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TED-Ed: Our award-winning series of free animated educational videos -- and much more, including a free teacher training program and the rapidly expanding TED-Ed Clubs movement, spreading critical-thinking skills in classrooms around the world for free. Learn more about TED-Ed
Free TED Talks: Producing, editing and online distribution of our daily TED Talk costs money -- and in the coming year, we have ambitious plans to share even more talks per day, in multiple languages, and to build more tools to help you connect with the next TED Talk that might change your life. Learn more about TED Talks
TED Translators: TED Talks and TED-Ed videos are subtitled in more than 100 languages, thanks to generous volunteer translators supported by a small team. Going forward, we will reach out to more language communities, constantly improve our software tools and training, and make talks available to ever more people -- many of whom use TED Talks to learn English. Learn more about TED Translators
The mighty TEDx community: TEDx events cause ripples of change around the world. Last year, there were more than 3,600 TEDx events in places like Tehran, Beijing and Reykjavik. Costs of this program include ongoing training and seminars for hosts, and outreach to new communities, among other ambitious goals to support this passionate global community. Learn more about TEDx
TED Fellows: Our incredible community of young world-changers has leveraged TED connections and resources to pursue astonishing careers in tech, the arts, social justice and much more. Over the years, TEDsters’ passionate support has allowed us to build this program into a recognized leader in developing talented young leaders. Learn more about TED Fellows
Speaking at TED Conferences
Each TED and TEDGlobal conference features more than 50 of the world's most innovative and influential speakers. If you know someone who belongs on the TED stage, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you!
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TED began as a small conference in Monterey, California. That single conference is now three annual events — TED, TEDActive and TEDGlobal — as well as occasional deep-dive conferences and events such as TEDWomen, TEDYouth and TEDIndia.
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