TEDx Program

TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. These events are not controlled by TED, but event organizers agree to abide by our format, and are offered guidelines for curation, speaker coaching, event organizing and more. They learn from us and from each other. More than 3000 events are now held annually.

tedx events

Bring the global TED experience to your community through a combination of live speakers and TED Talk videos.

Before you start

What you need to know before you apply for a license

Apply for a license

Start the application process to host your own TEDx event

Attend a TEDx event near you featuring live speakers and TED Talk videos, sparking conversation and connections.

Find an event near you

When you support the TEDx program, you enable our efforts to empower and grow the global TEDx community of volunteers.

Partner with TEDx

Planning and designing a TEDx event is a big endeavor. Here's everything you need to help you organize your next TEDx event.

Organizer guide

General instructions and best practices from experienced conference hosts


A place where organizers can spark connection and peer learning

Dive into our library of TEDx Talks - local speakers presenting to local audiences about everything from politics to pollination.

Browse the library of TEDx talks

Learn more about how TEDx organizers find their speakers

Speaking at TEDx

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