FAQs: Speaking at TEDxKuwaitCity

TEDxKuwaitCity isn't a typical conference. It is a community platform and our audience has high expectations of the speakers; the TEDxKuwaitCity speaker team works with speakers well in advance of the conference to help shape a presentation that will succeed on the TEDxKuwaitCity stage.

How do I suggest a speaker?
Use our speaker recommendation form and fill in as much information as you can. This form goes directly to our speaker selection team.

 

Can I suggest someone I don't know personally?
Please do! Just let us know how you've heard about this person, and why you think they should speak at TEDxKuwaitCity.

 

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 TEDxKuwaitCity by becoming a sponsor?
No. Sponsoring TEDxKuwaitCity has many benefits, but a guaranteed speaking slot is not one of them.

Will it help if I submit multiple nominations, or have my friends nominate me several times?
No. One nomination is enough.

Is there a deadline for suggesting a speaker?
We will be accepting nominations all the time, but it's best to get your suggestions to us as early as possible, so we can research them carefully and make the best decision on the speaker roster.

I want to speak at TEDxKuwaitCity, but my usual talk runs 50 minutes. Can I get a longer slot?
We strictly enforce the clock for all speakers. TEDxKuwaitCity is the place to condense your ideas into a compelling 18-minute talk that communicates your best ideas.

Do you have keynotes or panels?
At TEDxKuwaitCity, everyone hears every presentation; there are no breakout sessions or tracks, no keynotes, and no panels.

 

What do you pay speakers?
TEDxKuwaitCity does not pay speakers.

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