Applications open: TED Worldwide Auditions, Nairobi

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 29 Feb 2012
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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 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.
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