The deadline for TEDxIIT 2017 speaker nomination was on Sunday, Feb 26 at 11:59 pm. With almost 60 nominations, the next big step is to select the speakers from each of the category: Alumni, Students, Faculty and Greater Community.
Given the short timespan this year, we are glad to have a very impressive list of ideas. Now the challenging task is to select only a handful of Exclamation ideas worth spreading for TEDxIIT 2017. As we are in the greatest democracy of the world, our process is the exact reflection of it.
The speaker selection process will be held at IIT Tower Auditorium on March 2 starting at 5 pm. This is an open meeting for all who wish to attend.
Every nominator has the option to pitch for the nominee. Each pitch can be up to 2 minutes to focus on the idea and the speaker. After the pitch, the team will present the ideas which have no presenters. There will be discussion and deliberation. Then, the planning team will rank these ideas in order to select the best Exclamation ideas worth spreading. The nominee with the idea which receives the highest score in each category will be the first contacted for the confirmation process in the next few days. Next, the second highest score in each category will be contacted and so forth until the speaking slots are filled.