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Give the Gift of TED Membership

When you gift membership to a friend or loved one, you're giving them access to inspiring and thought-provoking TED events, a global community and more. Plus, you're supporting our mission to make knowledge and ideas accessible to everyone. Your gift of $50 makes a significant impact, one that will help shape the future, one brilliant idea at a time.
TED Membership

What is TED Membership?

We all know someone with boundless curiosity and a passion for learning new things. At its core, TED Membership is a special community created for people just like that. Through our member events and conversations, we're bringing together people from around the world to dive deeper into the ideas that excite them.
Membership is a great gift for anyone in your life from your parents to your coworkers and everyone in between. Sending a TED Membership gift is easy! You can even select a delivery date and craft a personalized message.
By giving someone a TED Membership, you're supporting our daily work to share ideas with the world, whether it's through podcasts, animated lessons, or talks that are translated into 100+ languages. Every dollar we receive is reinvested in this mission.


Members make meaningful connections with people who share their same passion for big ideas. Exchange ideas and perspectives with past TED speakers and people across the world!


As a non-profit we rely on support from our community! Your donation helps us educate billions of people around the world through powerful ideas.


Discover a world of possibilities through our special members-only programming and social events. Members can connect with TED speakers and our global community through thoughtful conversations and inspiring group discussions.

Upcoming member events

Join TED Membership for access to exclusive monthly members-only events, including special conversations with some of the most brilliant TED speakers. You won’t want to miss it!

Frequently asked questions

Common questions about giving a TED Membership
Exclusive monthly members-only programming and events, including early access to new talks and guest appearances by some of the most brilliant TED speakers along with conversation groups hosted by TED.
You will be able to schedule electronic delivery of your gift during the checkout process. The gift email will be sent directly to the gift recipient and will include your gift message and instructions on how to redeem.
The membership will start on the day when the gift recipient redeems the gift and is active for one calendar year.
Yes, the gift will automatically expire 365 days from the date you purchase it. The gift recipient must redeem their gift within 365 days of when your purchase is made.
Yes. You will be able to schedule delivery of your gift during the checkout process.
The gift recipient can click on the red "Redeem your gift" link included in the gift notification email. This will bring them to where they will be asked to create a new account or log in to an existing one if they have one already. Once redeemed, they will be taken to the membership dashboard.
You don’t need to have a stored payment method associated with your account to redeem a TED gift code.
Currently, you can not see when the gift gets redeemed. The gift recipient will see the expiration day of the gift membership in their membership dashboard.
Your membership will be extended for one year after activation of the gift. Once the gift membership expires, you will go back to your normal billing cycle.
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If you purchased a gift and it has not been received, ask the recipient to check their spam or promotional folders. If they are still unable to locate the gift, you can contact our Support Team at and we will be happy to help assist you.
The information that TED collects is used for the sole purpose of sending personalized gift emails to the recipient this information will not be used for any other purpose. However, TED uses third-party email service providers to process gift requests where personal email information may be stored. See their privacy policy about how they manage personal information. For details about how TED manages personal information and communicates with you, please see TED's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Yes, the gift membership can be transferred to another person by sending the TED Membership gift code in the recipient's email. Once the gift code is activated the membership can not be transferred.

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