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Speaking at TED Conferences
Each TED and TEDGlobal conference features more than 50 of the world's most innovative and influential speakers. If you know someone who belongs on the TED stage, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you!
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TED began as a small conference in Monterey, California. That single conference is now three annual events -- TED, TEDActive and TEDGlobal -- as well as occasional deep-dive conferences and events such as TEDWomen, TEDYouth and TEDIndia.
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