The Countdown Summit

The Countdown Summit will bring together 1,000 leaders in Edinburgh, Scotland, in October, as TED speakers share a blueprint for a beautiful net-zero future. Four days of inspiring talks and commitments to climate solutions for industry leaders in Edinburgh, Scotland.


The Countdown Summit

October 12–15, 2021
Edinburgh, Scotland

This year, we’re inviting the brightest thinkers and doers from around the world to gather for the first-ever in-person TED climate conference — four days of inspiring talks, collaboration, connections and commitments to meaningful action for a better world.

Ahead of the pivotal 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the Countdown Summit will unveil some of the imaginative and scalable solutions that we’ll need to turn the tide on climate change and create a healthier and more equitable world for all.

A net-zero future is possible. That’s why we’re hosting this gathering for politicians, business leaders, policy makers, scientists, Indigenous leaders, artists, philanthropists, youth activists and others to organize and work together to make that future a reality.


Standard membership

Price: US $10,000

Requirements: Registration is by invitation.

Benefits:

  • Attending the Countdown Summit: The four-day program includes six sessions of TED’s famous talks, six sessions of deep dive break outs, group dinners and parties, plus a few surprises!
  • Online social networking: Join the year-round TED Conference private social network. Interact with other Countdown Summit members and new friends.
  • TED Live on-demand access: Revisit your favorite talks and sessions from the conference with the TED Live on-demand video archive. More about TED Live

Tax deductibility:
For US taxpayers, any amount over $3,000 paid for the Countdown Summit membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation. Please consult your tax professional. We issue tax receipts at the end of each calendar year.

See our registration policies page for terms and details, including COVID-19 policies.


Supporter membership

We offer this special membership for those who wish to further support the Countdown mission and goals with a larger contribution.

Price: US $50,000

Requirements: Registration is by invitation.

Benefits:

  • Attending the Countdown Summit: The four-day program includes six sessions of TED’s famous talks, six sessions of deep dive break outs, group dinners and parties, plus a few surprises!
  • Online social networking: Join the year-round TED Conference private social network. Interact with other Countdown Summit members and new friends.
  • TED Live on-demand access: Revisit your favorite talks and sessions from the conference with the TED Live on-demand video archive. More about TED Live
  • Concierge services: Dedicated to providing assistance with all conference-related inquiries throughout the year.

Tax deductibility:
For US taxpayers, any amount over $3,000 paid for the Countdown Summit membership fee may be eligible for tax deduction as a charitable donation. Please consult your tax professional. We issue tax receipts at the end of each calendar year.

See our registration policies page for terms and details, including COVID-19 policies.