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Calling all speakers for TEDxWoking 2021

Date: 

Thursday, 3 December, 2020

(News source: published on behalf of Woking Works)

Woking Works is delighted to announce that the global phenomenon TEDx is returning to Woking on Friday 21 May 2021, under the theme of Resilience, and people interested in speaking at this exciting event are now invited to apply.

TED talks give charismatic speakers the opportunity to expose new ideas to a broad, international audience. Originally centred on the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design, TED now embraces topics across the board. A TEDx event is a local gathering with a TED licence, where TED-like talks are presented live, and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community.

This is the fifth year that Woking will have hosted TEDx, which continues to inform, engage and enlighten its audience long after the event, as all talks are filmed and available online soon after the ticketed live-streamed event.

In 2021, TEDxWoking will again be working with award-winning local IT support and managed services company - ramsac - to bring together another morning of engaging speakers and TED videos.

As part of this sponsorship, Rob May - ramsac's MD and an experienced international presenter himself - will be leading the audition process, which takes place in February.

Anyone interested in applying to join the programme may find it helpful to see Rob’s advice for giving a TEDx Talk on the TEDxWoking website. Rob's own TEDxWoking 2017 Talk has received more than 190,000 online views to date, and he will be offering free advice to confirmed speakers.

So if you are a local person with an 'idea worth spreading', and able to speak or perform for up to 18 minutes without notes on the topic of Resilience, please see the TEDxWoking website for full details of the selection process. Entries close at 5pm on Friday 15 January 2021.

Tickets for this stimulating and popular morning will go on sale in March 2021. To apply to give a talk, and for reminders and updates about applications, the speaker line up and ticket sales, sign up at www.tedxwoking.com