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 is our flagship video series of great talks and performances, filmed at TED conferences, independent TEDx events and on other stages worldwide.
The TEDx program lets individuals, organizations and communities worldwide hold local, independent TED-like events. To date, more than 9000 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 Open Translation Project
The Open Translation Project (OTP) invites volunteers worldwide to subtitle TED Talks. To date, over 15,000 volunteers have created more than 50,000 translations in 104 languages.
TED Conversations is a social media platform on TED.com that connects people for collaboration, discussion and debate on a wide range of topics..
TED Books are short non-fiction works: long enough to develop an idea, but short enough to be read in a single sitting. With the TEDBooks app, you can subscribe and access the entire library.
TED.com is our flagship website for both distributing TED Talks and sharing ideas.
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 TED Prize is a $1 million award, given annually to an exceptional individual with "One Wish to Change the World."
The TED Institute helps organizations unlock institutional knowledge and surface innovative thinking.
Ads Worth Spreading
Ads Worth Spreading is TED’s initiative to recognize and reward innovation, ingenuity and intelligence in advertising -- the ads that people want to see, and share with their friends.
Our Distribution initiative helps TED Talks find new audiences on radio, in books, on TV and on websites around the world.