Audition for TEDxURI 2024

TEDxURI brings big ideas to the world stage through the inspirational voices and performances of our community and beyond. Our presenters challenge us to think bigger than ourselves, participate in shaping the future, and do our part in protecting the planet. Our mission is to honor these ideas, and share powerful stories of imagination, innovation, and integrity that will inspire others to Think Big.

The theme

At each event, TEDxURI brings people together around a theme: a common thread between speakers and a catalyst that helps shape the conversations we have that day.

For 2024, the theme is Innovation.

Are you willing to share that dynamic combination of experiences and knowledge that propels our bodies, minds, and cultures beyond our current situation? Do you envision a future of possibility not limited to the constraints of today? How will you share your vision with a live audience? What form will your Innovation take in telling your story?

That is why this year’s TEDxURI theme is all about sharing inspirational, enlightening stories about what your innovation produces!

Application process

This year, TEDxURI is seeking presenters to stand in the spotlight and share your innovation with a live audience!

To apply to be a presenter, simply submit a video audition – three minutes or less – previewing your story and fill out an application form by Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The form includes links to tips about making a video, along with other helpful information.

Auditions are closed

Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and the link listed in your application. You can choose to set the YouTube link as “only those with the link can view.” But be careful not to select “Private”, because then the judges will not be able to view it. If we can’t view your video due to a permissions problem or broken link, we are not required to report that to you. So, once you’ve uploaded your video, please double check to make sure someone else, on a different computer, on a different internet connection, can view it also.

The live performance is on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 2 p.m. If you are selected to participate, you will need to be available all day. You will also be required to attend a dress rehearsal Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 4-10 p.m.

Our coaches will help you in developing and presenting your story in the weeks before the live performance. For more information, contact Paula McGlasson (Production Manager) at or Meghan Turner (Stage Manager) at