Students

 

Are you currently a highschool or post secondary student (15+ years of age) in the Calgary area?

 

Imagine being able to sit down with an inspiring group of TEDxYYC speakers to learn about their work and engage in 1-on-1 conversations.

Picture yourself sitting in the front-row at TEDxYYC 2019 at Arts Commons!

We’re creating a space where creativity flows and new ideas emerge – bringing together today’s leading and future innovators. TEDxYYC invites Calgary-based students (15+ years of age) to apply to attend the Fourth Annual TEDxYYC VIP Student Experience!

Enter for the opportunity to:

  • Engage in conversation with our inspiring group of speakers on the morning of TEDxYYC 2019
  • Meet the organizers of the TEDxYYC
  • Attend a workshop put on by TEDxYYC and TEDxYouth
  • Receive a complimentary front-row seat at TEDxYYC 2019
  • Connect with other ambitious students like YOU who are creative, innovative and passionate about the future!

The call for applications opens on March 11, 2019 and closes on May 20, 2019 at 11:59pm MST.

Applications are Open!

Upload a 2 to 5 minute video or a 1 to 2 page written application answering a series of questions (noted below) for the opportunity to attend the TEDxYYC 2019 VIP Student Experience on June 15, 2019. Fifteen student applicants will be chosen. Applicants must be 15+ years of age.

Video Application Questions:

  • Tell us about yourself: What do you think defines you?
  • What do you hope to learn from attending the TEDxYYC VIP Student Experience?
  • If you were presenting on the TEDxYYC stage, what idea(s) would you like to share with the world?
  • Tell us about one of your role models, living or non-living.
  • What is your favourite word, and why?

ps – Bonus points for creativity!

Application Deadline: Applications are due by 11:59pm MST on May 20, 2019.

GENERAL

 

  • TEDxYYC 2019 VIP Student Experience date is the same date as the event date: June 15, 2019 at Arts Commons in Calgary, Alberta
  • As part of the TEDxYYC 2019 VIP Student Experience, the selected applicants may be asked to engage in media interviews or social media activity regarding their video application and their participation in the event.
  • No cash substitutions – prize accepted as awarded. Winner is responsible for travel to/from the event venue.
  • While TEDxYYC encourages a diversity of ideas and themes, all video submissions must adhere to the TED organizational mandate. Applications should not endorse specific political, religious, or commercial endeavours or ideals.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

  • The winning entries for the TEDxYYC 2019 VIP Student Experience will be selected by a jury of TEDxYYC committee members. The decision of the jury is final.
  • To be eligible for the TEDxYYC 2019 VIP Student Experience, the applicant must currently be a student, at least 15 years of age, and reside in the greater Calgary area, Alberta.
  • Only one (1) application per student per year.
  • While TEDxYYC encourages a diversity of ideas and themes, all projects must adhere to the TED organizational mandate. Applications should not endorse specific political, religious, or commercial endeavours or ideals.
  • One (1) spot at the TEDxYYC 2019 VIP Student Experience
  • One (1) complimentary ticket to TEDxYYC 2019 at Arts Commons (front row seat!)
  • ie. University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, etc
  • This is a link to the video for your VIP Student Experience Application. This can be a file in Dropbox, Google Drive, or uploaded to YouTube. If you are uploading the video to YouTube, you can set the video to unlisted if you like, so that only someone with this link can view the video.
  • Upload your written answers for your student breakfast application.
  • I confirm that I am at least 15 years of age and a student at the above mentioned Educational Institution.
  • I consent to be included in any photo of video coverage of the event.