TED Initiatives



TED's mission of "Ideas Worth Spreading" now reaches far beyond the yearly conferences, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that seek to leverage the power of ideas to change the world.

Along with two annual conferences -- -- the TED Conference and TEDGlobal -- TED now includes the award-winning TED Talks video series, the Open Translation Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, the social media platform TED Conversations, and the annual TED Prize.



  • TED.com: TED.com brings the experience of TED conferences online, with a collection of 1500+ TED Talks. More »

  • TED conferences: The annual TED conferences, one on the North American West Coast and the other roaming the globe, bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. More »

  • TED Prize: The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual with "One Wish to Change the World." The prize was boosted in 2012 to $1 million. More »

  • TEDx events: The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. More »

  • TED Fellows: The TED Fellows program helps innovators from around the globe become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. More »

  • TED Open Translation Project: The TED Open Translation Project brings TED Talks beyond the English-speaking world by offering subtitles, interactive transcripts and the ability for any talk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. More »

  • TED Books: Shorter than a novel, but longer than a magazine article, TED Books is an imprint of short nonfiction works designed for digital distribution. More »

  • TED Institute: TED Institute helps organizations unlock institutional knowledge, surface innovative thinking, and ultimately enhance how they tell their story to the world at large. More »

  • 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. More »

  • TED Conversations: TED Conversations is a social media platform on TED.com that connects people for conversation, collaboration and debate. More »

  • TED-Ed: The TED-Ed site allows users to take any useful educational video and easily create a customized lesson around the video to distribute to a class or an individual. More »