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TEDxSydney Spring 2017 Pitch Night · 14 November 2017

You’re invited to TEDxSydney’s inaugural Pitch Night on Tuesday 14th November 2017, 6:30 pm at Cake Wines Cellar Door.

If you have you ever dreamed about doing a TEDx talk or are simply keen to try out your idea in front of a friendly audience, then this is your chance. Think of it as an open mic night for ideas and a chance to be seen and considered for TEDxSydney’s main event in 2018.

We are looking for 2-3 minutes talks, on any topic that demonstrates original thinking and that can be conveyed by you alone. No slides, no sales pitches – just incredible ideas!

All you need to do is send in your pitch for your 2-3 minute talk and, if selected, deliver it in front of our dedicated TEDxSydney audience.

To apply, simply fill in the form below with a 200-word pitch detailing your talk idea AND a 1 minute video of your proposed short talk. 

The most compelling idea presented on the night, as selected by our Curatorial team, will receive two full day tickets to TEDxSydney 2018.  All speakers will be considered for TEDxSydney 2018.

Deadline to send us your pitch is 5pm, Thursday 9 November 2017.

We want You@TEDxSydney – either on stage or as part of the audience!

To be part of the audience and hear some original ideas from the TEDxSydney community, get your ticket now!

Any questions – please email speakers@tedxsydney.com and don’t forget to include your video pitch!

Please note that you must be over the age of 18 to attend this event.

Pitch Night Submission Form

Fields marked with an * are required

(Maximum of 200 words)

You can record or upload a video of your pitch using the recorder at this link: https://ziggeo.io/h/txs18pitch  

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. Paste the link and correct password in the box below. Don’t forget to delete your video afterwards!

Please note that your video will be viewed confidentially by TEDxSydney’s curatorial team and will not be posted or shared. 

I understand that by participating in You@TEDxSydney, I am not guaranteed a place as a speaker at any TEDxSydney event. This is an "open mic" night for great ideas.

I also understand that, if selected, I need to be available from 5pm on 14 November 2017 for rehearsals.


Things to think about:

  • We are looking for ideas on any topic or subject matter that demonstrate original thinking
  • That can be conveyed by you alone (no slides – it’s just you on stage)
  • No selling from the stage, no political agendas, no proselytising and only good science.

Tips from our Curatorial Team

  1. Develop your idea.
  2. Make an outline and write a script.
  3. Strong introduction, effective stories, build to a conclusion.  
  4. If selected, rehearse your short talk and then rehearse some more!
  5. Preferably no notes … rehearse.
  6. Remember – if there’s not enough time, then you’re saying too much – don’t speed up to fit into the time, focus on one idea and keep it simple.

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