Call for Speakers

Speaker nominations are now open

Do you have a life-changing idea? Or, know someone who has something fascinating to share? Is there a concept you’re dying to explore with our community? If so, we’d love to talk to you about joining us, and other incredible speakers, for TEDxGlasgow 2018.

TED is a global platform for sharing remarkable ideas. TEDx events are the same as TED Conferences but at a local level. TEDxGlasgow 2018 is an independently organised TED event taking place on Friday, June 1st at the SEC Armadillo 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 will welcome an engaged audience of around 2,000 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.

We are on the lookout for standout speakers for this year’s event, so get applying or nominate someone who you think would light up our iconic red circle.

Apply Now

Simply fill in the form below by the deadline of midday on 2nd February 2018. We include above our Speaker Guidance Notes but you can also send any questions to [email protected].

A little about our TEDx talks

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 by early April 2018 latest.

At this time, we’ll also be sharing the good news of our awesome TEDxGlasgow 2018 lineup with our community and the public, so keep your eyes peeled!

Last Year's Speakers

You’d 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 is midday 2nd February 2018.

Some highlights from TEDxGlasgow 2016