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TED gives the opportunity to hear “Ideas Worth Spreading” through their TED Talks — 18 minutes for some of the world’s most remarkable thinkers and innovators to give the talk of their lives. TEDx programs are local, self-organized events designed to give people access to a “TED-like experience” (where x=independently organized TED event). In June, we posted the news that on Saturday, February 23, 2013, you too can have your own TEDx experience right here in the Burgh at TEDxGrandviewAve. Now, we want to let you know that TEDxGrandviewAve is looking for speakers for their event.

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Are you an innovator, a mover, a doer, a shaker? If not, do you know someone who fits the bill? TEDxGrandviewAve has put out a call for speakers:

Are you or is someone you know on the cutting edge of innovation? Have you demonstrated ingenuity? Do you have verifiable results as fruits of your labor?

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We’re looking for individuals whose passion and work have set them apart in their industry. How have you demonstrated success? How are you using the present to create the future?

There will be a total of nine speakers chosen. The application emphasizes the need for you to provide examples of speaking ability. If you’re ready to apply, or have someone in mind to nominate, the deadline for applications is September 21, 2012. You can apply online for yourself or another here.