Hi <<First Name>>
Yesterday, our speaker selection committee met for what was a very intense 5 hours, full of difficult choices.
Sadly, I'm having to write to you to let you know that your talk application to speak at TEDxNorwichED 17 was not successful.
I know this will be a massive disappointment, and I am so sorry that I could not be writing with more positive news.
Please know that EVERY application was of a high standard. The panel were confident that EVERY one of your applications could have a place on a TEDx stage- but sadly we only have one day in which to fill, and we have crammed in as many talks as we can.
Choosing talks was incredibly difficult- there were so many amazing ideas submitted by everyone- and please know this is not just something we are saying to 'make you feel better'. We had 105 applications, and have selected 24- which is the most we can possibly fit into one day.
I hope that when you see the final line-up in the new year, that you will agree we have created a diverse, interesting and surprising programme.
We do still really want you, and your ideas to be part of the TEDxNorwichED movement, and therefore we will be giving you early access to tickets when they go on sale in the new year- we'd love you to come and be part of the conversation, and of course would encourage you to apply to speak at any future TEDxNorwichED events.
On behalf of the organising team, and the global TED movement, I would really like to thank you for the time you have taken to apply and for the commitment, dedication and willingness to be a 'game changer' that this shows.
TEDxNorwichED Lead Organiser.
PS- if you work for an organisation, I hope you will still encourage them to partner with TEDxNorwichED- more details here.