From April-June 2012, TED will hold public auditions in 14 cities on six continents seeking to uncover new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear.Thefourth audition is in Nairobi
, Kenya on May 5th, and applications for speakers have opened.
Anyone can apply to audition, so long as they have not spoken at a TED Conference, and do not have a talk posted onTED.com
. Applicants will be encouraged to include a short video of themselves and we will be inviting around 30 of the best applicants to each audition.
TED is looking for:
THE INVENTOR … sharing an innovation with world-changing potential
THE TEACHER … sharing valuable knowledge in a memorable way - to teenagers or adults
THE PRODIGY … young talent ready to break out
THE ARTIST … who can showcase their work in a compelling, new way (Don't just talk about it. Show us your work!)
THE PERFORMER … music, dance, comedy, drama… or something entirely different
THE SAGE … wisdom the world needs from those who have learned it the hard way
THE ENTHUSIAST … with an infectious passion about a topic they can share
THE CHANGE-AGENT … helping shape the world's future with work that matters
THE STORY-TELLER … vivid, original, meaningful ... with a talent for connection
THE SPARK … with a powerful idea worth spreading
For more information on the TED Worldwide Auditions, please visit the TED2013 audition website.