Webcast your event

Offering a webcast is a great way to amplify the reach (and impact) of your TEDx event.

Choosing a webcast service

TEDx has a webcast channel with Livestream, so we recommend you email them and they can set you up on our ad-free channel.

You can broadcast your event via a third-party website or with a third-party webcast service, but keep in mind – advertisements in, on, or around the webcast are not permitted.

Webcast management

Approval

Once you have your webcast url, you’re required to submit your webcast link for approval.

Your event page

After your webcast has been approved, add the URL of the webcast to your event page. If you know you’ll be livestreaming your event but are unsure of the URL, add a link to your website, which should include any information about the webcast that you have so far. (So the global TEDx community will know a webcast will be available.)

Live metrics

Livestream metrics (how many people have watched your webcast) are a great tool to have for your TEDx event. If you are using Livestream to webcast your event, you can get the metrics by following our Livestream Google Analytics Toolkit.

Viewing parties

Viewing parties are an excellent way to invite the broader community to your TEDx event. These events allow you to organize a group of people who won’t be at your live TEDx event, but will be watching it live at another designated venue using your webcast. You're allowed to organize viewing parties around your TEDx webcast, with the following exceptions:

  • Viewing parties cannot hold more than 100 attendees.Add items ...
  • They must be free of charge to guests.
  • For the most part, they should be held in non-commercial venues (such as homes, schools or libraries).

Rules to remember

  • Your webcast must be free to all viewers.Add items ...
  • No advertising is permitted on or around your webcast. You may not advertise inside the webcast, or place advertisements on the website hosting the webcast.
  • Talks and other content recorded at your event may not be distributed on broadcast television, cable television, satellite television or on-demand TV.
  • Archiving your TEDx event webcast for the public or your attendees is not permitted. (In other words, you can’t provide a stream of your event's webcast after your event has concluded.)