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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

TEDxWoking 2021 will take place on Friday 21 May 2021­­­­­, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, at a venue within Woking Borough.

TEDxWoking 2021 will be recorded for TED, and will take the form of either a live stream or live audience event, depending on national and local Covid-19 restrictions at the time.

Speakers must be available on the event date from 12 noon to 5pm inclusive, for a compulsory sound check at 12.30pm and closing photographs at 4.45pm.

Speaker applications open at 9am on Friday 4 December 2020, and forms must be completed and submitted via the official TEDxWoking online application form only, by 5pm on Friday 15 January 2021. Applications received after this time, and/or by other communication methods, will not be considered by the steering group for this year’s event.

The TEDxWoking steering group will review the applications and shortlist up to 12 potential speakers by applying the speaker criteria. Shortlisted applicants will hear if they have been successful in making it to the compulsory audition stage by 5pm on Friday 29 January 2021. If applicants do not hear from the steering group by this time, they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Shortlisted speakers are required to attend a compulsory audition on Wednesday 24 February 2021 with the TEDxWoking steering group, previous and professional speakers, and each other. This will take place either at a venue in Woking Borough or remotely via a platform like Zoom. Shortlisted speakers are required to attend the duration of the audition, which will start at 10am and finish by 3pm at the latest (earlier if held remotely). Shortlisted speakers should be able to deliver their talk within the maximum time allowed by TED of 18 minutes maximum, and ideally without notes. However, minimal slides are allowed as prompts, and cue cards can be used at the audition only, if required.

Shortlisted speakers are also required to attend a compulsory rehearsal and final feedback session on Wednesday 21 April 2021 with the same steering group as stated above. This will take place either at a venue in Woking Borough or remotely via a platform like Zoom. Shortlisted speakers are required to attend the duration of the rehearsal, which will start at 10am and finish by 3pm at the latest (earlier if held remotely). The rehearsal will help the steering group to finalise the programme.

By the time of the rehearsal, speakers must be able to deliver their talk within the maximum time allowed by TED of 18 minutes maximum, and without notes. However, minimal slides are allowed as visual prompts or talk illustration, and can be used on the day of the event.

The steering group retains the right to substitute speakers on the programme up to the day of the event, where it believes that speakers are insufficiently prepared to deliver their talk to the standard required by TED and by TEDxWoking and/or their talk breaches the rules set by TED.

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