Speaker Proposals for TEDxGreensboro 2020

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TEDxGreensboro2020: Risk

TEDxGreensboro is in its 8th year of bringing TED’s movement of “ideas worth spreading” to a city brimming with our own thought-provoking ideas. Our Signature Event provides an all-day forum in which Greensboro’s extraordinary thinkers and doers can share ideas and spark meaningful change to our community and beyond.

Planned or spontaneous, there are few tensions greater than the space between failure and reward that we call Risk – this year’s theme for TEDxGreensboro.

The tension between risk and reward is felt in every great story, triumph and breakthrough. For this year’s theme, Risk, TEDxGreensboro explores the uncertainties we face pursuing our dreams. Sometimes the riskiest move is to play it safe. And sometimes we learn from failure. Join us and other risk takers for a day of inspiration and big ideas.

The TEDxGreensboro Planning Committee is seeking proposals from individuals interested in making a presentation at the 2020 Signature Event: Risk. The 2020 program provides an all-day forum 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. Successful proposals will relate to the overall TED theme of exploring the concept of RISK.