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TEDxBuffalo: Applications for speakers & performers extended


Wed, Apr 11th 2018 07:00 am
April 30 new deadline for ideas worth spreading
TEDxBuffalo is giving potential speakers and performers two more weeks to pitch their ideas and talents for its eighth annual event. The deadline, originally April 15, is now 11:59 p.m. April 30.
Potential speakers and performers can apply at tedxbuffalo.com. Applications require filling out a short form and submitting a link to a YouTube video, no more than two minutes in length, introducing themselves as a speaker and their idea for a talk. Performers need not live in Buffalo or Western New York, but ideally have a connection to the area.
TEDxBuffalo, an independent event under the TEDx licensing program of the TED organization, is produced by an all-volunteer staff, and funds are raised through sponsorships and partnerships with local businesses, organizations and benefactors.
Videos produced by TEDxBuffalo have garnered more than 400,000 views on YouTube.
About TEDx
X = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x equals independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less.
Many of these talks are then made available, free, at www.TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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