Audition to be a Student Speaker at TEDxOU 2015

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, OU Research Campus Three Partners Place


Applications have closed for TEDxOU 2015 Student Speakers. Attend the auditions on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, to hear potential TEDxOU Talks.

Are you an OU student who is a pioneer in your field? Have you experienced what it’s like to go off the beaten path and have a great experience because you did? If so, the TEDxOU Organizing Team would like to invite you to apply and audition to go “Off The Map” and give the talk of your life at the annual TEDxOU conference on January 23, 2015.

Thinking about applying? Here’s what you need to know:

Duration: No student talk can exceed 9 minutes.

Presentations: Every talk’s content must be in compliance with copyright law. Speakers must inform the TEDxOU organizers beforehand of any third-party material that will be used in presentations and must seek written permissions to copyrighted materials when applicable. TED cannot assist with this process or act as a consultant on individual cases.

Content: Speakers must tell a story or argue for an idea. They may not use the TED stage to sell products, promote themselves, or promote businesses. Every talk’s content must be original and give credit where appropriate. Speakers cannot plagiarize or impersonate other persons, living or dead.

Speakers must be able to confirm the claims presented in every talk – TED and TEDx are exceptional stages for showcasing advances in science, and we can only stay that way if the claims presented in our talks can stand up to scrutiny from the scientific community. TED is also not the right platform for talks with an inflammatory political or religious agenda, nor polarizing “us vs them” language. If talks fail to meet the standards above, TED reserves the right to insist on their removal.

Speaker Release: Everyone who appears onstage must sign the TEDx Speaker Release form.

What does the talk of YOUR life look like? Apply now. Applications are open until Friday, November 21, 2014. Selected applicants will be invited to audition on December 4, 2014. In the meantime, check out some of the student talks from TEDxOU 2014 for some inspiration here.

Best of luck!

The TEDxOU Organizing Team