go beyond the talkS

TED’s mission is to discover and spread ideas that spark imagination, embrace possibility and catalyze impact. TED Talks are a well-known part of that mission, but a TED conference extends far beyond. Join us at TED2024 for a journey of brilliant discovery to engage in unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences both inside and outside the theater, all while forging lasting connections.

Questions? Send a note to conferences@ted.com.

Vanguard Membership

In order to make TED accessible to as many people as possible, early-career individuals who have never attended TED are invited to apply for this heavily subsidized conference membership and join us in Vancouver for a week of unforgettable experiences as we celebrate creativity, ingenuity, courage, wisdom, and generosity.

Vanguard applications are subject to especially stringent review and approval process; not all Vanguard applicants will be selected, as passes for this membership type are very limited in number.

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$6,250 USD
Any amount paid over $3,000 for a Vanguard membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation.View all registration policies

Your week at ted2024

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TED Talks in the theater

Step into the custom-built TED Theater to watch brand new TED Talks, musical performances and more. The speakers at TED2024 (sorry, no spoilers just yet!) exemplify the bravery and brilliance we’ve built around the conference.

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Bucket list Discovery Sessions

A keystone of your week at TED, Discovery Sessions are expert-led workshops and experiences that take you outside of the theater and into the topics and experiences you most want to explore. We take as much care with Discovery Sessions as we do TED Talks — and you won't want to miss this year's offerings.

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All-encompassing dining with no added fees

Brace yourself for a week filled with mouthwatering moments, from the epic welcome party to the tantalizing Dine Around dinners. Thursday's celebration will leave your taste buds tingling, and the grand finale awaits at the farewell picnic lunch on Friday afternoon. Plus, there'll be plenty of snacks and the best local coffee bars around.

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Dine Around dinners

Tuesday evening’s Dine Around dinners offer an opportunity to make intimate connections at foodie destinations around Vancouver. You’ll choose your Dine Around dinner by the topic of your choice a few weeks before the conference kicks off. We often hear from attendees that these dinners are the highlight of their week at TED and that the lightly guided topics make for excellent conversation.

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Exhibits + Lounges

Art installations, tech activations, spaces to relax, connect, discover and so much more. This year’s exhibits have been designed to deepen your connection to fresh ideas and give you opportunities to connect and engage.

After the conference

TED Live: On-demand access to TED2024 talks 

Ready to relive the magic? Rewatch every moment from the TED2024 theater, including exclusive content that won't be available to the public, with your complimentary access to the archive on TEDLive.

Stay in the loop with the TEDConnect app

Gain access to the private TED app, TEDConnect. With your personalized schedule, the speaker list and real-time updates all week, it’ll be your favorite app during TED2024. But TEDConnect isn’t just for conferences — it’s your networking sidekick year-round.

Your contribution supports TED and may be tax-deductible

TED is owned by the TED Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation registered in the state of New York, US. $3,250 of the TED Vanguard fee may be tax-deductible; fair market value is US $3,000.

Please consult your tax professional. We issue tax receipts at the end of each calendar year. See our Registration policies for terms and details.

Standard Membership

Support TED’s mission with a standard conference membership and join us in Vancouver for a week of unforgettable experiences as we celebrate creativity, ingenuity, courage, wisdom, and generosity.

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$12,500 USD
Any amount paid over $3,000 for a Standard membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation.View all registration policies

Your week at ted2024

An impressive wide angle shot of the beautiful TED theater.

TED Talks in the theater

Step into the custom-built TED Theater to watch brand new TED Talks, musical performances and more. The speakers at TED202 exemplify the bravery and brilliance we’ve built around the conference. See the lineup

Two conference attendees laugh together while at a discovery session.

Bucket list Discovery Sessions

A keystone of your week at TED, Discovery Sessions are expert-led workshops and experiences that take you outside of the theater and into the topics and experiences you most want to explore. We take as much care with Discovery Sessions as we do TED Talks — and you won't want to miss this year's offerings.

A group of attendees sit together at a large table.

All-encompassing dining with no added fees

Brace yourself for a week filled with mouthwatering moments, from the epic welcome party to the tantalizing Dine Around dinners. Thursday's celebration will leave your taste buds tingling, and the grand finale awaits at the farewell picnic lunch on Friday afternoon. Plus, there'll be plenty of snacks and the best local coffee bars around.

Group of people sitting at long table

Dine Around dinners

Tuesday evening’s Dine Around dinners offer an opportunity to make intimate connections at foodie destinations around Vancouver. You’ll choose your Dine Around dinner by the topic of your choice a few weeks before the conference kicks off. We often hear from attendees that these dinners are the highlight of their week at TED and that the lightly guided topics make for excellent conversation.

Two conference attendees chat in a quite lounge.

Exhibits and lounges

Between sessions, you can relax or grab a massage at the Restore Lounge, be among the first to try out new tech activations and explore brilliant art installations around the venue. You can also shop at the Bookstore to find works by your favorite speakers, snap a pic at the Photo Booth, and grab a beverage at one of the on-site cafes.

After the conference

TED Live: On-demand access to TED2024 talks 

Ready to relive the magic? Rewatch every moment from the TED2024 theater, including exclusive content that won't be available to the public, with your complimentary access to the archive on TEDLive.

Stay in the loop with the TEDConnect app

Gain access to the private TED app, TEDConnect. With your personalized schedule, the speaker list and real-time updates all week, it’ll be your favorite app during TED2024. But TEDConnect isn’t just for conferences — it’s your networking sidekick year-round.

Your contribution supports TED and may be tax-deductible

TED is owned by the TED Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation registered in the state of New York, US. $9,500 of the TED Standard fee may be tax-deductible; fair market value is US $3,000.

Please consult your tax professional. We issue tax receipts at the end of each calendar year. See our Registration policies for terms and details.

JOIN US

Apply now to join us at TED2024 in Vancouver!

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The Donor Experience

As a donor, you’ll enjoy elevated benefits of standard membership — such as early theater access — plus exclusive perks like additional special spaces and opportunities to meet TED2024 speakers.

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$25,000 USD
Any amount paid over $3,000 for a Donor membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation.View all registration policies

Your week at TED as a donor

Enjoy all the benefits of a Standard membership, plus:

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Priority access to the TED Theater

Get early admission to the TED Theater ahead of other attendees so you can pick your favorite seat in the house for each session of talks!

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Preferred selection for offstage experiences

Get early access to sign up for Discovery Sessions — expert-led workshops and experiences that take you outside of the theater and into the topics and experiences you most want to explore. We take as much care with Discovery Sessions as we do TED Talks — and you won't want to miss this year's offerings.

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

All-encompassing dining

Brace yourself for a week filled with mouthwatering moments, from the epic welcome party to the tantalizing Dine Around dinners. Thursday's celebration will leave your taste buds tingling, and the grand finale awaits at the farewell picnic lunch on Friday afternoon. Plus, the Donor lounge will have speciality beverages and tasty treats on offer all week long.

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Private access to the Donor lounge for you and a guest

You'll have special access to a private lounge to connect and collaborate with like-minded visionaries — and you can bring a guest. Find a relaxing, comfortable space with simulcast screens, plenty of refreshments, your very own concierge service, and plenty of surprises.

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Invitation-only Donor events

You’ll join exclusive events that connect you to speakers and other leaders in the TED community and provide unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experiences.

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Recognition in the program

We’re so grateful to TED Donors — you make a substantial impact in support of our missions and programs. As such, we'll recognize your contribution in the program.

After the conference

TED Live: On-demand access to TED2024 talks 

Ready to relive the magic? Rewatch every moment from the TED2024 theater, including exclusive content that won't be available to the public, with your complimentary access to the archive on TEDLive.

We’ll hold your spot for TED2025

Donors like you help make TED's mission possible. We value your commitment to TED, and we'll hold your spot for TED2025 so you don't need to apply again.

Stay in the loop with the TEDConnect app

Gain access to the private TED attendee app, TEDConnect. With your personalized schedule, the speaker list and real-time updates all week, it’ll be your favorite app during TED2024. But TEDConnect isn’t just for conferences — it’s your networking sidekick year-round.

Your contribution supports TED and may be tax-deductible

TED is owned by the TED Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation registered in the state of New York, US. $22,000 of the TED Donor fee may be tax-deductible; fair market value is US $3,000.

Please consult your tax professional. We issue tax receipts at the end of each calendar year. See our Registration policies for terms and details.

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FURTHER SUPPORT OF TED’S PROGRAMS + INITIATIVES

Donors power TED’s ability to be a global catalyst for ideas. Here are just a few of the impactful programs your support makes possible.

Discover more in the 2022 Ideas and Impact roundup to learn about TED’s impact on the world, or read up on our initiatives.

Become a Donor today.

Capacity is limited. Elevate your experience with these additional benefits.

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Patron Membership

This special 5-year membership category is available for those who wish to support TED with a substantial contribution that catapults our growth. Patrons have a transformative impact on TED’s mission and initiatives.

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Patron memberships are available to an exclusive group of TED community members. Please contact the TED team for further information.

Your week at TED as a Patron

Patron EXCLUSIVE

Your personal TED Concierge

We’re dedicated to providing assistance with all your conference-related needs throughout the year. We want to hear from you with your questions, concerns, and the brilliant suggestions and ideas you bring to TED.

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Patron EXCLUSIVE

Purchase membership for a guest

The unique opportunity to bring one guest per year at the prevailing membership rate, any time up to four weeks before the conference (subject to TED's approval).

Patron EXCLUSIVE

Become a key TED player

TED Patrons are a core component of the TED family, taking on a major role in cultivating ideas in local communities as well as offering strategic insights that contribute to TED’s direction.

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Patron EXCLUSIVE

Priority access to TED Theater and activity signup

You’ll receive early admission to the TED Theater prior to each talk so you can experience sessions from your favorite seat in the house, plus early access to sign up for Discovery Sessions, Dine Around dinners and other activities.

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DONOR & Patron EXCLUSIVE

Preferred selection for Discovery Sessions

One of our group experiences for TED, expert-led Discovery Sessions are offstage moments of delight where you’ll dive deeper into the topics and experiences that interest you. As a Patron, you’ll have preferred selection for Discovery Sessions.

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DONOR & Patron EXCLUSIVE

All-encompassing dining

Most of your meals for the week of TED2024 are included as part of your conference experience — some highlights include the welcome party, Dine Around dinners on Tuesday, Thursday’s celebration, and the farewell picnic lunch to say goodbye on Friday. Snacks, coffee, tea, and other treats are available throughout each day of the conference, too. Check out the program page for the complete schedule!

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DONOR & Patron EXCLUSIVE

First choice for Dine Around dinners

Tuesday evening’s Dine Around dinners offer intimate, topical conversations at foodie destinations around Vancouver. You’ll choose your Dine Around dinner a few weeks before the conference kicks off ahead of public signup. We often hear from attendees that these dinners are the highlight of their week at TED.

Conference attendees relax and watch the conference from a bespoke lounge.
DONOR & Patron EXCLUSIVE

Relax and connect in special Patron spaces

In addition to the art installations, tech activations, and spaces to relax that you can find daily around the loop of the VCC, we’ll provide a special haven for Patrons to connect and collaborate with like-minded visionaries.

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DONOR & Patron EXCLUSIVE

Attend exclusive events

You’ll join private events that connect you to speakers and other leaders in the TED community and promise unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experiences.

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DONOR & Patron EXCLUSIVE

Be recognized in the program guide

As a TED Patron, you accelerate our mission, fuel our growth and make a transformative impact on our initiatives and programs. You’ll be celebrated, recognized throughout the conference and featured in a special section of the TED2024 program guide.

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DONOR & Patron EXCLUSIVE

Automatic renewal

Your membership automatically renews annually during the five years — without further payment required — regardless of any membership price increases.

After the conference

TED Live: On-demand access to TED2024 talks 

Ready to relive the magic? Get ready to laugh, cry, and be transported back to the TED experience through your favorite talks, Q+A’s, and audience sentiment sessions from the conference.

All this content and more is available anytime with the extensive TED Live on-demand video archive (featuring every theater moment from TED2024, including exclusive content that you can’t find elsewhere). 

Stay in the loop with the TEDConnect app

Gain access to the private TED app, TEDConnect. With your personalized schedule, the speaker list and real-time updates all week, it’ll be your favorite app during TED2024. But TEDConnect isn’t just for conferences — it’s your networking sidekick year-round.

Get notified when new TED Talks are posted on TED.com so you can share your favorites with friends and keep the conversation alive in the app’s private messaging space — you can even create a group chat with your new friends!

Your contribution supports TED and may be tax-deductible

TED is owned by the TED Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation registered in the state of New York, US. $235,000 of the TED Patron fee may be tax-deductible; fair market value is US $15,000.

Please consult your tax professional. We issue tax receipts at the end of each calendar year. See our Registration policies page for terms and details.

A woman speaks from the stage at the TED theater.

FURTHER SUPPORT OF TED’S PROGRAMS + INITIATIVES

Donors power TED’s ability to be a global catalyst for ideas. Here are just a few of the impactful programs your support makes possible.

Discover more in the 2022 Ideas and Impact roundup to learn about TED’s impact on the world, or read up on our initiatives.

Become a PATRON today.

Capacity is limited. Elevate your experience with these additional benefits.

Contact Us
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