Apply To Speak at TEDxReno

The call for speakers for our March 9, 2024 event will be in March of 2023. To be sure you are notified, please add yourself to our email list.

Do you have a world-changing idea you think needs to be shared? Do you know someone you think would make a great TED speaker? We welcome you to submit a speaker nomination.

To apply to speak at a TEDxReno event, please fill out and submit the speaker nomination form. Speakers will be selected at the discretion of the curators and will be notified directly.

Submissions will stay in our speaker database for consideration as we plan future TEDx conferences.

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Speaking at a TEDx event

If you’re interested in speaking at our next TEDxReno, please take a moment to read all available information about the event before completing the Speaker Application Form. When filling out the form, please provide as much information as you feel is required so we have a robust understanding of who you are and what your idea is. We will let you know whether or not your application will be moving forward to the next phase.


For our next event, we plan to select 18 speakers for talks that run a maximum of 12 minutes.

Because our event is licensed by TED, we are bound by a number of TED requirements. Some information from the TEDx website is reproduced below. Please view all the TEDx speaker requirements if you have any further questions before applying. 

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TEDx events may never pay speakers. No one can pay to be included in the program. Speakers cannot sponsor any part of your event, in-kind or otherwise.

Every talk's content must be in compliance with copyright law. Speakers must inform you beforehand of any third-party material that will be used in their presentations and seek written permissions to copyrighted materials when applicable. TED cannot assist with this process or act as a consultant on individual cases.

If talks break the Content Guidelines, we reserve the right to insist on their removal from TEDx branded distribution outlets, and license renewal is unlikely.

  • No commercial agenda. Speakers should not promote their own products, books, or businesses or those of a company which employs them. The only exception is where they have specifically been invited to give a powerful product demo, or to describe the ideas in their book, and here the focus should still be on the technology and/or the ideas.

  • A TEDx event is not a platform for professional speakers, such as motivational speakers and professional life coaches. Its purpose is to give a platform to those who don’t often have one.


Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by our committee of dedicated TEDx volunteers.

We carefully consider each application that comes in and we warmly thank you for applying to speak at TEDxReno.

Speaker Application Request

The call for speakers for our March 9, 2024 event will be in March of 2023. To be sure you are notified, please add yourself to our email list below.

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