Become/Nominate A Speaker

become a speaker

City talks ideas festivals feature almost a hundred innovative and influential speakers and entertainers every year. The calls for speakers are all year round. City Talks teams receive close to a thousand applications every year and are constantly looking into them. Selected City Talks speakers and entertainers are always contacted by our team to exchange on their ideas  and envisage ways in which they can be featured on the City Talks stage in Paris or elsewhere, cities that host our ideas festivals.

If you know of someone who belongs on the City Talks stage, or if you believe you belong there yourself, please reach out for speaking opportunities for future editions. We’d love to hear from you!
Please use our speaker application (and) recommendation form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Speaking at City Talks

City Talks isn't like any other typical university, company or technology conference. 

The City Talks attendees and curation team have very high expectations of the speakers; together with our company and individual partners, we work with speakers well before the conference in shaping their presentations in a way that they can be successful and fit the City Talks stage. 

Here’s an opportunity to give THE TALK of your life.

How can I suggest a speaker?
What if I suggested a person I don't know personally? I can see you guys are asking for their email address, and I don't know it.
I want to Speak at City Talks. Can I suggest myself?
I want to become a Sponsor and have an opportunity to speak at City Talks. Can I still apply?
Is there a deadline for suggesting a speaker?
What are your keynotes or panels like?
Do you guys pay your speakers?

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