Apply to Speak in 2020


TEDxEmilyCarrU believes every member of our community has an idea worth spreading - and we want to bring more of you to the TEDx stage to spread local ideas that matter, globally, and to continue to change the way we see the world.

In the coming weeks, we will be holding collaborative workshops at where we work together in an accelerated format to identify, hone and develop your idea into a short TEDx Talk while learning the basis of TED Talks. You don’t need to have ideas before showing up - just genuine curiosity. If you’re unsure about coming, do it anyway!

Afterwards, around 15 speakers will be selected to finalize and rehearse their scripts during the months leading up to our March 2020 event. They will be presented on the TEDxEmilyCarrU stage and published on the TEDx YouTube channel, one of the most-watched in the world. The talks will also appear on TED’s official website,, and be considered for additional online features by TED.

Workshops will take place at Emily Carr University, and room locations will be confirmed closer to the date. Please sign up for one workshop slot using one of the forms below. Workshops are limited to 15 people per slot and are first come first served. See you there!

We’re Sorry, all workshops for this week are fully booked.

If you are still interested in applying, please use the button below to suggest another time to meet with us.