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TEDxCSU seeking speakers for second year

November 30, 2012

In an effort to increase public knowledge and accelerate community dialog, CSU has begun searching for Coloradans with groundbreaking ideas to speak at its second annual TEDxCSU Conference, to be held March 2 at the CSU Lory Student Center Theater.

What we're looking for

TEDxCSU is offering a community platform for innovative thinkers to have the chance to share riveting talks, inspiring stories, transformative concepts, and powerful ideas worth spreading in a 5-15 minute talk. This year’s team has removed the boundaries on the types of talks they are looking for and are letting the applicants decide what the event will look like. The group is encouraging anyone with an idea worth spreading to apply, regardless of age, background, and experience.

“We are searching for a broad spectrum of ideas. Absolutely any topic can be submitted,” said Hannah Toole, TEDxCSU co-founder. “The possibilities are limitless.”

The organization stresses that this event provides an opportunity for each person to create change and inspire the people of Fort Collins.

How to apply

Interested participants can apply by accessing the online application. Nominations are also being accepted and can be sent to

The applications are due by Dec. 21. Applicants will be notified of their invitation to participate in January and will proceed to work with event organizers to polish and practice their presentation before the big event in March.


TEDxCSU is a licensed event authorized by the TED Conferences LLC. TEDxCSU is a CSU organization passionate about bringing the TED mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading” to our community. The group seeks to build a community of inspired and engaged people with open minds. The team also believes that TED helps to develop an understanding of the world by changing the lens through which we see it.

Contact: Joseph Akmakjian
Phone: (970) 631-4090