submit an idea

Thank you for your interest in sharing an “Idea Worth Spreading” through TEDxMinneapolis! Tell us more about your idea to be considered as a speaker at a future TEDxMinneapolis event. To see past talks and performances, check out our Past Events.

What We Look For

To be considered, your “Idea Worth Spreading” should be:

  1. New
  2. Interesting
  3. Evidence-Based and Realistic

The speaker delivering the idea must:

  1. Live and/or work in the Twin Cities Area. If you are from another area, use this link to find a TEDx near you!
  2. Be the best person in the Twin Cities to speak to this idea
  3. Be compelling, authentic, and engaging in communicating their idea

If this sounds like you, we want to hear more!

The Details

  • Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, candidates are encouraged to submit ideas early!
  • Themes for events are selected after speakers are identified. We are always looking for a wide breadth of topics.
  • If selected for the next round of consideration, you will be contacted by a member of the curation team to learn more about you and your idea.
  • If you are not contacted within the next few months, there is still a chance we may reach out to you in the future, as each event features a different mix of topics and speakers.

Ready to Share Your Idea?

Click this link to tell us about you and your idea worth spreading and link to a 60-90 second video sharing your idea, why it matters, and why you are the best person to give a talk about this idea.


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We look forward to being inspired by your “Idea Worth Spreading”!

Informational Webinar

View the recording below of an information session with our Lead Curator, Megan Steffer.