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Program TEDActive

In 2010, a spectacular group of people will converge on Palm Springs, California, to experience a live simulcast of TED in an intimate, immersive setting. TEDActive, formerly TED@PalmSprings, blends the allure of the future with the mystique of a desert oasis, complete with live music, bonus speakers, and connections with makers and doers you'll never forget.

The TEDActive experience

The swanky, mountain-framed and pool-dappled Riviera Resort in Palm Springs is the backdrop for four days of gripping talks and engrossing TEDActive workshops. We will explore how the next gen in tech, entertainment and design can be brought to bear on "What the World Needs Now ..." In this luxurious, brainpower-fueled environment, you'll enjoy the live-hosted TED2010 program on crisp Sony monitors, you'll connect with other curious and passionate souls in pre-conference outdoor adventures and campfire-hued meet-and-greets, and if you so desire, you may even step up into the program spotlight during TEDYOU.

TEDActive attendees receive the famous TED Gift Bag, DVDs of the conference proceedings including all mainstage, TED U and TEDYOU stage content, graduated online social networking status so you can connect with conference participants in Palm Springs and Long Beach, and a subscription to the legendary TED Book Club so you can marinate in the world of ideas in the months leading up to the conference.

A pass to TEDActive costs $3,750. Register for TEDActive 2010 now >>

TEDActive attendees

TEDActive is designed for the curious, creative, passionate -- for those who want to go beyond just watching TEDTalks to sharing experiences and participating in projects that might impact the world beyond. TEDActive provides a platform for energetic people to self-organize groups, to connect with each other and to start rewarding conversations around common interests. It's a model that, in 2008 and 2009, generated powerful friendships and important collaborations that are still continuing today.

At TEDActive, you'll meet people who have made heroic efforts to foster TED's mission of spreading ideas big enough to change the world. Included in the mix will be some of TEDTalks' most prolific volunteer translators, independent TEDx event organizers, top TED.com commenters and rockstar TED Prize wish contributors.

In true TED fashion, TEDActive's sensational social program will include themed events and after-hours performances. You won't want to miss the daily breakfasts, lunches and (secret!) Palm Springs-only events inspired by the Rat Pack-era vibe of the Riviera.

Hotel and travel

TED has reserved a block of hotel rooms in Palm Springs. These rooms are likely to sell out quickly. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.


Registration for TEDActive 2010 is open now!

Riviera Resort & Spa

1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

What attendees say

Still tingling, tweeting, blogging and think-tanking from TED 2009 (Palm Springs). It will take days if not weeks to let all the generosity of spirit and powerful insights shared by presenters to fully embed themselves in my brain! -- M.A. Greenstein, entrepreneur

… as much as Long Beach must be exciting, I am in love with what goes on in Palm Springs, that’s where I’d like to be! I feel really close to the group and to the environment that you and the team help create. Only some 360 days to go! -- Eduardo Frias, VP of IT at Johnson & Johnson

... that week in Palm Springs w/ TED was a highlight in my long & storied life. -- John Doe, musician

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Memories from TED@PalmSprings 2009 >>