TEDWomen is a three-day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events — and daring discussions — has sparked some of TED's most iconic moments yet. Find out more about TEDWomen events

About this event type

The event can be just a simulcast 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 simulcast into its program. Sessions are comprised of multiple speakers, and must be viewed from start to finish.
  • A TEDxWomen event must occur on Thursday, October 27, the main day of the TEDWomen event – or within 24 hours after. 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”).


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.)


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.


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.


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.


Example events

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