Host a TED-Ed Student Talks showcase event

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Students participating in the TED-Ed Student Talks groups are celebrating their TED-Ed Talks by hosting a Student Talks showcase event. TED-Ed Student Talks showcases are informal gatherings all around the world that feature youth speakers sharing their ideas with their education community.

Want to learn how to host a Student Talks showcase event? Keep reading for more details!

Who should be speaking on the stage?
The speakers of this event are…students! These events host TED-Ed Student Talks group students on stage; these students can be representatives from your Student Talks group or up to three different local Student Talks groups.

Who should attend the event?
The audience may include members of the local education community (students, parents, educators from same or neighboring schools, etc).

Where will the talks be shared?
If students’ talks are recorded during the event, TED-Ed Student Talks leaders are able to utilize TED-Ed Student Talks branding when editing videos and share them with their community via their own school’s platforms (YouTube channels, Facebook pages, school websites etc.).

What happens to the talks afterward?
The TED-Ed team will reach out to approved leaders throughout the year for an opportunity to submit their strongest talks to TED-Ed for further consideration. However, if publication of your students’ talks on a TED platform is one of your goals, we highly encourage you to check-out this blogpost on how to apply for a TEDxYouth license and host a TEDxYouth event.

Is there an application to host this type of event?
No additional license is required to host a Student Talks showcase and any group registered with the TED-Ed team can host one.


What should be kept in mind while planning the event?

1. Student Talks showcase events should be branded as such and should make use of approved TED-Ed Student Talks logos only. Sample event titles include North High TED-Ed Student Talks showcase, North High School’s TED-Ed Student Talks showcase, TED-Ed Student Talks showcase North High, etc. Approved leaders can find more details in their Logo Kit.

2. Student Talks showcase events should not require tickets, but your group may ask for suggested donations, the proceeds of which should go directly toward supporting the event and/or future group activities.

3. You may have small items donated (programs, t-shirts, etc) that do not exceed $1,000 (USD) in value.


Lastly, make sure to share your event with your community and online after it is completed. And of course, celebrate what you have accomplished! 

Want to start a Student Talks group at your school or organization? Read about the different ways to use the Student Talks program in and out of school and visit to register.