TEDxKC will take place Aug. 18 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. They are seeking compelling artistic, experiential, interactive, visual and/or performance art pieces that are engaging, unexpected and provocative to be featured at TEDxKC in August. The experiences will be featured in the Kauffman Center lobby before the event and during two intermissions or at Act III, the TEDxKC after-party held on the front lawn immediately following the event.

Each winner will receive a $1,000 stipend to help offset the cost of materials and other out-of-pocket expenses. The winners are responsible for all other costs associated with their experiences. To participate, visit TEDxKC.org to submit your Call to Create proposal, which is July 17, and three winners will be chosen by July 20. The submittal form allows you to briefly describe why your proposal is an Idea Worth Spreading (the TED mantra). You can also provide a link to a short video (no longer than two minutes) describing your activation.

This year, tickets for the live program sold out in four minutes. To meet the high demand, watch parties will be hosted at the following locations: North Independence Branch Library, 317 W. U.S. 24, Independence; Colbern Road Branch Library, 1000 N.E. Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit; Sprint Accelerator (Crossroads), 210 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City; and Woodneath Library Center (Northland), 8900 N.E. Flintlock Road, Kansas City.

A $10 ticket includes a TEDxKC T-shirt, refreshments and a live simulcast of the program. Watch party tickets can be purchased at TEDxKC.org.