TED Salons

TED Salons are invitation-only, single-day events welcoming an intimate audience for an afternoon or evening of TED Talks revolving around a globally relevant theme. Serving as a condensed version of a TED Conference, they are distinct in their brevity, opportunities for conversation, and heightened interaction between the speakers and audience. All salons are free to attend, and often take place at the TED World Theater in New York City.

Recent TED Salons

Infectious Generosity


November 28, 2023
NYC, New York

Infectious Generosity: A special evening presented by TED and GivingTuesday will be a transformative evening exploring the most important value humans have ever embraced. There will be new TED talks from Chris Anderson, Head of TED, and Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday, plus check-ins from changemakers around the world.

Together, we’ll celebrate the power of generosity and the positive influence online and offline connections can have on it, an antidote to the vitriol and polarization that divides us today.

TED Immigrant Diaspora: Iranian


December 6, 2023
NYC, New York

Throughout recent history, Iranian immigrants have brought fresh, nuanced perspectives to the places they choose to call home — open societies where they can live, speak and work freely. As they flourish, Iranians lend their creativity, industriousness and cultural richness to the broader global tapestry — to the benefit of all. At this event, we'll hear brand new TED Talks from members of the Iranian Immigrant Diaspora, spanning topics like immigration, culture, science and more!

Attending TED Salons

Interested in attending a TED Salon event? These events require an invitation to attend, but you can let us know you'd like to be considered for a future event by marking your interest below. While we can't assure you'll receive an invitation, sharing your favorite topics and a sharing bit about yourself increases the chances that we'll find the perfect event for you.

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