OPENx is an open auditions and training programme for young and emerging TEDx talent aged 16-25. We look for authentic voices and work with them to shape their idea into a TEDx talk. We want to hear new voices and ideas from those who would traditionally not have access to the TEDx stage and are often excluded from conversations that affect them. It is our way to open our stage and give prominence to amazing young people who want to share their experiences, ideas and vision of a society they want to live in.

If this sounds like it could be you, then sign up below to be the first to know when applications open in January 2018!

How it works

Apply & Audition

We use video applications to simplify the process for young people to be part of OPENx. We then invite the top applicants to audition and provide extra support on the day to boost their confidence.

Coaching & Support

We work with the selected young people to provide expert coaching to help them prepare for their TEDx talk. Which involves intensive support from an expert public speaking coaching and TEDx team.

Give a TEDx Talk

The big day! Our OPENx speakers give their talks at TEDxLondon and share their idea with the world. The video of their talk is then uploaded on the official TEDx YouTube channel and shared with our community.

Want to apply to OPENx?

Sign up below to be the first to hear when we open OPENx applications in January and to get details of upcoming TEDxLondon events. We take your personal data seriously, read our data policy.

        

Want to apply to OPENx?

Sign up below to be the first to hear when we open OPENx applications in January and to get details of upcoming TEDxLondon events. We take your personal data seriously, read our data policy here.

Relive the experience of OPENx 2017

Rasheeda Page-Muir, OPENx Winner 2017
Grime, the silent feminist revolution
Lost in the numbers: The story of young migrants
Emmanuel Opoku, OPENx Winner 2017
Tom Boon, OPENx Winner 2017
Why your actions don’t always define you
Arianna Ross, OPENx 2017 Shortlist
A lesson in self-love
Henry Ofori, OPENx 2017 Shortlist
Turning your pain into purpose
Jess Thompson, OPENx 2017 Shortlist
The privilege of home