Talent Night 2022

What is Talent Night? 

Have you ever dreamt about telling your story on a TEDx stage? Talent Night is your chance! 

On September 30th, TEDxAmsterdamWomen will be hosting the fifth edition of Talent Night, where we open our stage to new, undiscovered “ideas worth spreading.”

Individuals with little or no experience in public speaking from all walks of life are given the opportunity to present their ideas on stage in 3 minutes. We are looking for ideas related to our theme “PRESSing Issues” for this year’s event. 

The speakers will have three minutes to convince the jury and the audience of their ted-worthy speech. The winner will get the chance to stand on the main TEDxAmsterdamWomen stage on December 1st!

Do you have an undiscovered idea worth spreading?

Join us for a chance to inspire change! 

Ideas Worth Spreading related to this year’s theme

This year’s theme for TEDxAmsterdamWomen is “Press(ing) Issues: Fact or Fiction.

We are seeing and hearing that the press, media, and social media are taking control of our lives. How we see the world is seen through the eyes of the media and not actually what is happening. Bias is growing across press organizations – the type of people employed by press agencies, how main stories are selected and focused on, and how we perceive world events. 

What is your story, and how could it be affected by the media? Do any of the above issues ring a bell with you? Do you have a story because of the press, or is your story not mentioned in the media and therefore not given the attention it deserves? 

Read more about this year’s theme.

Application Process and Important Dates

15 July 2022
Talent Night Application deadline

The first step is submitting your talent night
application. This includes answering questions regarding your idea and motivation. The TEDxAmsterdamWomen Judges and online public will choose their favourites to be shortlisted.

16-17 July 2022
Shortlisted candidates are notified.

Selected candidates must then start preparing a 2 min. video pitch.

18 July 2022 12.00-13.00
Workshop I

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to a workshop provided by our speaker coach Barbara RogoskiTo work on their video pitches with a professional. 

31 July 2022
Video Pitch deadline

This is your time to shine! Hand in your video pitches. 

20 August 2022
10 Finalists are chosen

These finalists will receive feedback regarding their video pitch. 

15 September 2022 12.00-13.00
Workshop II

A second workshop will be provided by our speaker coach Barbara Rogoskifor the 10 finalists to prepare for the big stage on Talent Night. 

30 September 2022
Talent Night

The time has come! The 10 finalists present their ideas on stage. Then the judges together with the audience will select a winner by the end of the evening. 

1 December 2022
Main Event

The winner will bring their pitch the TEDxAmsterdamWomen main stage, also creating their own TED talk to be published online. 

Speaker Coach

Barbara is a long-time coach and fan of TEDxAmsterdamWoman and has been a coach since 2013 with a one-year absence in 2020. She was the exclusive coach for 5 years for the TAW Start-Up Award competition from 2015-2019 and is very passionate about helping women to develop strong stories and deliver them with confidence. Barbara will hold several workshops to help the Talent Night participants over the coming weeks.

Getting ready to apply?

Visit the ‘Information and FAQ’ page for more info regarding general guidelines, tips and frequently asked questions.