Are you exploring an innovative idea or concept that has yet to reach its full potential? Are you pursuing interesting projects in your local community? Do you want to spark change in the lives of people? 

The student organizers at TEDx Syracuse University want to hear about it!

TEDx Syracuse University, an independently organized TED event, is looking for speakers for its 2019 event in April. Proposals are measured by the relevance of the story as well as the ability the idea has to impact the lives of audience in a positive, refreshing way.

Potential speakers are considered more for their passion for their stories than the amount of public speaking experience they have. The ideal speaker has significant experience in the field they are discussing but is also willing to put in the time and effort necessary to create a genuine talk. We want our speakers to share their hopes, dreams and passions on stage. 

The team is looking for speakers from across our community. The overarching theme for this year’s event will be announced in upcoming months. TEDx Syracuse University’s 2019 event is slated to take place on April 6th, 2019 at the Slocum Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus. 

To nominate a speaker, simply fill out this form by December 3rd, 2018. 

Questions can be directed by e-mail to: Sarah Grinnell, Communications Coordinator, or Ariana Rassooly, Co-Lead Organizer and Head of Curation at

Sponsorship for the TEDx Syracuse University event is provided by the Ruth Ivor Foundation, the School of Information Studies, and the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University.