TEDx Organizer Application Updated on: September 1, 2018 Name First Last Graduation YearEmail PhoneMajorMinorGPAPriority will be given for those who can serve multiple semesters. Please check the appropriate boxes below. JanTerm 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020 JanTerm 2021 Spring 2021 Summer 2021 JanTerm 2022 Spring 2022 Summer 2022 There are 2 types of TEDx Organizers: Executive Team: Required to attend the Jan Term graded course and commit to weekly meetings from January – May and from August – September. Organizer and Problem Solving Team: Supports the Executive Team as needed during the Fall. Attends weekly meetings from August – September. EXECUTIVE TEAM ONLYThe TEDx Organizer Team begins as a JanTerm graded course. The executive team members are required to attend the JanTerm course. I want to be on the Executive Organizer Team. I can enroll in the JanTerm Course. What year(s) will you enroll in the JanTerm Course?Provide highlights about your activities during college. Indicate your degree of involvement using High, Medium, or Low.Organization Name:Years of Involvement:Offices Held:Degree of Involvement: 1. TEDxAustinCollege is a fantastic event that requires hard work and a commitment of many hours each week. Why do you want to apply?2. Being a TEDx Organizer requires tremendous dedication and follow-through. Provide one example that showcases your dedication to a project where you went above and beyond expectations.3. What does a TEDx Organizer do? Pick two from the list below and explain why you would be good at this work. 1. Speaker Curation – identifying possible speakers, reaching out, reviewing applications and videos, working with the speaker curation team to select the speakers 2. On Campus Promotion – listing activities and managing others to make them happen 3. Registration – working with RSVP spreadsheet and managing lists 4. Artwork for program and other materials – creating artwork theme for program, etc. 5. Show Flow and Production – writing scripts and tying elements to the theme 6. Discovery Depot – developing creative activities that relate to the theme 7. Discovery Depot – recruiting AC clubs and organizations to host a table 8. Volunteer Organizer – recruiting, managing, and organizing volunteers 9. Social Media – plan and execution 10. Campus Ambassador Program – getting local high schools involved Choice #1Choice #24. Explain how being on the TEDx Organizer team will have an impact on your life.Mandatory – read this! What does a TEDx organizer do? Create a TED-like experience Big ideas, rich storytelling and a multidisciplinary program are just a few qualities that make a great TED event. You’ll be expected to capture the spirit of TED in your event by sparking community connections and inspiring ideas that change perspectives. Unearth local voices We will feature live talks at the event, bringing attention to undiscovered voices in our community. We will choose extraordinary people who have been heard and seen by few, but have a fresh approach in their field, a unique story to tell, or a new perspective to share – which they can convey in a dynamic way. Excite & delight your audience It’s no news that making your audience happy is essential for a successful event. From the moment your guests receive invitations, to the minute they walk out of the event, they should feel like they’re experiencing something significant. Think of your audience’s needs every step of the way. Produce great content Whether you’re playing a curated program of TED Talks or combining live talks and video, you’ll be responsible for creating a program that “wows” your guests and viewers. That takes a lot of creativity and work! Follow rules & guidelines We get it: rules can be a pain. But there’s a reason they’re part of the TEDx program – to make your job easier. The better you know the TEDx rules and guidelines throughout your TEDx journey, the less you’ll have to deal with annoying details to correct later on. STOP! HERE IS WHERE ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS IMPORTANT Read the TEDx Rules!Put in the work (and passion) Organizing a TEDx event is a big endeavor, so make sure you have the time and dedication to do the hard work needed to create a great event. Provide email and phone contact information for 3 references. These may be previous employers or faculty members who can speak to your abilities. Reference #1Reference #2Reference #3Anything else you would like to add?