Be A Speaker

Student speaker on TEDxKids@ElCajon Stage

We are looking for passionate and dedicated youth (grades K-12) who have a unique and innovative idea to share that will have an audience imagine how our schools, community, and world could be a better place.

Speaker application is now closed for the 2023 event. Thank you. 

Be A Performer

We are looking for performances and entertainment in ALL forms (music, dance, theater, visual art, etc.) ranging from students in K-12th grade!
For Performing groups (music, dance, theater), we would like to come out to see your performance. After receiving the applications, we will set up times to come out and visit your group.

If you have any questions, please email Taryn Mani at

Performer Application is now closed for the 2023 event. Thank you.

Be A Volunteer

TEDxKids@ElCajon green room volunteers

We have a number of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. The time commitment required to volunteer varies widely. We have 3 primary types of volunteer positions.
  • Day-of- Event Volunteers – This is a single, full-day commitment for our TEDxKids@ElCajon event.  These roles will be open a few months prior to the event.
  • Management Team – Our Management Team works tirelessly around the year to plan our event. These roles are a multi-year commitment and generally require 10+ hours per week to fulfill.  
  • Extended Core Team Volunteers – Each Management Team leader will generally have a team of Extended Core Team volunteers. As an example, our Marketing team will have a Head of Marketing, which is a Core Team role, and about 5-10 Extended Core Team members to help with various aspects of marketing, such as communication, web design, social, etc. Extended Core Team roles are usually a year-round commitment and require about 5-10 hours per week. 

As of now, we are not recruiting for our Management Team and Extended Team volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for our team roles in the future, please email we’ll try to match you to the right role as they come available!