There are no coaching and pitching sessions scheduled for the next months and there will be no main event in November 2020.
TEDxVenlo requires intensive preparation. The speaker candidates would normally have had their coaching and presented their pitch at one of the pitch events. The selected speakers would start around this time to prepare for their public presentation in early November. Also, the organizational preparations for this event would have already started at this point.
TEDx is a platform that invites ideas worth spreading in a genuine form with speakers and an audience. The atmosphere, the excitement, the talks. All integral parts of what makes a TEDx event worth attending. We understand that this cancellation is a great disappointment for many stakeholders, our volunteers, sponsors and partners and most of all our candidate speakers.
We still have to wait and see how our life will develop in the coming weeks and months. The question is whether organized meetings for a larger audience may take place again soon. Nevertheless, we are thinking about possible alternative scenarios. If you have suggestions, please let us know. From our side, we will update you when there is news.
In any case, we will be back – stronger than ever – in 2021. We firmly believe that ideas are worth spreading. Especially now!
We wish you much strength, friendship and motivation to survive the difficult times. Above all, stay healthy and watch over each other.