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.


Imagine If

In partnership with the U.S. Air Force

February 21
TED World Theater, NYC

Imagination is a superpower. Individually and collectively, it allows us to push beyond our perceived limits. It gives us the freedom to think beyond the ordinary, to dream new dreams, and ultimately, to discover a new world of possibilities. When our imagination is engaged, we dare to break barriers, build bridges and create a world we all want to live in. Let’s imagine...


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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