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Event Details

The TEDxSurrey 2022 event will take place on Saturday, February 19th, 2022, at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. This is a beautiful, professional theatre with excellent acoustics and can seat over 1,000 people. This is a wonderful venue for speakers to share their ideas.

Our theme continues to be, “A Shift in Thinking”. We want our audience to shift their thinking in such a way that it may change their actions, which could result in a strong, positive change in the direction of their lives.

This outstanding event will feature twelve speakers. We will also have live music and several energizers that will involve audience participation. The speakers’ talks will be professionally videotaped and their videos will be uploaded to the TEDx YouTube channel where potentially millions of people could watch their video. 

Speakers will showcase ideas from six separate areas of human endeavor: science; technology; art,
music and design; human rights, law and business; current events & topical issues; personal growth
and development.

Ticketing details are still being worked out. We’ll revise the information here and elsewhere on our
site once everything is finalized.

Speaker Information

We are looking for speakers with compelling ideas in six separate areas: science; technology; art, music and design; human rights, law and business; current events – topical issues; personal growth and development.

To be selected as a speaker for TEDxSurrey, we are looking for the following:

  • A compelling idea. The speaker’s idea needs to be powerful and impactful. It should inspire peoples’ hearts and minds, and “shift the audience’s thinking” in a significant and meaningful way.

  • Expertise, experience, and a depth of understanding of their idea. Speakers need to have a high level of expertise or rich experience related to their idea.

  • Experience as a public speaker. We are looking for speakers with a strong stage presence who have experience presenting to audiences of a significant size (100 or more) in a variety of settings.

 

Prospective Speaker Information Meetings. We will hold two workshops on Zoom for prospective speakers to learn more about TED and TEDxSurrey. If you wish to apply as a speaker, it is highly recommended that you attend one of the Information Meetings. There will be opportunities to meet the TEDxSurrey Team, get a taste of the TEDx speaker experience, learn the 4 essential elements of a successful TEDx talk, and find out more about the application process.

Presenter: Alan Warburton, TEDxSurrey, Licensee & Curator.

  • Saturday, September 11th, from 9.30am to 11.30am – Information Session #1
  • Saturday, September 18th, from 9.30am to 11.30am – Information Session #2

These meetings will take place on Zoom. You must register and reserve a place to attend – see details below. There is no cost to attend. Registered attendees will be provided with Zoom login details.

 

A Curation Team is responsible for selecting the 12 speakers for TEDxSurrey 2022. As indicated above, we are looking for speakers with compelling ideas in six separate areas. 

The first step for applicants will be to complete an Application Form (available on our website at www.tedxsurrey.ca) and submit it by the deadline of October 4th, 2021. There will be several other steps in the selection process, which will be outlined at the Information Meetings. 

If you are interested in finding out more about how to become a TEDxSurrey 2022 speaker, please be sure to attend one of our Information Meetings. Pre-registration is required.

Pre-register through this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tedxsurrey-2022-speaker-information-session-registration-162876719653

If you have any additional questions, please contact Vivien Ip, Curation Team Coordinator, at vivien@tedxsurrey.ca

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