2nd Annual TEDxEustis Conference Announces Speaker Application Deadline

2ndAnnual TEDxEustis Conference Announces Speaker Application Deadline



Eustis, Fla. (August 15, 2018) - Earlier this year, a slate of local speakers and experts shared “ideas worth spreading” at the inaugural TEDxEustis event at the State Theatre in Eustis.  The success of the first conference has prompted the organizers to announce a follow-up on January 18, 2019.


“The speakers we featured earlier this year were amazing,” says TEDxEustis organizer Timothy Totten.  “Our sold out audience enjoyed talks on diverse topics from food insecurity and tiny house living to re-thinking disabilities in the workplace and hemispherectomy.” 

“Our goal is to find 8 or more awesome new speakers with fantastic ideas to share,” says Totten.  “We’re not limiting our list to experienced speakers either. If someone has a great story or idea, we will make sure that our curator and our coaches prepare them to give the best talk of their life.”Totten and his co-organizer, Byron Faudie, are currently seeking speaker applications for the January 18, 2019 TEDxEustis event.  Applications can be found online at TEDxEustis.com and are due by Friday, August 24that 11:59pm.

The all-volunteer group organizing the 2019 TEDxEustis event will provide a speaker coach for each of the presenters chosen. This volunteer will work with the presenter to ensure an engaging performance, regardless of the presenter's public speaking experience or previous lack of it. The organizers believe that great ideas worth spreading shouldn't be sidelined by stage fright.

While presenters are not paid for their efforts, each talk - which can range from 3 to 18 minutes - will be recorded and uploaded to the TEDx video portal on TED.com to be shared with the world.

Interested speaker applicants should apply at TEDxEustis.com or contact Timothy Totten at 352-242-8111 or by emailing tedxeustis@gmail.comwith other questions.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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