To all interested speakers.  Please read below.

Speaker Nominations will open again on or about Feb 15th, 2019

We will announce our 2019 Salon series TOPICS and our annual shows THEME around that time.

Before submitting a nomination, please wait for our 2019 Topics and Theme to post.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE read our guidelines fully below before submitting.

Our actual Nomination form is at the bottom of this page.

If you have questions you can always call the office at 415-785-8873, or send a direct email to the Executive Producer – Producer @ TEDxMarin DOT Org

It is not uncommon to self-nominate.


We seek accomplished and awe-inspiring speakers. Speakers while connecting genuinely with our audience must be able to convey a big idea or brand new information with passion and authority. We’re looking for speakers doing amazing work, or know something few do. You should have something truly important or unique to share, or perhaps can challenge our audience to think about in a very new way. Speakers should be able to communicate in a 12 min speaking slot.

TEDxMarin is not the venue for first time/beginning speakers. We seek presenters who can argue for ideas which inspire. BIG ideas!, human stories – talks that will teach, entertain, make people think, make us laugh, cry or inspire actionWe are proud to bring high-caliber talks to the TEDxMarin community. To continue doing so, please understand that.

ALL proposals must include RECENT Video examples of you giving public talks. 

NOTE: Generally speaking, Talks which can touch peoples heart are far more interesting to us and MUST connect to our theme or salon topic.

Only complete submissions can be considered. So please, take your time assembling your proposal info fully for the form below. Because we get many nominations, we are not able to answer all submissions. You can call our office at 415-785-8873 if you have more questions.

Speakers must tell a story or argue for an idea. They may not use the TED stage to sell products, promote themselves or businesses. Every talk’s content must be original and give credit where appropriate. Speakers cannot plagiarize or impersonate other persons, living or dead.