These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement - thank you to the over 100 folks who submitted speaker applications! We have so many fabulous ideas percolating in the Treasure Valley and beyond. Each application contained the seed of an excellent TEDxBoise talk. Our committee reflected carefully on the ideas and invited just 24 candidates for brief auditions to pitch their ideas live. There were others we wanted so much to include and hope to see them back in the applicant pool next year.
The pitch sessions were extremely helpful to our team. We were challenged and inspired by each speaker; we marvel at the intelligent and tenacious people in our community and are so thrilled to put Boise on the world stage through our event in April 2017.
We’ve sent invitations to speak to a well-rounded group of Boise’s best ideas and stories. We can’t wait to tell you who will be sharing from the red dot at JUMP next spring. Stay tuned, as we’ll announce the official speaker slate and our 2017 theme in early November.
We hope to see you April 8 for this outstanding event. If you’d like to join our hard-working team of volunteers, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.