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Join Our Team


TEDxCUNY is a student-run conference dedicated to amplifying CUNY voices. Each year, we are eager to bring onto our team excited, passionate students from all years and backgrounds.  

If you are interested in and dedicated to being behind the scenes with us for our 2024-2025 events, please view open positions and our application below. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!
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Below you will find a brief description of each of our subteams and their respective roles. 

  • What do I need to bring for registration?
    You must present an ID. There will be designated registration areas for general/student admission and VIP/speaker/sponsor admission.
  • Where can I view the conference schedule?
    The conference-day schedule will be updated in the coming weeks. Tune in here or our social media.
  • Where can I get food and drink at TEDxCUNY?
    A selection of snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day. John Jay College has an available cafe, and there are numerous food options nearby the venue.
  • Can I take photos or videos during the talks and performances?
    During talks and performances, we request that all cell phones are silent or turned off. Absolutely no recording devices or flash photography will be permitted. All talks and performances will be available online after the conference.
  • What should I wear?
    Anything you are comfortable in and expresses who you are! We do not have a dress code.

Ready to apply?

Find our criteria and instructions below. Have any questions? Let us know at


We're so excited that you are interested in joining our team, and we hope to welcome you on board for our 2024-2025 events!


We do, however, have a couple of application criteria:

  • Must be a current CUNY student;

  • Have an understanding of TED Talks and TEDxCUNY;

  • Must be comfortable following TED/TEDx guidelines;

  • Must be available for team and subteam meetings.

How to Apply

Now that you have read our criteria, know a little bit about TEDxCUNY, and perhaps have watched one of our talks, you're ready to apply!

Applications for the 2024-2025 year have not opened yet. Applications typically open in late August and close in September every year.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our team at


Interest Meetings

TEDxCUNY will host in-person and virtual interest meetings for all CUNY students in August and September. Join us soon to learn about the opportunities available at TEDxCUNY and our application process. 

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