A four-day stage program
Seven sessions of mainstage TED Talks, filled with thoroughly researched and thoughtfully curated climate talks from around the world.
Your opportunity to choose from an exhilarating lineup of workshops designed to help you dig deep and tackle specific problems while building new collaborations.
Experiential visits in the city
Head offsite and explore Detroit with local innovators to see how the city at the heart of the American car industry is grappling with building an inclusive, sustainable future.
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See the schedule and learn more about the astonishing TED Countdown Summit program, including seven sessions of talks, opportunities to connect during interactive Breakthrough Sessions, dinners, parties and more.
The Countdown Summit will take place in Detroit, Michigan, the city at the heart of the American car industry that is grappling with building an inclusive, sustainable future.
Events will take place in Michigan Central, the Fillmore Detroit, and other locations around the city. Michigan Central is a hub where experts, startups and community leaders come together to develop solutions and skills that address pressing societal challenges, including how to build a more accessible, sustainable future for all. The Fillmore is a historic building located in Detroit’s entertainment district. Originally opened in 1925 as a movie theater, this elegant venue – featuring a grand lobby and the original Fillmore chandeliers – has since been renovated to offer guests a unique special event experience.
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