Apply to be a TEDx Speaker!

As a TEDx organization, our mission is to give people in our community an opportunity to share their ideas on stage, and we strive to find and showcase talks that highlight our institution’s ingenuity and creativity. We are searching for talks that share a new and surprising idea that our audience has never heard about, or a great basic idea with a compelling new argument behind it. Talks should not include promotional material, and they should be relevant to the wider VCU community. Speakers must be VCU students, staff/faculty, or alumni. For more information, visit our Speaker Guide here or email

Our Speaker Interest Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 21st at 5 PM in the Commons Alumni Board Room and virtually at this link.

Click here to apply today!

Application closes Saturday, September 30th at 11:59 PM.

About TEDxVCU:

TEDxVCU is a student-run organization supported by staff from VCU's University Student Commons and Activities department. As a university based TEDx event, we work to bring ideas worth sharing to our students, staff, faculty, and alumni through live speaking events, salons, and more.

We Believe:

That curating talks from VCU students, staff, faculty, and alumni can spark inspiration and change through their ideas and aim to share them with a worldwide audience.


Acts as a forum for discussion, community engagement, and meaningful conversation.