TEDxWomen

TEDxWomen events are TEDx events built around a live webcast of TEDWomen – an annual TED conference that highlights big ideas from women around the world and the critical gender issues affecting us all.

About this event type

TEDxWomen is a TEDx event focused on the topic of women and gender, and features the webcast of TEDWomen – a one-day event curated by TED and Pat Mitchell. The event can be just a livestream of the official conference, or can also include local speakers and performers.

All TEDx standard rules apply to a TEDxWomen license, but with a couple of additions/exceptions:

  • Every TEDxWomen event must incorporate at least one session of the TEDWomen livestream into its program.
  • A TEDxWomen event must occur on the day of the TEDWomen event – or within 24 hours of the event. This means your license will expire immediately after the event.

The following also applies to TEDxWomen events:

Naming Your event

If you are a first-time TEDx licensee, you should apply for a location-based name, followed by "Women," like: TEDx(LocationName)Women. Existing TEDx licensees have the option to use the “Women," OR their standard TEDx event name when organizing their TEDxWomen type event (e.g., “TEDxAmsterdam” OR “TEDxAmsterdamWomen”).

Audience

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

Theme

At your event, you can focus on that year’s official TEDWomen theme, or expand the conversation. Either way, you’ll want to feature a diversity of speakers from across several disciplines, but primarily people who are from the local community you’re serving. Remember, TEDxWomen events can also just be a viewing party of the main TEDWomen event.

Duration

TEDxWomen events are held on the same day of the official TEDWomen conference, or up to 24 hours after that date. So you might want to be creative about how you screen the conference based on your time zone. Your event can be up to one day in length.

Pricing

If you have live speakers at your TEDxWomen event, you may charge a small fee, but only to cover food + drinks, or as insurance against no shows. If you are just showing the TEDWomen program, the event must be free.

Resources

Example events

TEDxAmsterdamWomen
For four years, TEDxAmsterdamWomen has celebrated female innovation and ingenuity in The Netherlands’ largest city.
TEDxBarcelonaWomen
TEDxBarcelonaWomen, held at Espai Bonnemaison, brought 10 speakers and performers together from gender-focused organizations all over the world.