Watch lots of TED and TEDx talks to become familiar with the format. We are looking for idea-centered talks, not motivational speeches, personal histories or sales pitches.
Make sure your talk idea fits within the theme of our event. We are looking for a broad range of topics and ideas, but your talk should connect in some way with the overall focus of the event.
You don’t have to be THE expert on the topic you want to discuss, but you should be AN expert – or at least have some relevant experience or personal connection to the idea.
The state of Mississippi has just celebrated its bicentennial year and many exciting things are on the horizon for our city, our state and the world at large. Our 2018 event is a forward-looking exploration of the next 200 years to come, including the ideas, perspectives, challenges and solutions that will shape our future. While talks should address ideas that are relevant to local audiences, talks should also appeal to the global TED and TEDx audience. Talk ideas may address the near or distant future and should present ideas that are new, exciting and compelling.