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.

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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.

Fairness and our Future

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme

December 9, 2020
Online via TED's event platform

How do we ensure that tomorrow is better than today, not just for ourselves but for others, future generations and the entire planet? Fairness is ultimately the central challenge of sustainable development — envisioning development that doesn’t come at the expense of some, but that benefits us all. And it presents an ongoing paradox, that as the world has “developed” by many clear measures, inequality and injustice and a core unfair, uneven experience of development has festered. Together we will dwell in the intersection of development and fairness and ask us all to imagine truly shared prosperity and possibility for the future.


In partnership with Brightline

November 18, 2020
Online via TED's event platform

The world is in a state of flux. Humanity is undertaking aggressive climate action, communities are taking new shapes, technology is evolving more rapidly, and the very nature of human connectedness is constantly being redefined. At every corner of the globe, people are shaking up the old and plotting a big, bold transformation unlike anything ever before. Are you ready to lead change into the future?

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TED curator Cyndi Stivers opens TED@WellsFargo at the Knight Theater on February 5, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) World-changing ideas that unea...
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