Programs & initiatives

TED's mission of "Ideas Worth Spreading" reaches far beyond the conference and video series, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas.

TED Talks

TED Talks is our flagship video series of great talks and performances, filmed at TED conferences, independent TEDx events and on other stages worldwide. is our flagship website for both distributing our 2,000+ TED Talks and sharing ideas.

TED Conferences

At TED Conferences, speakers appear on the main stage to give 18-minute talks and shorter presentations, including music, performance, and comedy.

TEDx Program

The TEDx program lets individuals, organizations and communities worldwide hold local, independent TED-like events. To date, more than 13,000 TEDx events have been held in 150 countries.

TED Fellows Program

The TED Fellows program invites innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community, and amplifies the impact of their remarkable work..

TED Translators

The TED Translator program invites volunteers worldwide to subtitle TED Talks. To date, over 35,000 volunteers have created more than 160,000 translations in 100+ languages.

TED Books

Long enough to explore a powerful idea, but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books are original titles that pick up where TED Talks leave off.

TED on screen

Experience TED on the big screen, or even from the comfort of your own home. Learn more about our live simulcasts, archival offerings, television specials and more.

TED en Espa?ol

Discover TED Talks in the Spanish language. TED en Espa?ol is designed to develop content and community in the Spanish-speaking world.

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TEDinArabic is a global platform designed to identify and amplify original voices and TED content from the Arabic-speaking world. Created in partnership with Qatar Foundation.


TED-Ed offers original, animated video lessons — to watch online or use in the classroom. Educators can use the TED-Ed website to take any video and build a customized lesson around it.

The Audacious Project

The Audacious Project is a collaborative experiment to put bold ideas for social change into action, by funding them at scale.

TED Institute

The TED Institute helps organizations unlock institutional knowledge and surface innovative thinking.

TED Partnerships

The TED Partnerships team works with the world's leading corporations and foundations to connect the TED content and audience to their missions.

TED Residency

The TED Residency program is an incubator for breakthrough ideas. It is free and open to all via a semiannual competitive application. Each Resident will also develop a TED talk and deliver it on a TED stage.

TED Podcasts

TED brings ideas worth spreading to the world of audio, with a growing collection of original podcasts.

TED Circles

TED Circles is an open platform of small groups that meet for conversations about ideas.

TED Talks in the English classroom

With National Geographic Learning programs with TED Talks, learners of English experience their world through the stories, ideas, photography and video of National Geographic and TED.

TED Prize

The TED Prize is a $1 million award, given annually to an exceptional individual with "One Wish to Change the World."

TED Talks Education

The TED Talks Education one-hour program brings together a diverse group of teachers and education advocates delivering short, high-impact talks on the theme of teaching and learning.

TED Masterclass

Master the skills of TED speakers with TED Masterclass. TED's official public speaking course will teach you how to identify, develop and share your best ideas with the world, either as an individual, a business, or an educational organization.