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.
TED.com is our flagship website for both distributing our 2,000+ TED Talks and sharing ideas.
At TED Conferences, speakers appear on the main stage to give 18-minute talks and shorter presentations, including music, performance, and comedy.
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..
The TED Translator program invites volunteers worldwide to subtitle TED Talks. To date, over 20,000 volunteers have created more than 90,000 translations in 100+ languages.
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-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.
The TED Partnerships team works with the world's leading corporations and foundations to connect the TED content and audience to their missions.
Our Distribution initiative helps TED Talks find new audiences on radio, in books, on TV and on websites around 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.
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.