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TED Conferences bring together fascinating people representing technology, research, philanthropy, education, environmentalism, science, arts, architecture and more to experience the power of ideas that change everything.

We welcome global thinkers, passionate leaders, and brilliant change-makers dedicated to making a meaningful impact with the TED community.

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TED's global stage and the support of our incredible community have empowered us to share bold ideas and drive real-world change. In 2023, we saw thousands of ideas take flight — changing minds, lives and systems, from remarkable advancements in science and AI to tangible solutions to the climate crisis. Download the report to find out more about how TED's work has helped inform and inspire action around the world.

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Conference participants are the first to hear revolutionary ideas from the TED stage. They get to meet speakers before they’ve become household names and get the chance to form lasting connections with like-minded souls.

Our application process allows our team to not only curate the speakers but also the audience – ensuring every attendee belongs in the room – including you.

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