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2017 Speaker Nominations CLOSED

With more than 80,ooo talks, TEDx is the largest ideas platform in the world.  As the Atlanta extension of this community, our mission is to amplify local ideas globally and global ideas locally to propel communities to action.


This year, we are eager to hear from those whose ideas go "Beneath the Surface" to spark change in the world. We are seeking thinkers, makers, and doers from Atlanta and beyond. Please complete the form below if you would like to nominate someone whose idea must be shared. Please be sure to clearly articulate why the idea is important to the TEDx community. 


Researched-based ideas in the fields of engineering, science, the social sciences and medicine are welcome. We also welcome emerging talent in dance, music, the fine arts and the performing arts. As always, ideas with a global impact but with particular applicability to metro Atlanta will be given more weight in the curation process. 

Self-nominations are welcome.   

Short-listed nominees will be contacted in the summer of 2017 for the 2017 annual flagship conference on October 6, 2017.

Note: Talks cannot be commercial in nature. For example, authors ought not reference their book in their talks and corporate executives ought not reference their company or products. The exception to this rule is a presentation showcasing an invention.

Want a better idea of the prototypical TEDx presenter? Check out the videos of our 2016 and 2015 speakers.

About Presenting at TEDxPeachtree

Not your typical conference. TEDxPeachtree maintains high standards for our presenters. In keeping with rules set forth by TED, presenters are not permitted to “sell from the stage” i.e. plugging one’s company, organization or product is strictly prohibited. Additionally, in keeping with the "TED" tradition, there will be a strict enforcement of the time allowed each presenter.

Mandatory rehearsal. To ensure high production quality and a consistent audience experience, we require all presenters to submit their presentation ahead of time and to attend a technical rehearsal which takes place the day before the event (Thursday, Oct 5, 2017).

Presenters stay the duration of the event. Connecting with attendees who hail from a wide array of industries including design, education, technology, finance, academia, etc. is part of what makes the TEDxPeachtree experience so unique. Barring emergencies, we strongly encourage speakers to attend the entire event so that they may benefit from the catalyzing impact of the complete TEDx experience.

Presenters are not compensated. However, we’re committed to creating an experience that’s tremendously fulfilling and beneficial to all involved.

TEDxPeachtree talks are distributed online. An additional benefit of speaking at TEDxPeachtree is that your talk will be streamed live on the day of the event to a worldwide audience. Each year, viewers tune in to the live stream from just about every continent except Antarctica! Also, talks are professionally produced in broadcast-quality video, distributed via YouTube and promoted to the global TED community.



About Presenting at TEDxPeachtree