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TEDxMaldon returns in August in Maldon Victoria with the theme "Uncomfortable Conversations", presented during the Maldon Vintage Machinery and Museum's Goldfields Gothic Festival. Save the date now for the event: Sunday 4th August 5-9pm.

What is this theme about?  


To build stronger, deeper relationships with our friends, families and communities, we need to do more, hear more, talk more and have conversations which may hurt us to help us, conversations which stretch our thinking, shift our balance and strengthen our purpose. We want topics and talks which prompt these uncomfortable conversations and threaten to unnerve us to unite us.

Due to the high number of submissions, applications have closed for TEDxMaldon, Sunday 4th August 2024.



All speakers agree to the following terms and conditions:


  1. You agree to abide by the rules of speaking at a TEDx event (click to read).

  2. There is no payment for TED speakers, it is a not-for-profit event, and any income or support from sponsorship or tickets sales go directly towards all expenses for the event ​

  3. The broad theme of TEDxMaldon in August 2024 is being 'uncomfortable conversations'.

  4. Your TED talk must be a minimum of 8 minutes and a maximum of 12 minutes (preferably 10 minutes)

  5. There is no panel or Q&A after your talk. Once you have finished your talk, there will be a 2 minute change-over break and you will be invited to sit and watch the other talks at the event 

  6. Your TED talk should be surprising; you need to articulate how your idea or talk will surprise audiences and provide a clear call to action. 

  7. All speakers undertake a selection process and you will be selected based on the potential interest of your talk to a local and global audience and the diversity of the final list of talks (we want a range of diverse topics) 

  8. No sponsor or organiser of the event can also be a speaker; no talks can promote an business, sponsor or organisation

  9. No talks with an inflammatory political or religious agenda, nor polarizing “us vs them” language

  10. We seek to build consensus and provide outside-the-box thinking, not to revisit familiar, unresolvable disputes on these topics

  11. If selected, you must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event commencing to ensure you are present, ready and available to participate 

  12. TEDxMaldon is a licensed TEDx event and talks will be published on the TEDx YouTube Channel 

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