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TEDx is taking speaking applications to November 18 

The path to speaking at TEDxChilliwack 2020 is now open with the speaker application phase. Entering the fifth year of TEDxChilliwack, while over 200 people have applied to speak at previous events, only a select number are chosen.

This year, 12 speakers will be chosen to present their ideas on the theme of “Clarity”. Speakers are knowledgeable about their topic, have a point of view, and most importantly, an idea worth sharing. 

Michael Berger, Marketing Chair for TEDxChilliwack, said, “Our vision for 2020 is that many people are seeking Clarity. We’re looking for potential speakers who are optimistic and have inspiring ideas about science, technology, innovation, arts, design, sports, culture and the environment that have the potential to change our community and the world.”

After the application process closes on November 18, a team will review all applications and choose those they wish to hear more from at an Applicant Showcase night. The Applicant Showcase night will be held in January, and will feature people being considered to speak at the TEDxChilliwack Main Event on April 11, 2020 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Tim McAlpine, Design and Production Chair of TEDxChilliwack, said, “We welcome applications from throughout the Fraser Valley. We’re not too worried if people aren’t great speakers immediately, as applicants chosen to speak will be assigned a personal speaking coach, and there will be ample time to refine their idea.”

People wishing to apply should head to www.tedxchilliwack.com and click on the Apply Today button. But hurry! Applications close on November 18.

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