A CONFERENCE WHERE IDEAS TAKE CENTER STAGE


Though our speakers come from all disciplines and all industries both within and beyond the Chula Vista (San Diego) area, all have an idea worth spreading and a passion to share it. Our speakers present bold, radical ideas that challenge standard conceptions, present new understandings of our world or uniquely add to established bodies of work. Talks are well-formatted, visually inspiring, and act as a launching point both for their idea and themselves.

2018 Speaker Application Deadline:

December 15, 2017

SPEAKER APPLICATION IS CLOSED

“When I think about compelling presentations, I think about taking an audience on a journey.”

 

-Chris Anderson TED

An Invitation to the Red Circle

Below is the process to stepping into the Red Circle

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1. Learn

Do your research by reading  everything on this web page and support documentation.

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2. Apply

Fill out an application and tell us about your idea in a 3-min. video.

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3. Review & Selection

Our speaker selection committee will review your proposal and contact you.

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4. Curation

If selected, we’ll help you perfect your presentation for a TEDx audience.

“If you’re ready to give away what’s most precious to you, you would be amazed at what the world gives back to you.”

-Chris Anderson TED

The Speaker's Commitment

Creating an amazing TEDx Talk is a commitment between the speaker and the audience. Our role is to make sure you are ready for that relationship!

Presenting your idea on the TEDx stage is a serious commitment, requiring hours of effort, rehearsal, communications, and a commitment to meeting the TEDx requirements. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the speaker lineup. If any of this criteria is an issue, please let us know. Download the "Speaker Information" packet to assist you in the application process.
SUPPORT RESOURCES
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Deadlines

You’re required to submit talk outlines, slides, and other information at specific times prior to speaking at the conference.

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Working Together

You’re encouraged to work alongside us to create your talk for our audience, our venue, production value, and optimal impact.

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Attendance

You’re encouraged to be present for the duration of the conference, interacting with attendees before and after your talk.

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Rehersal

You’re required to attend a dress rehearsal in Chula Vista and possibly online rehearsals with the curator.

“Your number-one mission as a speaker is to take something that matters deeply to you and to rebuild it inside the minds of your listeners. We’ll call that something an idea.”

-Chris Anderson TED

Guidelines for Your Talk

Your TEDx Talks happens before your step into the Red Circle.

The entire TEDxChulaVista organizing team is here to help you prepare for the most compelling, impactful talk you’ve ever given. To that end, please integrate the following guidelines into your presentation. Failure to do so may result in a poor-quality talk. Download the "Speaker Resources" to assist you in the preparing of your talk.
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Sharp, focused content

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Go deep, not broad

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3-18 min. max

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Interactivity is a plus

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Include visuals or props

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Sharp, focused content

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Include data or research

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No religious, corporate, or political plugs

VENUE LOCATION Mayan Hall, Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd Chula Vista, CA · (619) 421-6700
—   May 19th, 2018
—   Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

CONTACT INFO

Chula Vista Elementary School District

84 East J. Street

Chula Vista, Ca 91910

619.425.9600 (ext.1557)