TEDxATU Donegal

Wed, Feb 21, 2024 10:00 - 18:00

Call for Ideas: "Seeing the Light" 

Wednesday, February 21 2024 


Are you passionate about shedding light on captivating concepts, innovations, and performances? Do you have a remarkable idea worth sharing in under 18 minutes? We invite you to be part of our very first TEDxATU Donegal event under the theme "Seeing the Light." 


At this event, we embrace diversity in ideas and formats. We welcome a wide spectrum of topics, from big ideas that challenge the status quo to mind-blowing tech demonstrations and awe-inspiring performance pieces. What unites them all is their potential to enlighten and inspire our audience. 


Here's your chance to share your vision, knowledge, or creative brilliance with the world. Our TEDxATU Donegal stage is your canvas to illuminate your unique perspective. Whether you're a scientist, artist, entrepreneur, or just someone with a profound idea, we want to hear from you!


What we're looking for: 

- Thought-provoking concepts that challenge norms. 

- Innovations that are changing the way we see the world. 

- Entertaining and enlightening performances that captivate the audience. 

- Passionate speakers who can convey their message in under 18 minutes. 

For more inspiration, visit “What is a Ted Talk?” and get pitching!


Let your idea shine and leave a lasting impact on our audience. 


Apply now and be a part of the "Seeing the Light" TEDXATU Donegal event. 


Together, we'll illuminate the path to a brighter future.


How to apply 

Applying to be a part of TEDxATU Donegal is easy. 



Step One: Get to know what we like! 


Talks we like : 

- Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? 

- Mark Bezos: Lessons from a volunteer firefighter

- Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

- Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

- Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator



Step two: Pitch your talk! 


In one snappy sentence, pitch us your talk. 



Step Three: Ready, Set, Action! 


Expand on your idea in a captivating two minute video. 

Email karen.quinn@atu.ie to submit your proposal by 1st December 2023. 

Don't miss this opportunity to share your light with the world! 



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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) 


About TED


TED is on a mission to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact. Our organization is devoted to curiosity, reason, wonder and the pursuit of knowledge — without an agenda. We welcome people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world and connection with others, and we invite everyone to engage with ideas and activate them in your community. 

TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, but today it spans a multitude of worldwide communities and initiatives exploring everything from science and business to education, arts and global issues. In addition to the hundreds of TED Talks curated from our annual conferences and published on TED.com, we produce original podcasts, short video series, animated educational lessons (TED-Ed)  and TV programs that are translated into more than 100 languages and distributed via partnerships around the world. Each year, more than 3,000 independently run TEDx events bring people together to share ideas and bridge divides in communities on every continent. Through the Audacious Project, TED has helped catalyze more than $3 billion in funding for projects that seek to make the world more beautiful, sustainable and just. In 2020, TED launched Countdown, an initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis and mobilize a movement for a net-zero future. View a full list of TED’s many programs and initiatives

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our aim is to help create a future worth pursuing for all. 

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