Tips for applying to attend a TED Conference
The TED Conference application is not a typical conference registration form. We're looking for people who are likely, in our judgment, to be a strong contributor to the TED community and/or the ideas discussed at TED -- and/or the TED Prize wishes and projects that come out of the conference.
Before you apply, here are a few things to know:
Set aside an uninterrupted hour to fill out the form. The questions touch on your goals, accomplishments and connection to your community. You definitely don't want to write this on the fly!
We recommend you look at the registration form first, then spend time offline composing your answers. Keep an offline copy, in case of a broken connection or other error. TED cannot be responsible for text that gets lost.
Read up on our membership policies. The TED community actively seeks new members who are leaders in their field -- and who can make a strong contribution to the TED community through their energy, influence and connections to change the world.
Pay special attention to your favorite websites and your personal references. We follow up on these.
A few tech tips:
You may wish to clear your browser cache before and after submitting your application -- especially if you are using a shared computer
Do keep an offline copy of all your responses. Take a screen capture of the application before you hit Submit, or email it to yourself if your browser allows this. TED cannot be responsible for text that gets lost.
Do keep an offline copy of your TED.com username and password. You will need this again.
If you have any technical trouble with the application form, contact TED immediately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't delay. Contact us right away so that we can solve your problem.