Membership options + benefits

Join us for a journey of brilliant discovery, lasting connections and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. If you’d like to attend TEDNext, you'll need to apply first. Choose your membership level below and submit your application to get started — we'll carefully review each one and be in touch once approved! Questions? Send a note to conferences@ted.com.

Standard membership

The three-day program includes 40+ TED Talks and musical performances live from the TED Theater, group dinners and parties, workshops and activities known as Discovery Sessions, comfortable spaces to relax and interactive exhibits to explore, plus a few surprises!

$2,800 USD
$2,200 USD
EARLY SUPPORTER RATE
Limited availability
until July 4 or sold out
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Any amount over $1,500 paid for the TEDNext membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation.

See registration policies for terms and details.

Included with your conference experience

TED Talks in the theater

Step into the TED Theater to watch 40+ brand-new TED Talks, musical performances and more!

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Parties + most conference meals

Food, music, new connections and signature Atlanta flavor join forces to create moments you’ll remember for years to come.

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Discovery Sessions

These expert-led workshops and experiences will take you outside of the theater into smaller groups and allow you to dive deeper into the topics you most want to explore.

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Access to the attendee app, TEDConnect

Gain access to the private TED attendee app, TEDConnect — your conference companion. Get access to the full list of others joining TEDNext so you can get to know who you’ll meet at the event and keep in touch with your new contacts year-round.

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TED Live on-demand access

Revisit your favorite talks and sessions from the conference with the TED Live on-demand video archive. More about TED Live

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Additional information

Group rate

Interested in attending with a few friends? Groups of five or more can receive $150 off their standard or early supporter memberships. Here’s how it works:

  1. Email conferences@ted.com to request the group rate.
  2. Anyone who needs to apply should complete the Standard application.
  3. Once everyone in your group has applied and registered, we’ll credit each of you $150 to your original payment method.

Please note:

  • If all members of your group are not approved by TED, the discount will not apply.
  • Early supporter timeline applies, anyone submitting after the early supporter pricing expires will receive the $150 discount off the standard membership rate.

Tax deductibility

TED is owned by the TED Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation registered in the state of New York. Any amount over $1,500 paid for the TEDNext membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation. 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, including TEDNext specific policies.

Code of conduct

All those attending agree to follow our code of conduct, reflecting our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

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How the application
process works

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The apply button will prompt you to log into your existing TED.com account or create a new account (this part is free).

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Once you’ve verified your account (for new accounts only), you’ll answer several questions that help us understand a bit more about you. This includes optional demographic questions that help us grow the community thoughtfully. You’re welcome to complete the application in multiple sittings — your partially completed application will be saved to your account.

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You’ll need to provide payment information but you won’t be charged until your application is reviewed and approved.

Donor membership

We offer this special membership category for those who wish to further support TED's goals with a larger contribution. In addition to all the benefits of a Standard membership, enjoy priority seating, private events, special moments with speakers, additional concierge services and more.

$5,000 USD
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Any amount over $1,500 paid for the TEDNext membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation.

See registration policies for terms and details.

Donor-exclusive benefits include:

DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Early access to the TED theater

Enter the theater first to choose your preferred seat and view for all sessions. You’ll be at the forefront of the exciting moments in the theater.

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Private spaces + invite-only events

Gain access to private spaces and events designed to connect you with TED speakers and leaders in the community while providing you with unforgettable experiences.

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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 outside of the theater which allow you to dive deeper into the topics you most want to explore.

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Donor concierge services

Get personalized assistance with your conference-related inquiries both ahead of and during the event, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience.

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Recognition in the conference program

Receive acknowledgment and recognition for your support throughout the conference program.

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DONOR EXCLUSIVE

Flexible registration policies

Plans change — get more flexibility with regard to transfer options.

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+ all the benefits of a Standard Membership:

Talks in the theater

Parties + most conference meals

Workshops + experiences known as Discovery Sessions

Networking opportunities

Access to the attendee app, TEDConnect

Conference video archive

TED Membership exclusives

Additional information

Flexible registration policies

Plans change — get more flexibility with regard to transfer options. See our registration policies

Tax deductibility

TED is owned by the TED Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation registered in the state of New York. Any amount over $1,500 paid for the TEDNext membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation. Please consult your tax professional. We issue tax receipts at the end of each calendar year.

See our registration policies for terms and details, including TEDNext specific policies.

Code of conduct

All those attending agree to follow our code of conduct, reflecting our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.

Apply Now
Apply Now

How the application
process works

1

The apply button will prompt you to log into your existing TED.com account or create a new account (this part is free).

2

Once you’ve verified your account (for new accounts only), you’ll answer several questions that help us understand a bit more about you. This includes optional demographic questions that help us grow the community thoughtfully. You’re welcome to complete the application in multiple sittings — your partially completed application will be saved to your account.

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You’ll need to provide payment information but you won’t be charged until your application is reviewed and approved.