Apply with your idea worth spreading!
Our Ideas Search is currently closed. We’re working hard behind the scenes to define our next event for 2024, taking into account the uncertainties of the global events. We will confirm the event dates via our newsletter and on our social channels as soon as we can.
If you’re thinking of submitting an idea to us in the future, check out the information below that will help you prepare for your application phase.
We are interested in idea pitches related to the following topics or industries:
*Unique Local initiatives and Engagements
*Empowering Women and Girls
*Exploring Climate Change and Environmental Science
*Fostering Inclusive Societies
*Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Equality
*Technology for Wider Inclusivity
*Exploring Novel Findings in Health, Epidemiology, and Genomics
*Creating Innovative Solutions Through Design and Engineering for Societal Impact
*Advancements and Breakthroughs in Achieving Gender Equality
*Pioneering Architectural Innovations
*Exploring the Quantum World: Mechanics and Principles
*Ethical Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence
*Artistic Expression in the Pursuit of Social Change
*Pioneering and Innovative Collaborations at the Forefront of Progress
*Exploring the Dynamics of Self-Transformation
What we are looking for:
It’s important to us that everyone featured on the TEDxFrankfurt stage has that magical combination of a fascinating idea and the ability to share it in an engaging and relatable way. Some key characteristics we’re looking for are:
Uniqueness is Key: At TEDxFrankfurt, we seek fresh and inventive concepts that reflect your individual perspective. We thrive on originality and innovative approaches, and we’re not inclined towards featuring speakers who fit the traditional molds of motivational gurus, confidence coaches, business consultants, or those who have recently delivered similar talks at other TEDx events.
Diversity: At TEDxFrankfurt, diversity is at the heart of our values. We actively encourage and celebrate diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, age, disability, education, and background.
Creativity: We are on the lookout for speakers who can infuse their talks with a unique and captivating flair. We invite you to share your idea in a way that’s deeply personal, drawing from your own experiences and expertise.
Credibility: We believe in the importance of speakers who are wholeheartedly committed to their ideas and well-informed on their chosen topics. While having a PhD, being a published author, or enjoying global recognition are not prerequisites, we do ask that you have invested time in comprehending, developing, and validating your ideas through your work, research, or lived experiences.
Successful speakers come in a myriad of forms, ranging from raw talent to extensive experience. Don’t let the conventional image of a “traditional public speaker” deter you from applying; we are always in pursuit of that exceptional ‘diamond in the rough’!
If your intention is to provide motivation or inspiration, promote a particular product, business, or brand, or primarily share a personal narrative, our stage may not be the ideal platform for your message.
Ready to Pitch Your Idea? Fantastic!
Here are some valuable tips and insights to consider before submitting your idea and video pitch:
Prior to applying, we recommend taking a moment to review the guidance provided below. This will help you gain a deeper understanding of our expectations and whether your idea aligns with what we’re seeking.