April 20—24 · Vancouver
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The future has never felt so uncertain. Our planet has more humans with more potential than at any other moment in history. The Adjacent Possible glitters with extraordinary promise. Yet there are deadly perils to be dealt with.

Political chaos? Check. Ability to edit our own genome? Check. Climate and environmental threats? Check. New technologies with unpredictable consequences? Check.

At TED2020, we're inviting you on a bold voyage into uncharted territory. We can guarantee thrilling glimpses of the landscape ahead. This journey couldn't matter more.

A week of ideas and connections

Here’s a chance to co-create an unforgettable gathering of minds and souls determined to play our part. The week will unfold as follows:

Monday

April 20

The first day of TED2020 begins with TED Fellows Talks from up-and-coming world-changers. In the evening, the mainstage talk program kicks off with Session 1, followed by a Welcome party.

Tuesday

April 21

Three sessions of mainstage talks, plus Discovery Sessions to choose from. In the evening, join an intimate dinner with other TEDsters to discuss a topic of mutual interest.

Wednesday

April 22

More mainstage talks, more Discovery Sessions, and ever more opportunities to connect over lunches and breaks. The evening's Open Night allows you to plan your own dinner parties.

Thursday

April 23

Between speaker sessions, explore the Loop outside the theater, with exhibits, cafés and spaces for conversation. In the evening, kick up your heels at the Celebration party!

Friday

April 24

The climax of the week's speaker program, Friday morning’s epic final session will celebrate and sum up the week. Afterward, enjoy a farewell picnic with your fellow TEDsters.

Membership options and benefits

The TED community actively seeks new members who are leaders in their field and who can make a strong contribution. We review each application in detail, and look forward to reading yours. TED2020 will be an event not to be missed! Questions? Send us a note to conferences@ted.com.

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Online networking access
Conference video archive
Recognition in the program
Early theater access
Patron concierge services
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  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
  • Recognition in the program
  • Early theater access

Patron
5 year membership

  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
  • Recognition in the program
  • Early theater access
  • Patron concierge services

Your conference experience

Here's what you can expect at TED2020:

A five-day stage program
A dozen sessions of TED's famous talks, plus TED Fellows Talks, interviews and other surprises
Comfortable simulcast spaces
Watch, tweet, blog as you watch onscreen ... and connect around powerful ideas
Discovery sessions
Check a few things off your bucket list! Explore new interests at a workshop and join in activities and experiences
Dinners and parties
From celebratory dance parties to inspired conversations over dinner, many ways to connect around ideas
TEDConnect
Our award-winning app for meeting other attendees

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Our location: Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre offers both scale and intimacy. At its heart is a soaring space where TED's stage designers have created a custom theater designed to maximize the impact of talks, permitting multiple configurations for sitting, listening and connecting with the speaker — a bold rethinking of the conference experience.

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