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Have an Idea for a TEDx Talk?

Applications with one-minute video and essay questions due Jan. 17

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University students, staff, faculty, alumni and the general public are invited to submit applications by Jan. 17 to be considered as speakers at the University’s third annual daylong TEDx conference.

“TEDx NorthwesternU 2016” will be held April 9 in the McCormick Foundation Center Forum on the Evanston campus, and its theme is “Beyond Boundaries.” 

Applications must include a one-minute video on the idea for the talk and answers to two brief essay questions. More information on the application process can be found here

Founded in 1984 and run by the non-profit Sapling Foundation, TED is devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). The conference originally focused on technology, entertainment and design and today covers an expansive range of topics -- from science to business to global issues -- in more than 100 languages.

Independently run, TEDx talks, too, help share new ideas in communities around the globe. 

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