Think You’re Brilliant? Now You Can Audition for TED on YouTube
If you’re one of the many people inspired, educated, informed and entertained by TED Talks videos online, you should know that the organization’s web video efforts are no longer read-only.
Disruptive creative geniuses and others are now invited to upload to YouTube or Vimeo one minute audition videos for consideration by TED. Selected uploaders will be invited to travel to New York for an in-person audition to present to the world on stage in California. TED says it is looking for “the rich use of technologies, formats and styles to make an impact on an audience.” The deadline for submission is in 10 days.
Will this allow TED to cast a wider net and open up presentation to the world at large? In some ways it will. Selected audition participants will still be responsible for their own travel to New York, however, something that’s sure to be a limiting factor.
None the less, this seems like a big step to me.