Ever dreamed about giving a TEDxAustin speech?
This year, you’ve got a chance. Stacy Weitzner, one of the TedXAustin organizers, has dreamed up a way to let more people participate by presenting their idea in an 18-second post to Youtube.
TEDxAustin, an invitation-only event, which sells out every year, is being held at the Austin Music Hall on February 11th.
I’ve embedded their video below for the instructions. But it sounds easy.
This year’s TEDxAustin’s focus is titled “Beyond Measure” to ponder “the implications of an ever-accelerating pace of innovation in technology, information and the way we live our lives.”

“Think about what BEYOND MEASURE means to you, and then use your phone, camera or web-cam to record an 18-second TED talk and post your video to youtube. VERY IMPORTANT: make sure to tag or title your video with the keyword tedxaustin18, and we’ll make sure to feature it either on our website or at our live event!”