Programs & initiatives

TED's mission of "Ideas Worth Spreading" reaches far beyond the conference and video series, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas.

The Audacious Project

The Audacious Project is a collaborative experiment to put bold ideas for social change into action, by funding them at scale.

TED Institute

The TED Institute helps organizations unlock institutional knowledge and surface innovative thinking.

TED Partnerships

The TED Partnerships team works with the world's leading corporations and foundations to connect the TED content and audience to their missions.

TED Audio Collective

TED brings ideas worth spreading to the world of audio, with a growing collection of original podcasts.

TED Circles

TED Circles is an open platform of small groups that meet for conversations about ideas.

TED Talks in the English classroom

With National Geographic Learning programs with TED Talks, learners of English experience their world through the stories, ideas, photography and video of National Geographic and TED.

TED Masterclass

Master the skills of TED speakers with TED Masterclass. TED's official public speaking course will teach you how to identify, develop and share your best ideas with the world, either as an individual, a business or an educational organization.


TED Talks reimagined for workplace learning: includes powerful talks with practical tools to activate ideas in your organization.

TED Residency

The TED Residency program was an incubator for breakthrough ideas. It was free and open to all via a semiannual competitive application. Each Resident developed a TED Talk and delivered it on a TED stage.

TED Prize

The TED Prize was born out of the visions offered onstage at the TED Conference for how change can happen in the world, one idea at a time.