Speaker Nominations for our Sat Sept 12th 2020 annual Filming event…are now closed

In general, we are always happy to read submissions for future shows, so you can still submit.. 

read our guidelines below thoroughly- before submitting.
The actual Nomination form is at the very bottom of this page.

This event may go virtual/which would mean speakers are filming themselves and we do final editing, broadcast  and TED submissions.

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. We book speakers as we find them, so submissions in sooner rather than later is recommended.

It is not uncommon to self-nominate.

We always seek top line speakers, offering new research, ideas, stories or fresh perspectives on how best to accelerate real change in the world, meaningful work, wellness, joy, freedom, or purpose while we all invest in a vibrant and compassionate world. Wow and truly fresh thinking, stories and ideas is what we seek.

We feature A-list speakers bringing thought-provoking ideas on broad sets of topics focusing on how we’ll live, cope, work, stay healthy, and thrive in the world to come.



We seek accomplished and awe-inspiring speakers. We value diversity. Speakers while connecting genuinely with our audience must be able to convey a big idea or truly new information with passion and authority. We’re looking for speakers doing amazing work. You should have something truly important or unique to share, or perhaps can challenge our audience to think about something important 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.

MOTIVATIONAL TALKS. Talks like (as examplesHow to become a more effective leader or 5 steps to being Happy, tend not to be what our audience is seeking. 

If your talk is, in essence, a “motivational talk” then please explain in your submission, EXACTLY, how you are breaking new ground. There is a very high bar to clear for us when we consider 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.

What we tend to like.

Generally speaking, Talks which can touch peoples heart and/or are aimed at making this world a better healther place, are far more interesting to our audience. Any talk that profoundly challenges us to think differently on big issues, or offers unique solutions to life’s or the worlds vexing problems?, or shares breakthrough science… we will be interested to review.

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