Attendance at a TED conference is by application. If you'd like to come to TED, apply to attend. We read every application, and actively seek out leading thinkers and doers across a wide range of fields.
To attend the TED Conference, TEDGlobal or TEDActive, you
must submit an application.
Applications are approved only if:
- There is availability in the membership category being applied for
- The applicant is likely, in our judgment, to be a strong contributor to the TED community and/or the ideas discussed at TED and/or the projects and TED Prize wishes that come out of the conference and website.
There are several categories of conference membership:
- TED Conference, TEDGlobal and TEDActive memberships afford entrance to a TED event
- Donor and Patron memberships are for attendees who would like to make an additional contribution to TED initiatives
- TED Fellowships are awarded to promising attendees
- TED Live memberships include a live webstream of the conferences to one computer, as well as other benefits.
The TED Conference, TEDGlobal and TEDActive are considered separate events.
June 10 – 14, 2013
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Become a TED Live member to watch TED and
TEDGlobal in your home, office or school.
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Levels of conference membership
Everyone can join TED.com as a website member, free.
The TED Live membership brings the TED Conference experience to your home, school or office.
TED Conference memberships (Long Beach, CA/ Vancouver, Canada)
TEDActive memberships (Palm Springs, CA/ Whistler, Canada)
TED Conference membership comparison table
|Price||$995 / $2500||$2,500 (2013)
|Term in years||1||1||1||1||1||5|
|Conference, meals, events||x||x||x||x||x|
|TED Book Club (4x/yr)||x||x||x||x||x|
|Online social network||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Early access seating||x||x||x|
|Onsite private event||x||x||x|
|Recognition on TED.com||x||x||x|
|Flexible registration policies||x||x|
|Purchase 1 companion
ticket/year at conference rate
|VIP Hotel Assistance||x|
|Special hotel room allocation||x|
|Invite to speakers reception||x|
|Onsite meeting room access||x|
|TED Books Subscription||x||x||x||x||x|
|Web access to
|TED Live custom gifts||x|
|Tax receipt at year end||x||x||x||x||x||x|
*Check with your tax professional