Special events

In addition to the official TED Conferences, TED regularly hosts special events around the globe. These events, which include TEDYouth and TED Salons, use new and inventive approaches to help further TED's mission of spreading ideas and sparking global conversations.

Upcoming special events

TEDWomen 2016

It's About Time

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
October 26-28, 2016
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Recent past special events

TEDYouth 2015

Made in the Future

The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
November 14, 2015
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TED Talks Live

Six nights of talks on Broadway

The Town Hall Theater, New York, NY
November 1-6, 2015
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About special events


TEDWomen is a three-day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events — and daring discussions — has sparked some of TED's most iconic moments yet.

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TEDYouth is a day-long event, designed to both spark innovative thinking and tap into the inventive enthusiasm of teenagers and children. TEDYouth events feature Talks designed to appeal to this younger audience, as well as Talks conceived, designed, and delivered by teens themselves.

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TED Salons

TED Staff often host TED Salons, evening-length events with speakers and performers. TED Salons are smaller in scale than conferences and give the audience the opportunity to engage more intimately.