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Call For Speakers l TEDxOmaha 2019

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This is a call for speakers for TEDxOmaha 2019, which will be held at Creighton University’s Harper Center in the fall of 2019.

This year we are exploring the idea of: Reframe

50 years ago, in late December 1968, the inhabitants of Earth got to see their world through a different lens, through the lens of an Apollo 8 astronaut circling the Moon’s orbit. A view of the Earth that ‘shifted’ and ‘reframed’ how this world was visualized, and shifting the previously held views of the millions who saw it of their existence and place in the cosmos. This year, as we shift from single to double digits and celebrate our 10th TEDxOmaha event, we were inspired to take the theme of ‘Reframing’ and explore paradigm shifts. From, those hyper-space jumps that exploded into a different world, shifted research, broke frontiers or turned conventional wisdom on its head, to events that happen in our lives that cause us to see anew, and through different lens. Whether from the macro to the micro, individual to country, in industry, schools or innovation, what shifted to a different lens, to re-view, and to ‘Reframe’.

Our ‘call for speakers’ for TEDxOmaha 2019 is now open, and we want to hear your ‘ideas worth spreading’. Tell us your idea, why you are the teller of this story, your connection to this community, and how it fits with our topic. We are looking for diversity and difference in topics and ideas to create a vibrant program. It could be that ‘aha’ moment, the event or journey that caused you to shift your perspective, to see life through a different lens. It could be literally looking through a different lens – a dragonfly or tiger and how they see the world. Tell us your idea, what you are doing, and those paradigm shifts, that hyper-space jump that exploded you into a different world, the research you are engaged in that is reshaping your field and breaking frontiers or where you have turned conventional wisdom on its head. We are curious to hear your idea, large or small, and so is Omaha.

In your application, you will be asked to provide the following: Your idea, what makes it relevant in 2019, and why you are the storyteller of this particular tale. The TEDxOmaha programming team will review the applications throughout February and March and will invite the finalists to audition for a chance to speak at TEDxOmaha this fall.

Speaker application is open. Answer the following questions to apply. For further information contact info@tedxomaha.com.

Deadline for application: Thursday, March 28, 2019

For more information on how to speak at TEDxOmaha and what a speaker needs to consider, please visit our About TEDxOmaha page.

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