ED Event

ED events are TEDx events where educators, students, administrators and others gather to discuss the future of education.

About this event type

ED events give people in educational communities an opportunity to spark discussion on the future of education, and share those ideas with the global community. These TEDx events are not the same as university events, which have more wide-ranging content, but are events that are focused on ideas, creativity and innovation specifically on the topic of education.

All standard TEDx rules apply to an ED event license. Like standard TEDx event, you must screen a minimum of two official, pre-recorded TED Talks for a half-day event, or for a longer event, 25% of the total number of talks must be official, pre-recorded TED Talks. Most ED event organizers choose to highlight talks from the TED-Ed community, a TED initiative of “lessons worth sharing,” where big ideas can support teachers and spark the curiosity of learners around the world.

The following also applies to ED events:

Naming your event

Organizers of ED-type events should name their event based on the community they’re holding their event, followed by, “ED” (e.g., “TEDxPhiladelphiaED”).

Audience

Your audience should be from the area or community where you’re holding your ED event. We recommend that organizers carefully curate their audience, and select a group of people who can contribute meaningfully to the conversation. (Especially for an event with a specific topic of focus, like education.)

Size

Like standard TEDx events, ED events can have up to 100 guests. Only individuals who have attended an official TED conference can organize an event with more than 100 attendees.

Theme

Your theme should be related to the topic of education, or the future of education. If you have speakers, you’ll want to feature a diversity of people from across several disciplines, and speaking to a variety of issues on the topic of education. Your speakers should also be from the local community you’re serving.

Duration

Like standard TEDx events, your ED event can be as brief as a couple of hours, and as long as one full day.

Pricing

You may charge up to $100 USD per ticket to attendees, based upon approval.

TEDxWestVancouverED
TEDxWestVancouverED was held at a performing arts center in Vancouver, British Columbia where teachers and innovators gathered to discuss a range of issues from environmental stewardship, to industrial design in learning environments.