Proposals being accepted for KCKCC’s TEDxWyandotte speaker challenge

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Proposals are being accepted in Kansas City Kansas Community College’s TEDxWyandotte Speaker Challenge.

The Speaker Challenge is open to any high school or college student in Wyandotte County.

The winner will be invited to share their idea with the TEDxWyandotte audience during the event Nov. 30 at the KCKCC Performing Arts Center.

The theme for this year’s TEDxWyandotte is “Dream Big-The Lost Art of Dreaming.”

Those interested may submit their original ideas in the form of a two- to three-minute video along with a clearly written summary Anything goes, and participants should make sure their ideas are creative and thoughtful, according to a spokesman.

The student selected will receive speaker coaching from the TEDxWyandotte team to develop the topic. The deadline to submit ideas is Sept. 29.

TED, a nonprofit organization, started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago and has grown to support “world-changing ideas” with multiple initiatives.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.

For more information about TEDxWyandotte, visit or contact Marisa Gray, TEDxWyandotte Organizing Committee and KCKCC staff member at or 913-288-7163.