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.


Up for Debate

In partnership with Doha Debates

January 16
TED World Theater, NYC
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The world is more interconnected than ever before—so why aren't we communicating? The need to bridge political and ideological divides and find common ground for respectful but still passionate discourse feels more urgent than ever. What is the role of data and facts? How do we cope in a world where agenda trumps reason, and where the answer to divergent opinions is to yell FAKE NEWS? Now is the time to examine the rules of genuine human engagement, and to celebrate civility.


Education Everywhere

January 24
TED World Theater, NYC
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Education is everywhere. It impacts our businesses, our relationships, our justice systems, and our leisure time. The way we learn to learn follows us far beyond the classroom, and into our everyday lives. Join us for a special evening with educators, coders, psychologists, principals and storytellers for an inspiring dive into the future of education.


Imagine If

In partnership with the U.S. Air Force

February 21
TED World Theater, NYC
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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...


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