Want to give a talk at TEDx Camden?

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The world-renowned event is coming to Camden in early 2018, and they’re looking for speakers


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Alex Owumi speaking at TEDxBrixton: Could this be you next? Photo: TEDxBrixton
Camden has long been a cultural hotbed stuffed to the gills with creative thinkers, so it’s almost a surprise it’s taken this long for the acclaimed TEDx series to happen here.

TED – which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – is a brand now globally synonymous with short talks that champion great ideas. The little ‘x’ appendage signifies events in the series that are locally organised and granted a licence to operate at a community level.

TEDx Camden will happen in February 2018, and the organisers are currently on the hunt for eight great speakers, via a series of auditions.

Closing date for entries is next Wednesday (15th Nov), so if you’ve got something you’d like to share, and have an interest in public speaking, now’s the time to express an interest by filling in the form on the website (see link below).

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Enthusiastic local and head organiser Robert Culligan tells us that TEDx Camden is a “community project, so we’re interested in compelling ideas from a diverse range of speakers.”

He’s keen to find local voices that will capture the essence of people’s experiences and knowledge here in Camden. But don’t worry if you’ve not had much public speaking experience before, as there’s a team on hand to provide skills training and support for those chosen, to ensure your talk will be really polished in time for the live event.

All ideas, ages and abilities will be considered for the auditions, which will be held on 25th of November at a local venue. However audition spaces are limited, so make sure your application stands out.

Applicants can sign up now at www.tedxcamden.co.uk where you can also find out more about the event, the team behind it and the audition process.

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More info on attending TEDx Camden will follow and the talks will also be livestreamed right here on Kentishtowner.co.uk in February. The event has the support of the council, Camden Town Unlimited and the Young Camden Foundation.

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