We are now accepting nominations for our 2018 conference: EMERGENCE.

TEDxWanChai 2018 will be held on June 2, 2018 at The Vine in WanChai. 

We are looking for thought-leaders, innovators, artists, and change-makers who want to share their vision and idea, who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight. We are searching for unique voices from a wide range of areas including technology, culture, design, education, medicine, science and art, to name a few.

Deadline for nominations is March 15

If you know someone you would like to nominate to give a TEDxWanChai talk, we want to hear from you. It is not necessary for you to personally know the speaker that you want to nominate. 


FAQ: Speaking at TEDxWanchai

How do I suggest a speaker?
Click on the button above to nominate a speaker, and fill in as much information as you can. 

What is your selection process like?

Our board of advisors and Speaker Curation committee will help shortlist the nominated speakers. Some will be approached directly for the conference, while others will be invited to join us at the Open Mic night in March, where the audience will make the final decision. 

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?
Yes.

Can I suggest myself as a speaker?
Yes.

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?
No.

Is there a deadline for suggesting a speaker?
March 15, 2018. However, it's best to get your suggestions to us as early as possible as we will contact speakers on a rolling basis.

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.