Our 2018 speakers have been selected! Thank you to everyone who applied.

What is a TEDx Talk?

A TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in a short, well-rehearsed talk. TEDxYDL talks will be approximately 8 minutes long. Here are some ideas of what a TEDx talk could be.


What isn’t a TEDx Talk?

  • No selling from the stage.
  • No political agendas.
  • No religious proselytizing (including new age beliefs).
  • Only good science.

Important Dates for Speakers

  • Sunday, July 29: Deadline to submit speaker application
    **Deadline extended until Sunday, August 5, 11:59pm**
  • Week of August 6: Invitations to speak extended to selected speakers. Please confirm promptly to avoid losing your spot!
  • Monday, August 27: Completed draft of your talk due for consultation with writing coaches
  • September 10-21: Two mandatory rehearsal sessions will be scheduled in these two weeks
  • Wednesday, September 26, 6:30-9pm: Mandatory dress rehearsal
  • Thursday, September 27, 7-9pm: The big night!