We will host our 8th annual TEDxTexasStateUniversity event on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Performing Arts Center on the Texas State University campus! We are seeking speakers who will inspire our community and embody our theme, resolve.


2024 Theme Description:

The last few years have been rife with difficulty, from managing a global pandemic to mounting economic uncertainty, ongoing protests for human rights, and escalating environmental disasters, all of which have been taking place in a contentious political environment. Despite these difficulties, we believe in our resolve to overcome these challenges and are hopeful for the future. We are seeking speakers who are visionaries serving as drivers of change, and whose talks will focus on the potential and promises ahead. Through these talks, we aim to explore specific ideas, processes, and solutions that will enable us to adapt to and transform the current obstacles we face as a local and global community. We hope to seek speakers who will represent a variety of fields and perspectives including technology, health, the arts, media, social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences. We invite you to join us for a day of conversation as we discover how to strengthen our collective resolve.


The application is open to anyone of any age and the deadline to apply is Sunday, October 1st at 11:59 p.m. The application also requires a two-minute audio AND video recording of the applicant presenting their idea. You do not have to have a fully written or developed presentation to apply, just an idea worth sharing.


If selected, speakers will work with our speaking coaches starting in mid-October. Community members who are not affiliated with the university are also encouraged to apply. Though this event will be live, the speakers will be featured in a professionally edited video, post-event, that will be uploaded to TED Headquarters.


If you have questions about the application process or event or have ideas for fine arts performances, entertainment, or exhibits that should be included in our event, please contact us at TEDxTXST@txstate.edu.

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