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TED2009 at Long Beach is sold out. But you can still attend TED@PalmSprings, our gorgeous simulcast event in Palm Springs, California, featuring a real-time satellite feed from Long Beach and live talks and performances on-site. TED@PalmSprings lets you experience the entire TED2009 program with a smaller group, in a more relaxed atmosphere, at a lower cost. Last year's simulcast attendees called it "extraordinary," "transformative" and "beyond world-class."

Register for TED@PalmSprings »

A few things to know about TED2009 registration:

Only a limited number of TED registrations are available each year; they're granted at the discretion of the TED team based on a broad set of criteria aimed at ensuring a rich and stimulating exchange of ideas among a diverse group of peers.

  • Standard registrations cost $6,000. A limited number of discounted registrations are made available each year for those in the education or nonprofit worlds, who could not otherwise attend. Registration details for these are above.
  • A Standard TED2009 registration extends from April 15, 2008, to April 14, 2009. Benefits include attendance at the TED2009 Conference (Feb. 3-7, 2009), as well as bi-monthly TED Book Club mailings, a set of DVDs archiving the TED2009 conference, and priority for 2010 registration. See full description of registration benefits »
  • We ask that you take the essay questions on the registration form very seriously; they're the key tool we have for understanding who you are. Read about the application process »
  • Some rules and regulations apply to TED memberships. Review our membership policies »


Logistical question? Last-minute crisis? We're here to help. Pre-conference, contact us via email. On-site, visit our concierge at the registration desk.