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TEDxCharleston Seeking Idea Makers for 2020 Event

Aug 16, 2019 04:19PM

TEDxCharleston is seeking speakers, performers and idea makers to inspire audiences at its seventh annual event. The 2020 theme, CASCADES, calls for ideas that trigger great force and movement within the Charleston community and beyond. Applicants have until Sept. 15 to submit ideas online at tedxcharleston.org.

Successful applications specify an idea worth spreading that brings business, scientific, artistic, or cultural breakthroughs to the TEDxCharleston stage and illustrate proof of its execution. All talks and performances are recorded in front of the live TEDxCharleston audience at the Music Hall and shared online with the TEDx global community. No public speaking experience is necessary, as each individual is assigned a TEDxCharleston speaker coach, but speakers must demonstrate subject matter expertise.

“Charleston is overflowing with unbridled change and innovation, and the ‘Cascades’ theme illustrates that level of momentum our city is experiencing,” says Edith Howle, curator of TEDxCharleston. “We are seeking applicants whose big ideas are what the city and world today need to hear and invite all to apply. No idea is too small.”

Organizers will announce this fall the 2020 event date and location. More information on speaker and performer submissions and the next event is available at tedxcharleston.org. Videos of past TEDxCharleston speakers and performances are also available for viewing at tedxcharleston.org.