TED Salons

TED Salons welcome an intimate audience for an afternoon or evening of highly-curated TED Talks revolving around a globally relevant theme. A condensed version of a TED flagship conference, they are distinct in their brevity, opportunities for conversation, and heightened interaction between the speaker and audience.

Attending TED Salons

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Upcoming TED Salon events

All TED Salons are crafted by TED's world-renowned curation team to uncover the world's most innovative ideas.

Many TED Salon events take place at the TED World Theater in New York City. All Salons are free to attend.


In partnership with The Macallan

June 27
TED World Theater, NYC

We all face difficult decisions in our lives -- often without a clear answer. These moments can come to define us. They compel us to pivot, take a new direction, seize an opportunity -- often with unexpected consequences. While risky, taking a chance is ultimately how we make a difference in the world. Those moments of truth, when we make a bold call, shape our legacy and our stories.

News from TED Salon events

Up for Debate: Talks from TED and Doha Debates

At TED Salon: Up for Debate, held January 16, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York, NY, five speakers shared ideas for tackling society’s thorniest issues, joined via vid...
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