaches.  The purpose is to give a platform to those who don’t often have one.  TEDx events look for the ideas, not the speaker.

Please note that while TEDx speakers do not receive payment, they are very much part of the global TEDx brand experience.

Following the success of initial applications via this site, TEDxBanbury will seek:

  • A further draft presentation of 500 words within a given time

  • Zoom feedback call

  • A short 5 minute video presentation

  • Speakers will receive TEDxBanbury guidelines together with all deadline dates

  • Final presentation of 1800 words and presentation slides

  • A date to be 'off Script' before the event

Thank you in advance


We thank everyone who applies to be a speaker in advance.  We receive a high volume of applications and contact individuals who have presented a unique idea inline with the events theme.



For all applications, we strongly recommend reading the information provided by following these two helpful links before applying :


  • TEDx Speaker Guide

  • TED Guide to Public Speaking



Apply to be a future speaker at TEDxBanbury here













Please take time to read the information below about our application process for TEDxBanbury

TEDxBanbury Speaker Curation

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