Want to speak at TED? Now you can audition

February 1, 2012
TED Audition

(Credit: James Duncan Davidson/TED)

TED will host auditions in 14 countries on six continents this spring, reports the Mashable blog. Anybody can submit an application on the TED website, and include a short video if they’d like, but auditions are invite-only.

Favorites from live auditions will record short videos to post on TED.com for public voting, and the top 50 most popular contenders will be considered for TED 2013 programming.

TED’s website says the organization is looking for “undiscovered talent,” perhaps “the inventor,” “the teacher,” “the prodigy” or “the artist.” It is not looking for “product-hawkers, jargon-junkies, dullards, wafflers, motivator wannabes, self-promoters, spouters of new-age fluff.”