pply to audition in Sydney for the TED Worldwide Talent Search HERE.

Ever wondered what it would be like to speak on the main stage at TED Long Beach?

We're excited to announce a separateTED event will take place on Sunday 27 May (the day after TEDxSydney 2012) in the same CarriageWorks venue.

We'll be playing host to the Sydney leg of the TED Worldwide Auditions, a global talent search scouring the globe to bring together a remarkable lineup for TED2013 in Long Beach California.

The live audition will be hosted by TED Curator Chris Anderson & TED Content Director Kelly Stoetzel along with our very own TEDxSydney Licensee, Remo Giuffré.

The theme for TED2013 will be "The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered."

In addition to Sydney, the TED Worldwide Auditions willinclude public auditions in 14 cities on six continents seeking to uncover the new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear.

For the first time, the entire TED community will have a chance to vote on the most promising presenters. Many of these will be invited to join TED as speakers with at least half of the TED2013 Longbeach program selected that way.

TED Curator Chris Anderson says: “As with every TED, we will weave together a potent mix of presentations, covering creativity, invention, business, science and the most pressing global issues. But the way we're doing it represents a leap of ambition, and a commitment to the power of the crowd. At least half of our line-up will come from these auditions. And we will invite you and others around the world to cast your votes on who gets invited!”

How to apply

There will be an online application process, which will open separately for each city, at least two months before the audition.

Sydney applications open from 19 March 2012.

Applicants will be encouraged to include a short video of themselves. Anyone can apply to audition, so long as they have not spoken at a TED Conference, and do not have a talk posted on TED.com.

For more information on how to apply, seehttp://conferences.ted.com/TED2013/

To apply to audition go HERE.