Welcome! Please fill out the application below as completely as you can.

Thank you for your interest in presenting as part of the AchieveMpls EDTalks 2021-22 season! The application deadline is Friday, August 6, 2021.

The focus of our tenth season is on “emerging voices” from the education, equity and youth development spaces who are addressing critical issues impacting our young people, schools and public education. We will be selecting EDTalks presenters who are:
  • Young leaders in these and related fields who are providing fresh perspectives and approaches.
  • Thought leaders and practitioners who are in new positions of leadership or offering creative new ideas and
  • questioning the status quo.
  • Seasoned leaders who are new to presenting in a public forum or who have limited public speaking experience.
As we continue to navigate COVID-19,  we’ll be determining whether our events will be virtual, live or a hybrid model. Therefore speakers should be prepared to present both virtually and in-person to a live audience.

The EDTalks planning team will reach out to you directly if your application is selected to move forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heidi D. Johnson at events@achievempls.org. To learn more about EDTalks and access our videos and podcasts, visit AchieveMpls.org/EDTalks.

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* Your full name:

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* Your work or occupation:

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* Your company or organization:

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* Why are you interested in presenting at EDTalks?

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* The theme for the 2021-22 season is emerging voices. In what way(s) do you identify as an "emerging voice" in your field?

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* Potential EDTalk title:

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* Description of talk:

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* What do you want audience to take away from your talk? Please identify 1-3 main takeaways.

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* Who do you perceive as the target audience for your EDTalk? Please rank from most important to least important.

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* Under which of following categories do you think your EDTalk fits? Please select no more than three categories.

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* Tell us about your public speaking experience. Note: this is not a requirement to be considered.

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* Please provide links to any online video or audio of your past presentations. This can include links to social media accounts. Note: this is not a requirement to be considered.

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* Please provide links to any online articles or web pages about you. Note: this is not a requirement to be considered.

EDTalks makes every effort to select a variety of speakers who are representative of the communities we serve. We encourage folx who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ to apply, as well as persons with disabilities. As an organization committed to anti-racism and equity, we are committed to using the EDTalks platform to elevate voices of those who have been or are traditionally marginalized or under-served.

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* I identify my race/ethnicity as (if you prefer not to say, please leave blank):

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* I identify my gender as (if you prefer not to say, please leave blank):

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* Do you consider yourself a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer (LGBTQ) community?

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* What are your preferred pronouns?

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* Preferred email address:

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* Preferred phone number:

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* Your LinkedIn page:

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