PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for signing up for our 3 Minute Pop-Up talk session has passed. The below content is for informational purposes only.

Always wanted to give a TEDx talk? This could be your chance. 

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Join the audience (if you haven't already applied to attend, you can do so at
  2. Complete the form at the bottom of this page by 28/05/2017. (the submission process is now closed)
  3. Prepare a talk no longer than 3 minutes.
  4. Give your talk on the morning of June 11 during registration.
  5. Be chosen by the audience to talk on the main stage!


  1. Talk's content must be in compliance with copyright law.  Speakers must inform TEDxBasel beforehand of any third-party material that will be used in their presentations and seek written permissions to copyrighted materials when applicable.
  2. No inflammatory, political or religious agenda, nor offensive or polarizing “us vs them” language.
  3. No pseudoscience.
  4. No commercial agenda.
  5. No payment.
  6. Must follow a memorized script and provide 5 printed copies to TEDxBasel on June 11.
  7. Sign speaker waver at event if chosen to present on main stage, click here for a blank template to read over.
  8. All talks will be interrupted at 3 minutes. 
  9. TEDxBasel reserves the right to veto the audience's selection if necessary.

More information

  • Speaker order will be predetermined.
  • Must be ready to present as scheduled. A specific time will be sent to you closer to the date.
  • Slide format 16:9 PowerPoint with HD images.
  • Slides must be uploaded to Dropbox and the link sent to no later than 23:59 04/06/2017.

Prepare for your pop-up talk