TEDFest

TEDFest is an opportunity to meet TEDxers from around the world while watching the live-hosted TED program in New York City. Exclusively programmed for the entire TEDx community, TEDFest joins the best of TED with all that New York has to offer.

TEDFest 2020

April 20-23, 2020
New York, NY USA

TEDFest will take place from Monday, April 20 until Thursday, April 23, 2020 in New York City. TEDFest is a simulcast experience around the livestream of the TED2020 Conference, with the theme “Uncharted”. The event, created exclusively for the TEDx community, offers TEDxers from around the world an opportunity to gather together in New York City and enjoy TED talks while taking advantage of all New York has to offer. The talks will be screened at Webster Hall, an iconic theater located in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood.


TEDFest eligibility

This event is exclusively programmed for the entire TEDx community. Primary licensees, co-organizers and official team members of TEDx events can apply to attend.

Attending TEDFest qualifies attendees for the 100+ TEDx license.

Please note: Before applying for TEDFest, please be sure that you will be able to secure a visa to enter the United States. Learn more about the visa application process


Why attend

  • Gather at the historic Webster Hall theater in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood from Monday to Thursday
  • Enjoy the best of the TED conference via video stream
  • Daily breakfasts at the theatre and group lunches in neighborhood restaurants
  • Three exciting evening events around New York City
  • TEDConnect to meet new community members

Our venue in Manhattan

Talks from TED2020 in Vancouver will be seen via the livestream at Webster Hall. When it first opened around the turn of the 20th century, Webster Hall was the home for civil rights initiatives including labor union rallies and strikes. Later, It hosted parties attended by Marcel Duchamp and F. Scott Fitzgerald (where drinks flowed openly during Prohibition) before evolving into a recording studio where Carol Channing and Elvis Presley created iconic albums. Today, Webster Hall is known primarily as a venue where acts ranging from Tina Turner to Prince to Madonna to Sonic Youth have all passed through its famed doors.


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