Speaker/Performer Nomination

We are still accepting Performer nominations. 

Nominate a performer to present at TEDxPiscataquaRiver.


For speakers, we're looking for people who are:

  • an expert in their field and on their topic
  • have an "Idea Worth Spreding" — this means NEW information or research, or an existing idea from a totally new perspective

We are not looking for:

  • speakers who are promoting themeselves, their business or their book
  • talks that have polarizing political content ("us versus them" language) or unsubstantiatied science (all scientific claims must be backed up by research)
  • motivational talks or personal stories — except in service to a specific or new "Idea Worth Sharing"

Speakers should review TED's rules for TEDx speakers, and refer to our TEDxPiscataquaRiver Speaker Information page for more guidelines on what we are looking for in our TEDx speakers.

Update 5/22/18: At this stage in our curation process, we are focusing our final curation efforts on speakers who are coming to our in-person auditions on 5/24 and 6/2 (sign up here). If you cannot audition in person or if audition spots are full, we will still be reviewing online nominations through this form or via a video audition emailed to speakers@tedxpiscataquariver.com — if they are submitted by **6/2/18**.


For performers, we're looking for people and/or groups who are:

  • unique and unexpected — if it's a performer people know, their performance should be unexpected/new
  • perhaps a mashup of two or more types of performances or visual arts that aren't typically seen together
  • high-energy or REALLY compelling

We are not looking for:

  • Standalone performers, unless they bring something very unique to the TEDx stage
  • Performers or performances that are regularly seen around the area (unless their TEDx performance brings something completely different/new)
Enter area code and full phone number with no spaces, hyphens or other separating characters.
Info about your nominee
Indicate whether you are nominating yourself or another person to present at TEDxPiscataquaRiver.
Tell us briefly about the speaker. What’s their occupation? Any honors or distinctions? Their recent work? Why are you recommending them?
Speaker: What might their TEDx talk be about? What makes them uniquely qualified to talk about it? Performer: What will their performance add to the event that hasn't been seen locally before?
What is their connection to the Seacoast/NH?
Under what category would this presenter most likely fall?