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TEDxSydney Spring 2018 Pitch Night · 25 September 2018

TEDxSydney Pitch Night: Ideas of Note 

Presented by Samsung Galaxy Note9


Submit your idea for the chance to present in front of a live audience at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 25 September at 6pm.

We are looking for 1-3 minute talks, on any topic that demonstrates original thinking and that can be conveyed by you alone. Themes can include technology, science, entertainment, design, innovation, business or wombats … it’s up to you!


Why Enter

The winners will be invited to present their pitch at the next TEDxSydney Salon on 30 October 2018 PLUS will win some great prizes.

In addition, the Curatorial Team are on the lookout for potential speakers for any one of our events including the next Salon, TEDxYouth@Sydney and our flagship event, TEDxSydney 2019 at ICC Sydney.


The Details

TEDxSydney Pitch Night: Ideas of Note: Tuesday 25 September at 6pm.

Deadline for Submissions: 19 September 2018. SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED.

Finalists will be notified by: 20 September 2018

Finalists must able to attend the rehearsal and soundcheck at 4pm before the event starts.

Want to know more? See here for our FAQ’s on TEDxSydney Pitch Night



The winner, as chosen by the Curatorial Team, will receive a Samsung Galaxy Note9 and a double pass to TEDxSydney 2019 at ICC Sydney.

The People’s Choice also gets a Samsung Galaxy Note9.

Runners-up will each receive a full day registration to TEDxSydney 2019


How to Apply

Fill in the form, with your script of your proposed talk (maximum 450 words) AND a 1-3 minute video.

Our Curatorial Team will select a shortlist and you never know, we might see you on stage at the next TEDxSydney Pitch night with your Idea of Note.  


Pitch Night Submission Form

Fields marked with an * are required

(Maximum of 450 words) 

Tip: Copy and paste your script into this section and save your copy! No slides/powerpoint presentations.

You can record or upload a video of your pitch using the recorder at this link:  

Don't forget to hit submit after you have recorded your video.

Video Pitch Link

You may also upload via Youtube or Vimeo - ensure video is set to private and include the link and correct password in the link above. Please note that your video will be viewed confidentially by TEDxSydney’s curatorial team and will not be posted or shared. Don’t forget to delete your video later!

Shortlisted speakers must be available for a rehearsal and sound check on the afternoon of the event at 4pm on Tuesday 25 September at the Sydney Opera House.

I understand that TEDxSydney receives hundreds of applications and that my entry may not shortlisted for the Pitch Night, I also understand that the curatorial team is unable to provide individual feedback on my entry. I acknowledge that if I am shortlisted to present on the night, that I understand that my Pitch is not an official TEDx talk and will not be filmed as such and that I am not guaranteed a place as an official TEDx speaker at any subsequent TEDxSydney event.



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