Press and media information

Press and media contact information

For press information, images and media resources about TED conferences, and TED Talks, please get in touch with Erin Allweiss at

Press attendance at TED events

TED invites a small number of requesting journalists to cover each conference. We give priority to proposals from journalists who:

  • Work for media outlets capable of reaching large or influential audiences
  • Have a track record of insightful coverage in areas related to TED
  • Have a specific commission for coverage of the conference (not just of specific speakers or attendees)

Some things to note:

  • We take great care in filming TED for TED Talks. It is very rare that we invite outside cameras in, but we are happy to evaluate all requests for conference footage
  • We do not admit outside photographers
  • We are unable to consider press passes for freelancers without an assignment letter from the outlet for which you wish to report

Interested in covering a TED event? Press passes are limited, and press attendance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Send your name, the name of your media outlet, and your proposed area of coverage to Allison Bartella at Press decisions are generally made in the months preceding the conferences, and accepted attending press are notified approximately one month before each event.

Photo requests

Image and photo requests must be accompanied by the following information:

  • Name of publication/outlet
  • Name of requested image
  • Publication date
  • Preferred file format
  • Deadline for receipt of image

Image requests should be directed to with the subject IMAGE REQUEST. A photo credit will be provided when the image is delivered, and this credit must run in full.

Press requests

Requests for interviews should be directed to, with the email subject PRESS REQUEST. Your email should include the following information:

  • Name of publication/outlet
  • Brief background on your interview request
  • Proposed publication date
  • Your deadline

Republishing, embedding and linking to TED Talks

We encourage you to share TED Talks under the terms of our Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. Read more about our Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licensing.

For uses not covered by our CC BY-NC-ND license, see our TED Talks Usage Policy page for licensing, usage policies and common questions. To request the use of TED Talks, please fill out our TED Talks media licensing request form.

For all other questions, please contact us.