What we are looking for
We are looking for speakers who are pursuing innovation in their particular field of study, and have a passion for making the world a better place. This event will focus on how we balance what we do for the betterment of humanity not just with scientific and design thinking but with empathy and connection to the global community. We are looking for people who have actioned projects, have conducted peer-reviewed research, are active in their pursuits (dance, music, theatre) and who want to share their idea to INSPIRE others to make change. How do you play with the idea of invisibility?
- Sign the Volunteer Agreement form and return to Tosca
- Follow the calendar for the outline of support for either Guest or Youth Speakers.
- If a speaker doesn’t connect with you, reach out.
- Find their true passion and help them tell that story. No re-hashed English papers or Humanities assignments. No lameo business or corporate keynote. Tell us something new and unique to this learner. What have they done, what do they dream?
- Help them to be authentic and vulnerable on-stage.
- Find and watch great TEDx talks with them, what makes the talk great, how did they stand, what words & slides did they choose?
- Keep their talk simple- get rid of the jargon or slang.
- Be frank. If it sucks, tell them. Then help them to make it better.
- Rehearse with them more than once.
Mentors Videos for Viewing
If you are new to the TED or TEDx family we suggest that you watch the following videos to help you in this journey. They are not that long and will help you take your talk or your speaker’s talk to the next level!
- SEPT: Submit short idea for talk to this link
- Book a time for a face to face meeting with Tosca
- Curatorial short-list selections for student speakers
- First meeting between youth liaisons and students
- First meeting with teacher mentors (workshop finding your passion)
- Second meeting with teacher mentors (edit talk for stage)
- Second meeting with youth liaisons (workshop stage presence)
- Memorize talk & prepare slides
- Check in with Curatorial team for face to face rehearsal with slides (speaker cuts if needed)
- Third meeting with teacher mentors (focus slides)
- Third meeting with youth mentors (workshop best slides)
- Fourth meeting with teacher mentors (edit talk for stage)
- Fourth meeting with youth mentors (workshop nerves, stage fright)
- Submit final slides on Keynote for review to Tosca. Give Waiver form to Tosca.
- Rehearsal in front of peers for feedback
- Final adjustments to talk.
- On site dress rehearsal. Must attend.
- END OF JAN EARLY FEB: ½ day TEDxYouth event. Speaker must attend the full event. Optional: After party
TEDxYouthJingshan Code of Conduct
- Respect the boundaries of other attendees.
- Avoid aggressively pushing your own services, products or causes.
- Respect confidentiality requests by speakers and other attendees.
- Look out for one another.
- Invasion of privacy, including taking photos (or requesting selfies) of people you don't know.
- Being disruptive, drinking excessively, stalking, following, or threatening anyone.
- Abuse of power (including abuses related to position, wealth, race, or gender).
- Homophobia, racism, or behavior that discriminates against a group or class of people.
- Sexual harassment of any kind, including unwelcome sexual attention, and inappropriate physical contact.
- Contact Tosca to report an incident.