The year-long TED Live membership brings the
TED Conference experience to your home, school or office.
With access to a live conference webstream as it happens,
you are invited to watch the minute-by-minute excitement of
the entire TED conference, including talks that are
exclusively presented onsite and may not go online. The TED Live membership also includes Apple's
brand new iPad miniº, an integral part of the TED Live
Become a TED Live member now »
The TED Live membership brings the
Conference experience to your home, school or office.
Join in this year-round member experience to watch both the
TED and TEDGlobal conferences -- for one annual membership fee.
Learn more about the TED Live membership options »
$2,500 for colleges, universities and small businesses
A TED Live membership includes:
Three key member benefits
TED Live members are invited to watch both TED and TED Global. Plus you can rewatch the conference at your convenience in the future starting about 3 hours after each session. Join any time in the year, and you will get access to the next two conferences.
Share with friends and colleagues! Individual/home members can view the conferences with up to 10 friends on the same screen, while schools and businesses can project the webcast for up to 50 students, employees or customers. Additional viewers require additional memberships.
TED Live membership also includes Apple's brand new
° an integral part of the TED Live experience, which allows you to:
- Watch the conference archive
- Chat with other members in your private Facebook group
- Watch TEDTalks with the acclaimed free TED app*
- Read TEDBooks in our free TEDBooks app*
- Send in photos and movies during the conference
- Everything else an iPad can do
° Exact model is Black 16 Gb wifi. Requires wifi.
*Free download from the App Store. Books require subscription or à la carte purchase.
Apple and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. No endorsement is implied.
Becoming a TED Live member means joining a globally diverse and interactive community. Chat live with your fellow members as the conference unfolds -- as you share and discover the unexpected connections, extraordinary insights, and powerful inspiration the TED community is famous for. An on-site TED Live member liaison will bring you exclusive content, backstage access and live reporting from the conference in Long Beach and in Edinburgh. Throughout the entire year, connect with other members via a private Facebook group, TED.com messaging, and virtual hangouts to get to know each other better.
Schools and small businesses
Are you part of a school or small business interested in sharing ideas from TED with your class or organization? Watch the conference webcast together for a unique opportunity to learn, bond, and spur creativity and new ideas. Find out which membership fee applies to you in the table below.
TED Live Membership pricing and benefits
(Pre-K – 12)
(< 100 employees)
(> 100 employees)
|Price||$995||$995||$2,500||$2,500||Contact us for a custom
|Seats (up to)||10||50||50||50||Custom quote|
|TED Long Beach and TED Global
(1 per school)
(1 per school)
(1 per business)
|Online Webcast Archive
& Virtual DVD
|Onsite Staff Liaison||✓||✓||✓||✓||Custom quote|
|Facebook Group Membership
(registrant will be invited)
|Locations for viewing||1||1||1||1||Custom quote|
|Number of computers that
can access web stream
As TED is owned by the Sapling Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation registered in the State of New York, $650 of the TED Live membership fee for home and school and $2,150 of the TED Live membership fee for college and small business may be tax-deductible; Fair Market Value is $350. Please check with your tax professional. We issue tax receipts at the end of each year.