Nominate a Presenter

We are now reviewing applications.

NOTE: We are presently deciding whether to produce an event with live speakers in 2018. You are welcome to reach out to us, and we do review every nomination… but bear in mind that the application is time-consuming and our team might not respond in a timely fashion.

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to nominate someone anyway, the journey begins here:

You have someone in mind, who you think would be wonderful to have on our stage at TEDxFultonStreet! Fantastic! It’s a ton of work to curate a great roster, so our whole team is thrilled when we get good suggestions.

We are looking for: never-before-seen presentations, from people who have changed the world in terms of Technology, Entertainment, or Design. (T.E.D.) We also consider talks from Entrepreneurs who have built large companies.
Our audience is not interested in: advice or “coaching” about how to live differently, causes or charities looking for support, professional or semi-pro “public speakers” who have given the same talk many times, or personal observations from an individual who is not famous. Our audience attends to meet and learn directly from inventors and designers and creators.
Note to publicists or speakers ‘on tour’: Each talk at our events is a unique debut, something new and special that has never been seen before. If you have a “standard presentation”, we won’t be using it. Please make sure you (or your client) has time for a meaningful commitment, since we cannot work through a proxy. In exchange we’ll provide assistance with art, content, and delivery, to help craft a stellar performance.

Please have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions about Speakers first, to make sure your nominee will be suitable.  If you plan to nominate yourself, you should also have a look at our Content Guidelines, which discuss the presentations in a bit more detail.

  • About You, the Nominator

    (Yes it's okay to nominate yourself or your client.)
  • Contacting the Nominee

  • This Nominee is Great Because...

    (this section is required)
  • Tell us briefly about the speaker: Occupation? Honors or Distinctions? Recent work? Why are you recommending them?
  • Which of these areas best describes this candidate's innovation?
  • In what way has this candidate most dramatically changed the world? (Specific historical details, such as sales figures or number of users. We are not interested in "future potential impact", but what has already been achieved.)
  • Please provide links to any articles or web pages about this speaker. (If possible, include their LinkedIn page, since that helps us to establish connections.)
  • Have you heard this person speak publicly? If so, where? Have they ever spoken on the main stage at TED or TEDGlobal? Or any of the independent TEDx events?
  • What is this person like on stage? Ok to use pop culture references if you like.
  • Please provide links to any online audio or video featuring your nominee.
  • What would be the biggest "a-ha" of this candidate's presentation?

    Examples of great "TED Moments" are:

    • • unveiling a never-before-seen scientific discovery and its proof
    • • how the candidate personally created a famous company or product
    • • mind-expanding inventions, designs, or history, presented by the creator

    Please be very concise - we are looking for what will literally be the point of the presentation, or perhaps the title of the talk. (Not a moral like "if you try hard enough, you might overcome your challenges", or an imperative like "everyone should do xyz and then we'll all be happier", but a specific tale like "How I built a flying car and got it approved by the FAA for flight next year.")
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