There are no TEDxPhiladelphia conferences or events with speaking opportunities currently in the works, as of September 2015. Speaking opportunities for future events will be posted here as they are confirmed.

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How are speakers selected?

TEDxPhiladelphia receives hundreds of speaker nominations each conference and reviews each and every suggestion. Speaker nominations and talk ideas are gathered through two means: (1) an online open call for nominations and idea submissions via, and (2) direct nominations submitted by our Curatorial Advisory Committee. Final decisions are made by the Lead Producer in collaboration with the Producing Team and Curatorial Advisory Committee. Speakers are selected based on their relevance to the year’s conference theme, as defined by the criteria published in conjunction with the open call, as well as based on other curatorial considerations, such as overall the overall diversity of the speaker roster.

For insight into the TEDxPhiladelphia 2015 speaker selection process, read our 2015 Speaker Criteria and Thematic Framework »