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Call for TEDx LeBow Speakers!

TEDx LeBow provides a platform for four LeBow community members to present 10-minute TED Talks focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. This event is open to the entire University.

TEDx LeBow will take place in person on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. EST. Speaker applications are currently open, and they will close on Sunday, Oct. 17.

Speaker Requirements

  • Speakers must be a currently enrolled LeBow undergraduate or graduate student, or they must be a LeBow alum
  • Speakers will have 10 minutes to talk about the topic of their choice (within reason, and as long as it fits the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Action Group’s mission)
  • Potential speakers must submit an essay as to why they feel passionately about a certain topic, why they want to share their story and an abridged version of their speech. Questions to consider: Why do you care about diversity and inclusion? What does it mean to you? Why is it important? What is your connection to the topic? What is your story? Why do you want to share your story? If given the opportunity to share your story with Drexel, how would you present it? Use this opportunity to begin framing your speech. (Note: We don’t expect you to have your speech fully developed, but having ideas and topics you want to discuss will help your mentors align your vision with action.)
  • Speaker applications are currently open and will close on Sunday, Oct. 17

Resources and incentives available to student speakers

  • One to two mentors from the DEI Action Group
  • Public-speaking coach/sessions
  • Rehearsals in front of DEI Action Group to provide constructive feedback

Interested in Speaking?

Apply today!

Who should attend?


  • Students
    • Current Students
  • Alumni


  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Executive
  • Doctorate
  • Continuing Professional Education

This event is part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series.

TEDx LeBow