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

Speaker Nominations for our SEPT 14th 2019 program are now CLOSED.

We ARE accepting nominations for a Friday, Nov 8th TEDxSalon (no filming). That Salon TOPIC is  Hacking Medicine/ Wellness 2.0:  A fresh outlook at Healthcare and Wellness strategies

TOPIC Description:  The health landscape is becoming more AI-driven, more personalized, more preventative, and more informed in understanding wellness and how to achieve it.  It’s time for TEDxMarin to take a closer look at how research in medicine, healthcare delivery, gene therapy, nutrition, functional medicine and lifestyle promise to hack our biologies for the better
On Friday Nov 8th we’ll dive into the forefront of health and wellness,  separating fact from fiction while we explore the concepts, technologies, and strategies that promise us better, healthier lives.

DEADLINES As we find speakers we like – we engage, then we book them, so there is no hard deadline. Sooner is always better. But we hope to have all nominations in byJULY 15th for the Nov 8th show. Having said that – we could be booked by then – so don’t wait til last minute.

IMPORTANT:  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 actionWe 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 thing differently on big issues, or offers possible 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.