Thanks to everyone who entered TEDs Full Spectrum video auditions

We’re amazed!

Thanks to everyone who made a video for TED’s Full Spectrum auditions. We’ve been screening video all week (and sat up last night watching the submissions roll in).

We held this audition to give a chance to the undiscovered talent we know is out there — and especially talent that can help us continue to reinvent the ancient art of the spoken word. At TED2012, our whole theme will be devoted to this. We’re calling it “Full Spectrum” — the rich use of technologies, formats and styles to make an impact on an audience. And so far, what we’ve seen is pretty thrilling. Finalists will be notified by May 9, 2011.

AND! If you missed the deadline for the video audition, and you still have a killer idea for a TEDTalk (by you or someone else), you can always share it with us. Just use our Suggest a Speaker form. It asks for all the information we need to evaluate your nomination. Read the FAQ first, for a few tips for success.

If you have an idea worth spreading, we’re always interested in hearing from you.