TEDxBozeman Now Accepting Speaker Applications for 2013 Montana Event

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TEDxBozeman, an independently organized event licensed by TED, is now accepting applications from those interested in giving talks in 2013.

"We want to feature Montanans from all walks of life who can truly showcase their ‘Aha! moment’ and show the globe what we have to offer” - Danny Schotthoefer (TEDxBozeman)

TEDxBozeman, an independently organized event licensed by TED, is now accepting applications from those interested in giving talks in 2013.

Now in its second year, TEDxBozeman will include a full day of talks and networking, and will be broadcast live globally for those that cannot attend.

The theme of this year’s event is Conservation and Imagination.

“We’re really looking to build on the foundation we set after a very successful TEDx event last March. We want to feature Montanans from all walks of life who can truly showcase their ‘Aha! moment’ and show the globe what we have to offer,” said Danny Schotthoefer, co-founder of TEDxBozeman.

Last year’s inaugural Bozeman event featured talks by renowned violinist Angella Ahn, Wired Magazine founder Barbara Kuhr, classroom game mechanics pioneer Paul Andersen, photographer and extreme athlete Kevin Connolly, and many more.

Those interested in speaking at this March’s TEDxBozeman event should visit the interactive application at http://talk.tedxbozeman.com, hosted and sponsored by Submittable, a Missoula, Montana based web services startup.

Location, scheduling, featured speakers, and ticket information for TEDxBozeman will be announced at a later date. Up-to-date news and information will always appear first at http://tedxbozeman.com.

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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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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 a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED

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