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September 10, 2021

Advice to help you submit your best application.

We want to give you the best experience when submitting to TEDxMSUDenver. On this page you will find everything you need to help you submit your best application.

Please review ALL the information below before submitting your application.

TEDx Talks are about Ideas Worth Spreading.  A Great ideas is not only worth sharing, but it has lasting impact. A Great idea might alter the audience’s current perspective, or even open them up to a completely new way of thinking.  To help you better understand how TED and TEDxMSUDenver think about ideas, please view/download our PDF Ideas Worth Spreading.

Please also view/download this year’s Commitment / Milestones timeline so that you understand the expectations and time commitments we have for our presenters.  (Please do not apply if you feel that you will not be able to meet all of these commitments.)

What will you need to include in your application?

The application consists of an online form with questions in addition to your contact information.

These questions include: What is your Idea Worth Spreading? Why are you the best person to give this talk? Why will the audience care about your talk? What takeaway(s) will the audience receive from your talk? What 3 hash tags would you use to describe your talk?

In addition you will be required to create a 30-40 second video answering one simple question: Why is your idea worth spreading?

The help you better understand the application and the required video, we have created a short video to help.  Please take few minutes to watch it.

Application Tips Read these tips, they contain important information on what TO DO and NOT do.



Chris Anderson is the head of TED. 

Here you can watch Chris’s video on TED’s Secrets to giving a great TEDxTalk.


Our call for Speakers and Entertainers is CLOSED.


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