Call for Speakers Closed

Speaker nominations are now closed

Thank you so much to everyone who nominated individuals and applied to speak at TEDxGlasgow 2017. We’ve been overwhelmed with incredible entries and it’s going to be a tough challenge to identify just 16 speakers from this amazing response. We look forward to bringing a hugely exciting lineup to you very soon.

We’ll be reviewing all the applications in the coming weeks with the hope of coming back to all applicants by mid-April. Thereafter, we hope to announce our full lineup to the public on 23rd April 2017.

A little about our TEDx talks

TED is a global platform for sharing remarkable ideas. TEDx events are the same as TED Conferences but at a local level. TEDxGlasgow 2017 is an independently organised TED event taking place on Friday, June 2nd at The Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. TEDxGlasgow is one of the UK’s largest and most well-established TEDx events. From 2014 until 2016 we have doubled in size every year, welcoming internationally renowned speakers and partners, whilst achieving almost 9 million views of our talks online across the globe.

This year we hope to welcome an engaged audience of over 1,800 innovators, thinkers and doers. What all TED and TEDx events have in common is that they feature speakers with “ideas worth doing”. We give speakers the platform to deliver their big idea in an engaging fast-paced talk, whilst breaking free from the constraints of a more conventional conference.

Talks can be from 3 minutes up to a maximum of 18 minutes long. All successful speakers will be interviewed by our Speakers team. TEDxGlasgow 2017 Speakers will have a dedicated speaker’s coach who will work with you to ensure you are prepared pre, during and post the big day.

We’ll be contacting successful speakers in the coming weeks – by end April 2017 latest.

At this time, we’ll also be sharing the good news of our awesome TEDxGlasgow 2017 lineup with our community and the public, so keep your eyes peeled!

Last Year's Speakers

Our 2017 speakers will be joining an exclusive list of fascinating speakers from across industries and disciplines. Take a look at last year’s speakers here.

Looking for a bit of inspiration? View our Talks here.

Deadline for applications was midday 23rd March 2017.

Some highlights from TEDxGlasgow 2016