Each TEDxXiguan conference features the most innovative and influential speakers from local, national and even international communities. At TEDxXiguan, we search year-round for presenters who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight. If you know someone who belongs on the TEDxXiguan stage, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you! Please use our speaker recommendation form to tell us why this person would be well-suited to speak at TEDxXiguan. 

 

 

About our speakers

Each TEDxXiguan conference features the most innovative and influential speakers from local, national or even international communities. At TEDxXiguan, we search year-round for presenters who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight. They might be a renowned professor leading a cutting edge research, or a passionate activist, or a trusted voice in their community. They are fresh and seasoned, from all walks of life. 

Some of our past speakers include Prof. Zhiyong Xi, who leads one of the most advanced researches on fighting against Zika; Songsheng Ye, the principle of a Hong Kong natural school; Metro Vocal Group, an American a-cappella group singing in Cantonese; Ben Wood, a world class architect who designed Xintiandi; Jun Lu, an artist who draw with water, ink and iPhone, Taison Chang, head of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society; Mike Ludwick, a theatre educator… 

FAQ: Speaking at TEDxXiguan

The TEDxXiguan audience has high expectations of the speakers; the TEDxXiguan speaker team works with speakers well in advance of the conference to shape a presentation that will succeed on the TEDxXiguan stage.

How do I suggest a speaker?

Use our nominate a speaker form and fill in as much information as you can. This form goes directly to our speaker team.

Can I suggest someone I don’t know personally?

Please do! Just let us know how you’ve heard about this person, and why you think they should speak at TEDxXiguan. 

Can I suggest myself as a speaker?

Yes.

Can I speak at TEDxXiguan by becoming a sponsor?

No. You can choose to partner with us, which has many benefits, but a guaranteed speaking slot is not one of them. 

What kind of people you are looking for?

We are not exactly looking for people, instead, we are looking for ideas that’s worthwhile, and best people to communicate this idea. We value ideas over identity, substance over style. 

What do you pay speakers?

TEDxXiguan does not pay speakers. As we are a voluntary non-profit event, we do our best to cover travel cost and provide excellent accommodation (thanks to our partners). Most of our speakers stay for the whole conference and find the connection they made with other speakers and attendees are invaluable. Other benefits including pre-conference coaching and training, special events for networking. We are committed to creating an experience that’s tremendously fulfilling and beneficial on all sides. 

An additional benefit of speaking at TEDxXiguan is that your presentation may become a TEDx Talk, a channel of great ideas worldwide which has more than 10 million subscribers. Not all talks given on the TEDx stage will automatically become online TEDx Talks, but we hope most do.