Please note that we are no longer accepting nominations for TEDxWanChai 2018: EMERGENCE on June 2, 2018.


Throughout the year, TEDxWanChai looks for speakers who will inform and inspire with their ideas.

We look for new ideas that originate in our community or elsewhere that are widely relatable. Ideas that need to be defended — not something self-evident, but an interesting argument. Ideas that change perceptions.

We search for unique voices, some established, others often just breaking through, all with insights from a wide range of areas including technology, culture, design, education, medicine, science and government, to name a few.

If you know someone you would like to nominate to give a TEDxWanChai a talk, we would like to hear from you. As a test before nominating, think about what the audience will walk away knowing — that this person exists, or a new idea?


Full Name of Suggested Speaker *
Full Name of Suggested Speaker

FAQ: Speaking at TEDxWanchai

How do I suggest a speaker?
Fill in the form above.

What is your selection process like?

Closer to the event, our board of advisors and Speaker Curation committee help shortlist the nominated speakers.

How will I know if I am selected?
We will reach out to you and setup a call or in person meeting with you to help discuss, research, curate & prepare your talk.

Can I suggest someone I work for, or a client of mine?

Can I suggest myself as a speaker?

Can I speak at TEDxWanChai by becoming a sponsor?
No. Sponsoring TEDxWanChai has many benefits, but a guaranteed speaking slot is not one of them.

Do you have keynotes or panels?
At a TEDx event, everyone hears every presentation. There are no breakout sessions or tracks, no keynotes, and very rarely are there panels.

Will it help if I submit multiple nominations, or have my friends nominate me several times?

Is there a deadline for suggesting a speaker?
We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2018 mainstage event. However, we accept nominations on a rolling basis for future events.

I want to speak at TEDxWanChai, but my usual talk runs 50 minutes. Can I get a longer slot? 
We strictly enforce the clock for all speakers. This is the place to condense your ideas into a compelling 12-15-minute talk that communicates your best ideas. We've found that a carefully prepared presentation of this length can have astonishing impact.

Do you have keynotes or panels?
At TED, everyone hears every presentation; there are no breakout sessions or tracks, no keynotes, and very rarely are there panels.

What do you pay speakers?
TEDx events do not pay speakers. We do cover travel costs and provide excellent hotel accommodation. Other benefits include pre-conference coaching and training and special events for networking. We are committed to creating an experience that's tremendously fulfilling and beneficial on all sides.