TEDxAlbany is back in December, and the call for speakers is out

TEDxAlbany 2017 logoTEDxAlbany -- the local, independently-organized version of the TED talks series -- will return to Overit in Albany December 7. And the call for speakers is now out. Blurbage:

Interested speakers are encouraged to apply early to ensure consideration. What are we looking for in a great TEDxAlbany talk? We're looking for interesting, thought-provoking talks that:
Tell us something new
Evoke contagious emotions
Are focused
Think globally
When solidifying your idea, ask yourself: What's a controversy in your field that a general audience would understand? What's a common misconception you'd love to clear up? Why is this idea important, and to whom? Who would disagree with you, and why? How did you carry out this idea in your own work?

That second link above includes details on how to submit an idea. Here are the talks -- with video -- from last year.

Tickets for the event will be available later this fall.

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