Due to the challenges of gathering a global audience presented by COVID-19, TED2020 will now take place online between May 18 - July 10 (previously April). If you’re already registered and haven’t heard from us about this change, please contact us.

May 18 — July 10
How to attend

The future has never felt so uncertain. There are deadly perils to be dealt with, starting with a global pandemic. Yet we also now have an opportunity to rebuild our world in a better, fairer, more beautiful way.

We believe passionately that the global TED community has a key role to play here. We are all believers in human creativity and our collective ability to imagine our way out of this mess. More than ever, we need to connect with each other and figure out how to build back better.

Though we can’t do this in person, this eight-week program will allow countless ways to deepen community relationships and re-imagine what the future can be together.

8 weeks of ideas and connections

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

Mon, Tues, Wed

12pm ET (4pm GMT)

LIVE CONVERSATIONS. A series of 45-minute live interviews, talks and debates on the theme Build Back Better. Help shape the real-time conversation with your questions and comments in real time.

Thursdays

8pm ET (12am GMT)

MAINSTAGE! A longer TED session packed with unexpected moments, performances and visual treats – as well as a core of provocative talks and interviews. Lean back and watch on the big screen with your family and connect live while watching with your TED friends around the world.

Fridays

11am - 5pm ET (3 - 9pm GMT)

COMMUNITY DAY. A beautiful array of choices including Q+As with speakers, deep dive workshops with experts, conversational speed-dating and many other opportunities for community connection.

Membership options and benefits

The TED community actively seeks new members who are leaders in their field and 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.

  2020-only
Standard
2020 + 21
Standard
2020 + 21
Donor
Patron
8-week virtual program access
Community interaction
Discovery sessions
Exclusive access for 2021*
Additional special programming
Recognition in the program
Concierge services
Support for TED's mission •• •••• •••••
Conference fee US $5,000 US $10,000 US $25,000 US $250,000
5-year membership
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2020-only
Standard

  • 8-week virtual program access
  • Community interaction
  • Discovery sessions

2020 + 21
Standard

  • 8-week virtual program access
  • Community interaction
  • Discovery sessions
  • Exclusive access for 2021*

2020 + 21
Donor

  • 8-week virtual program access
  • Community interaction
  • Discovery sessions
  • Exclusive access for 2021*
  • Additional special programming
  • Recognition in the program
  • Concierge services

Patron

  • 8-week virtual program access
  • Community interaction
  • Discovery sessions
  • Exclusive access for 2021*
  • Additional special programming
  • Recognition in the program
  • Concierge services
US $250,000
5-year membership
Learn more Contact us
* 2021 benefits for Standard and Donor members

Eligible members are able to choose participation next year in one of the following events, with favorable pricing.

TED2020 livestream pass

US $1,000

You may also access the high definition livestream of the entire conference – without the interactive or networking elements – with a TED Live pass. Available, live, Monday through Thursday, for eight weeks.

Your conference experience

Here's what you can expect at TED2020:

An eight-week program with content on every weekday
Eight sessions of TED's famous talks, performances and other surprises, plus 45-minute interviews three times each week, where you and your fellow TEDsters help shape the program with your questions in real time
Discovery sessions
Explore a compelling topic with a leading expert, debate the ideas shaping our world, or join your fellow TEDsters to learn a new skill
Social spaces and gatherings
From inspired conversations with speakers to Idea Speed Dates: short, rapid-fire, 1:1 conversations with other TEDsters. Many ways to connect around ideas
TEDConnect
Our award-winning app for meeting other attendees and staying connected throughout the year

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