Apply to be the Student Speaker at TEDxUniversityofBolton 2017

Posted on Tuesday 7th March 2017

On Friday 28 April the University of Bolton will host its second independent TED conference. TED is a charity devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Visit to see some of their amazing talks.

 The TEDxUniversityofBolton 2017 theme is “Innovate, Integrate, Educate”. The theme is multidisciplinary and broad encompassing a broad range of ideas and approaches which represent some of TED’s core values of forward-thinking, innovation and inspiration.

One of the speaking slots has been reserved for a current University of Bolton student. The conference will take place on Friday 28 April, but we’re running a competition to identify which student should take up a place at the conference.

If you would like to enter the competition, then fill out the form below and submit it to before Friday 24 March.  You will then be asked to come and present your talk, informally, to a small group on Wednesday 5 April and they will decide who will take up the reserved speaking slot.  All of the participants will get feedback on their application form/ presentation.

If you are the winner you will receive additional training before the TEDx conference to make sure you are fully prepared. Your presentation will be live-streamed and could end up on the website.

If you have any questions please contact  

To download the form please click here