Speaker Nominations will open again in mid-January 2020

If you are an interested speaker or wish to nominate one in the future, please read the GUIDELINES further below.

For 2020 (our 11th season)
Our annual Filming show (TEDTalks) will be most likely Sept 12th 2020. We will open up nominations for THAT show AFTER Jan 15th 2020. We will also do 2-3 Salons on specific topics. (less formal).

PLEASE read our guidelines below thoroughly before submitting. The actual Nomination form is at the very 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 action. We are proud to bring high-caliber talks to the TEDxMarin community.

If your talk is, in essence, a “motivational talk” then please explain EXACTLY how you are breaking new ground. There is a high bar to clear for us when considering a motivational talk. If you have questions, call us at 415-785-8873.

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

NOTE: Generally speaking, Talks which can touch peoples heart are far more interesting to us. However, any talk that profoundly challenges us to think differently on big issues, or offers unique solutions to life’s vexing problems?, we will be interested.

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 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.