Call for Speakers for TEDxGreensboro 2021

The 2021 TEDxGreensboro event is TENTATIVELY planned for October 7, 2021 as a virtual event.

If circumstances allow, we will host an in-person event during the first two weeks of October. 

Please keep the date flexibility in mind when applying to be a speaker.

Applications close at 5:00pm on April 30, 2021.

TEDxGreensboro2021: NEXT

For this year’s theme, NEXT, TEDx Greensboro explores what comes after the present — in technology, science, medicine, business, society and our personal lives. Join us as we chase our imagination with curiosity, rebound from the unexpected, and venture into the unknown with courage.

Where will our paths lead? What do we do now? These are common questions on the other side of the present — where resilience developed from the past and enthusiasm for the future pulls us forward.

The TEDxGreensboro Planning Committee is seeking proposals from individuals interested in making a presentation at the 2021 Signature Event. The 2021 program provides a forum (either in-person or online) in which extraordinary thinkers and doers can share ideas that may spark meaningful change for our community and beyond.

TEDxGreensboro will select talks from a broad range of topics including science, technology, social development, design, education, medicine, and art. Presentations should reflect actual personal and professional experience.


If our event is held virtually, speakers will attend a video session before October to pre-record their talks. The studio adheres to pandemic standards.

This application has a save and continue later option at the bottom. You can start the application and choose to finish it later. You will receive an email with the link to complete the application (check your spam/junk folder if you don’t see it). You have 30 days to complete the application or until applications close on April 30 at 5pm.