STORY BEHIND @pera

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

IT STARTED WITH A MAIL

2018 JAN

WE WERE REJECTED

THE APPLICATION WAS NOT EVEN READ BY TEDX

2018

At a TEDx event, there is diversity in the subjects of the talks and also in their tone and form. Some presenters might explore new social projects, while others present philosophical arguments, or interesting, simplified explanations of complex theories. Some could present nuanced scientific talks, or artists communicating the meaning behind their works. Perhaps new historical perspectives, cultural analysis, etc.

2018 JUNE

At this early stage, we simply want to confirm you understand that your event should feature a wide perspective. When you list three different examples, we can confirm that you will seek a broad range of TED-like presentations.

2018 AUGUST

Your current application appears to focus heavily on personal development. Can you tell us a little more about some of the other types of ideas you had in mind? What are some examples of ideas from other subject areas that could balance your stage line up?

2018 SEP

Please keep in mind that applications can be reviewed more quickly if they comply with naming requirements and the format of a TEDx event.

2018 NOVEMBER

We're experiencing an amazing volume of applications at the moment! Due to the large volume of applications we receive, the application review process can take longer than the estimated 8 weeks as each application is reviewed individually in the order in which it was received.

2018 DEC

We sincerely appreciate your patience and understand your frustration

14 FEB 2019

WE GOT IT

2019 MARCH

Organizing begins with a license.