Ready to be a 

speaker in 2023?


The Round Red Carpet at a TEDx event is reserved for those calling out for change. The call is to go, do great things, be better than you’ve ever shown yourself to be.

Yet those on the Red Carpet have but one instrument, the transforming power of an idea. The spotlight may be on the speaker, but the focus is on the idea.

The speaker must transmit the idea with fidelity and integrity, handing it as a gift to the audience, to unlock and call forth the best from all who encounter it.

The Speaker Application deadline is coming up soon, midnight, September 9, 2022. Click below for the application form, which contains more information.

Please note: We are only accepting speaker applications from within BC.

This is for two reasons:
1) We want to respect the x in TEDx. Our event is locally organized and we want our speakers to be locally sourced.

2) We want all of our speakers to attend a minimum of 5 in-person coaching sessions before the actual event. This is unrealistic for people living outside BC but it is a very important part of our coaching process.


Prospective Speaker Information Meetings

 We will be holding two separate workshops 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

Wednesday August 24th, 2022, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Zoom

Saturday, August 27th, 9.30am to 11.30am – in-person, at Semiahmoo House, 15306 24th Ave, Surrey

You must register and reserve a place to attend – see details below.

There is no cost to attend. Registered attendees will be provided with all the necessary details.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Vivien Ip, Curation Team Coordinator, at

Here’s what our 2022 speakers have to say about their experience.

The search is on for our next set of speakers

TED x Surrey 2023 is shaping up to be a transformative event for our host city, Surrey, BC.

Will you help shape our future?

The road to the Red Carpet is arduous. Refinement and practice are constant companions. But the rewards are immeasurable.

The first steps for aspiring speakers are to read the Frequently Asked Questions 
and then submit your application before midnight,  September 9th, 2022.