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TED-style event for the East Bay community

Open Call

Imagine a day at Cal State East Bay with brilliant ideas, thought-provoking video, and mind-blowing conversation. We have created a unique gathering for the Cal State East Bay community to unleash new ideas, inspire and inform.


Calling all Cal State East Bay Students (current), Alumni (graduates), Staff and Faculty.

Do you have an idea worth spreading?

Are you a leading thinker or doer in our community?

Audition for EBx with your 9 minute (or less) talk, demonstration, or performance. Up to 6 participants will be *selected to present live during the Saturday Showcase of Forever Pioneer Weekend.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Cal State East Bay, Hayward Campus

You want to share an idea with the East Bay community to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

If you are a selected speaker, your presentation will be recorded and shared with the university community.

Types of Ideas


The talks that make one or two very strong points, and it’s important.


An onstage look at some clever new invention that the speaker was a part of creating.


Music, dance, magic, puppetry, or some other performance to captivate your audience.


Artists showcase their art and explain the meaning and process behind it.


Mainly about the amazement of science and discovery.


Not one big, world-changing idea, instead, a very engaging take on an interesting topic.


Exposes your audience to an issue that they may not otherwise know much about.

HOW (Entry Rules)

All interested parties must complete an ENTRY FORM and audition with a *selection committee. There are 2 audition options: pre-recorded OR live webcast.

Submit a pre-recorded audition link

  1. Record your 9 MINUTE or less pitch (talk/presentation/performance) and upload your video to YouTube or another website and submit the link on your Entry Form.

  2. Submit your Entry Form by September 18, 2018

Live webcast audition

  1. Submit your Entry Form and select: Live Webcast Audition
  2. Participate in a live webcast audition. You will be contacted to schedule an audition time

Candidates are encouraged to submit URL links to supporting information about who you are and what you have to say.  LinkedIn URL, additional videos, references, testimonials, or anything else that may help the selection committee learn more about who you are.

Contact or 510-885-4836

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, September 18– Entry & Recorded Auditions due
  • Friday, September 28– Finalists are notified
  • Monday, October 15, 6-8 p.m.– Rehearsal Option 1
  • Saturday, October 20, 8–10 a.m.– Rehearsal option 2
  • Saturday, October 20– Event Day

 EBx East Bay is a featured event of Forever Pioneer Weekend’s Saturday Showcase in partnership with Cal State East Bay’s StartUp East Bay student organization and Alumni Association.

*Selection committee includes representatives from Startup East Bay and the CSUEB Alumni Association. The committee will review all auditions that follow the entry rules mentioned above and finalists will be confirmed by 9/28/18.

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