2022 Speaker & Performer Applications
TEDxBrayfordPool & TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool

We're pleased to open applications for TEDxBrayfordPool and TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool 2022. We'll be choosing our themes based on the applications we receive.

We are particularly interested in people who have something that's new and surprising; have an idea or invention that our audience may never have heard about; or have a great idea that our audience may be familiar with, however, you have a compelling new argument that challenges beliefs and perspectives. In other words, ideas that aren't just a story or a list of facts; a good idea takes certain evidence or observations and draws a larger conclusion.


We are eager to consider ideas that:

  • Are radically new

  • Showcase fresh approaches to enduring problems

  • Challenge our conceptions about what’s possible

  • Expose us to cutting-edge research, technology or design

  • Energetically redefine the human experience

We reject ideas that are:

  • Vague or underdeveloped

  • Based on pseudoscience rather than quantifiable and specific data

  • Purely personal or motivational in nature

  • Already ubiquitious

  • Solely about overcoming adversity or obstacles

  • Motivated by or seek to promote corporate, political, or religious agendas



The following dates are mandatory for all successful applicants.


Monday 18th April - Applications Close
Monday 9th May - Applicant responses

Monday 6th June - Speaker Meet & Greet + Headshots


Wednesday 15th Jun - Speaker Induction

Wednesday 29th Jun - Speaker Coaching

Wednesday 13th Jul  - Speaker Coaching

Wednesday 27th Jul  - Speaker Coaching

Wednesday 10th Aug  - Speaker Coaching

Wednesday 24th Aug  - Speaker Coaching

Thursday 1st Sep - Speaker Dinner

Friday 2nd Sep - Dress Rehearsal 
Saturday 3rd Sep - TEDxBrayfordPool

Sunday 4th Sep - TEDxAdventure


Thursday 11th Aug - Speaker Induction

Thursday 25th Aug - Speaker Coaching

Thursday 8th Sept  - Speaker Coaching

Thursday 22th Sept  - Speaker Coaching

Thursday 6th Oct  - Speaker Coaching

Wednesday 19th Oct  - Speaker Coaching

Thursday 3rd Nov - Speaker Dinner

Sunday 6th Nov - Dress Rehearsal

Sunday 6th Nov - TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool

Sunday 6th Nov - TEDxAdventure



Before you apply, make sure that you have read the TEDx Content Guidelines. Applications that do not adhere to this guidance will not be considered. Please complete the submission form below and our team will respond as soon as possible after applications close. You have the option of attaching a video file with a maximum length of two minutes. The submission will be reviewed by our selection committee, who will reply by email. Please aim to be concise, limiting your answers to approximately 150 words per question.

In order to satisfy the criteria of our licences from TED, successful applicants will be expected to meet deadlines set by the committee, submit a full script for review and attend mandatory coaching and presentations workshops. Failure to meet these requirements may result in your invitation to participate in the event being revoked. TEDxBrayfordPool reserve the right to change the line-up at any point.

Please remember, everyone involved with TEDxBrayfordPool is a volunteer; speakers and performers are unpaid.

Applications for TEDxBrayfordPool & TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool close on 18th April 2022

Whilst anyone is welcome to apply to speak or perform at our events, applicants from Lincoln and Lincolnshire will be given preferential consideration over those from further afield. Applicants from outside the UK will not be considered.  

​Please note: Applicants for TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool should be between 16 and 26 years old. Older applicants will be considered if relevant to those aged between 16 & 26. Anyone under the age of 18 will need the consent of a legal guardian. Evidence of this will be required.





  • PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept applications from outside of the UK.

  • Presentations will be between 5 and 15 minutes in length, with the final length determined by the TEDxBrayfordPool coaching team. 

  • Presenters may not be paid for their talk.

  • Successful applicants will be required to participate in mandatory coaching and presentation workshops. 

  • No podium.

  • All talks will be video recorded and uploaded to the TEDx YouTube channel for global viewing.

  • Presenters should plan on being present throughout the whole TEDxBrayfordPool or TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool event; our audience wants to meet you and ask questions.

  • Presenters must have copyright ownership of any images or video included in their talk. If you use an image under a Creative Commons license, cite the source at the bottom of the slide.

  • TEDxBrayfordPool reserve the right to amend the line-up for any event at any time.