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TEDxNickelCity looking for the speakers who 'Think in 3D'

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 18, 2014 - 11:39 AM |
Organizers are preparing for the third annual TEDxNickelCity conference.

This year, organizers are looking for engaged citizens from our community to audition to be TEDx speakers.

“We’re looking for people who have an idea worth spreading — it could be an idea to inspire, to educate or to change the world, and it can be from across industry sectors,” said organizers in a news release.

This year's theme for TEDxNickelCity is "Think in 3D," which will shape talks and discussions. 

“Think in 3D is a thought process. It involves looking at everything from multiple unique perspectives and using that to bring change to your industry and/or community. We’re looking for speakers who can inspire, provoke and drive change.

“The people who change their communities and the world don’t think the same as everybody else. We’re looking for the ones who think differently — the ones who go against the grain ... the ones with big ideas that most people deem impossible."

Auditions take place March 22 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Speakeasy, 113 Durham St. in downtown Sudbury. Anyone wanting to audition is asked to prepare a five-minute speech about their idea.

If you can’t make it to the auditions, post a one-minute video to the Facebook page,, by midnight on March 28.

Selected speakers will complement the TEDx lineup of speakers, who come from a wide array of fields including the arts, education, technology, entrepreneurship, and more.

“We hope to inspire deep discussions and ongoing dialogue about ideas that will force people to think differently — to go beyond the obvious and look at things with a more critical eye and to use that shift in thinking to make the community and the world a better place.”

For more information, call 705-929-4819, email [email protected] or visit

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