Special events

In addition to the official TED Conferences, TED regularly hosts special events around the globe. These events, which include programs created with specific communities in mind, use new and inventive approaches to help further TED's mission of spreading ideas and sparking global conversations.

Upcoming special events


TEDAI 2023

October 17-18, 2023
San Francisco, CA

Join TEDAI 2023 to investigate the profound impact of artificial intelligence on our civilization, industries, communities and cultures. Immerse yourself in a full day of TED Talks on day one, and get access to thought-provoking panels and workshops on day two.

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Past special events

We the Future

We the Future

Presented by TED, Skoll Foundation, and UN Foundation

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
New York, NY

We the Future, Presented by TED, the Skoll Foundation, and UN Foundation was held in NYC on Tuesday September 24, 2019, and shared stories of those who are dreaming up new ways to expand the possible, building a better world.

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TEDSummit 2019: A community beyond borders.

TEDSummit 2019: A community beyond borders

July 21-25, 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland

TED is a global community of people interested in how ideas can improve the world. Every few years, TEDSummit gathers members of our community for five days of performances, workshops, activities, future-focused discussions and an eclectic program of mainstage TED Talks. Attendees at TEDSummit include the most engaged TED friends, TED Fellows, TED-Ed educators, TEDx organizers and more, including more than 150 past TED speakers.

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