Organizers of a Macon event are looking for a few good ideas.
Auditions for the next TEDxMacon talks are scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Friday at the Armory Ballroom in downtown Macon. TEDxMacon is a locally organized effort to host talks styled on the TED conferences, which use the motto ideas worth spreading.
Makenna Johnston, who last year organized the first event, said she was in tears after hearing a talk by Mercer professor Andrew Silver about how parks work with nature and give meaning to a place.
It was phenomenally beautiful. I was crying, she recalled.
This years sole organizer, English teacher Chris Nylund, said he is hoping for a broad range of talks.
Last year was a theme of think local, he said. This year, we want to leave it open.
Johnston said, Id like to see big ideas.
People hoping to be speakers should ready pitches, not auditions, for Friday. They can give a shortened version of their proposed talk or talk about what they wish.
No props, no PowerPoint, but polished and coherent, said Johnston, who is no longer an organizer.
The pitches should run one to five minutes. The actual TEDxMacon talks are tentatively scheduled to start at noon June 22.
For more information on the talks, visit Facebook.com/TEDxMacon online. Several of last years talks are available on YouTube, including Silvers Parks and Place talk, as well as talks by Floco Torres on Personal responsibility: Owning the local and Alex Morrison on Your Field of Dreams: Leadership and Collaboration.
To contact writer Mike Stucka, call 744-4251.