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TEDWomen is a three-day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events — and daring discussions — has sparked some of TED's most iconic moments yet.

TEDWomen brings together a global community of people interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action. Over the past few years, TEDWomen and TEDxWomen have launched some powerful ideas into the world.

TEDWomen 2017: Bridges
New Orleans, LA, USA
November 1-3, 2017

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We build them, we traverse them, and sometimes we even burn them, for better or worse. For TEDWomen 2017, we'll explore the theme of Bridges, in a city full of crossings and connections: New Orleans.

Over the course of six 90-minute sessions of talks, speakers will share ideas from medical to sociological, science, technology and design, as well as relationships, personal stories and perspectives that offer bridges across race, background, belief, opinion and other differences that divide.

Note to TEDx organizers: Attendance to TEDWomen will not qualify you to run 100+ attendee events. What is a TEDx event?

TEDWomen Conference membership

Price: $2,500

Requirements: If you wish to attend TEDWomen, you must apply for membership. Due to limited seating and high demand, conferences sell out very quickly.


  • Attending the TEDWomen Conference: The three-day program includes six sessions of TED’s famous 18-minute talks, comfortable simulcast spaces, group dinners and parties, workshops and activities, the TED Gift Bag, plus a few surprises!
  • Online social networking: Join the year-round TEDWomen Conference private social network. Interact with other members and new friends.
  • TED Live on-demand access: Revisit your favorite talks and sessions from the conference with the TED Live on-demand video archive More about TED Live

Tax deductibility:

As TED is owned by the Sapling Foundation, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation registered in the state of New York, $1,000 of the TEDWomen Conference fee may be tax-deductible in the United States and in some other countries; fair market value is $1,500. Please consult your tax professional to find out how much is deductible. We issue tax receipts at the end of each calendar year.

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