Join the TEDxAsburyPark team. While we’re all volunteers, we are a professional, dedicated team and take our jobs seriously.We also take having fun together seriously!

Producing an event on the scale and of the quality of TEDxAsburyPark requires several thousand hours of volunteer effort from a team of 50+ people. Everyone has a specific, defined role (we’re big on responsibility) and of course, our fantastic volunteers also pitch in wherever they can if help is needed.

The “core team” leadership roles require a significant level of volunteer effort — the demand varies throughout the year, but you can expect to commit to a couple of hours each week until mid-winter. Then the weekly time requirement increases to 10-15 hours as the event approaches. 

If you take on a core team role, you’ll be committing to a full year of involvement with TEDxAsburyPark, potentially for several hours each week. There are regular bi-monthly team meetings as well as group meetings to attend. Meetings are generally held on weekday evenings at 6:30pm at a location convenient to Asbury Park.

If you have the drive, time, and energy to commit to our core volunteer team, or if you’d prefer to play a supporting role, we want to hear from you!  Fill out the Volunteer Application and let us know how you can help. The more specific you can be, the better.

Let’s Joy Together. Explore Joy as a verb and ideas - Delight, ecstasy, euphoria, glee, glory, happiness, mirth, paradise, pleasure, positivity, rapture, triumph. 

We’re looking for speakers to share their ideas around what sparks Joy via music, comedy, science, design, and beyond.
Some tips for filling out this form:
1 –-Please ensure that your proposed talk clearly demonstrates a bigger idea that would be interesting to our audience.  Note: We are not looking for motivalional speakers or life coach style type talks.
2 - Review the form to see what information the submission process requires, and prepare everything, such as: description of your talk, your bio, headshot, and links to your pitch video, social media, and portfolio in a Word Doc. It helps to prepare all of the needed content before starting to fill out the form.
3 - A requirement of the application is to share with us your Big Idea around our central theme JOY:   Explore Joy as a verb and ideas. Delight, ecstasy, euphoria, glee, glory, happiness, mirth, paradise, pleasure, positivity, rapture, triumph. TEDx talks famously have at their center one idea worth spreading. This is the central theme that makes your talk stand out and makes people want to share it and talk about it with their friends. It’s the something that’s never been said before in the way that you plan to express it. All submitters are required to briefly share their idea worth spreading within a 50-word limit.
4 - Review this “must read” TEDx Speaker Guide.
5 - Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2020.
TEDxAsburyPark speakers do not receive any monetary compensation, or airfare/transportation costs that a speaker may incur.
If you are accepted as a speaker at TEDxAsburyPark we will produce a broadcast quality video of your talk, making it available to you, and also under a creative commons license on the web on our website,  on YouTube and other video sites, and possibly on