Do you have a great idea, a project, or an intriguing thought that you think would make for a great TED Talk? Do you live in the Buffalo area, or have a strong connection to it? Then you should record a 2-minute application to speak at TEDxBuffalo 2013.

As noted on the pitch submission form, you can record a video of two minutes or less however you’d like: with your smartphone, with your laptop webcam, whatever you have around. Upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, or any service you’d like, and simply send us the link. Tell us who you are and what you’d like to talk about, and you’ll be one of our speakers considered for 2013.

If video shooting and uploading isn’t your thing, no worries: we’ll be manning the cameras ourselves and letting you record a brief pitch. We’ll be at Canisius College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22. Check the box on the sign-up form for “Yes, contact me!”, and we’ll be in touch to schedule a more exact time.

Spread the word, too–we want everyone to have a chance to pitch their great ideas and passionate interests for TEDxBuffalo this year.