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Enjoy a slate of exclusive monthly members-only programming and events, including early access to new talks and guest appearances by some of the most brilliant TED speakers.

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Join a community of imaginative and thoughtful TED fans. Make connections, exchange messages, and find common ground through special TED content.

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Discuss the ideas you can’t stop thinking about with fellow members in conversation groups hosted by TED. It’s like a book club for big ideas.

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By becoming a TED Member, you’ll be on the frontier of a brighter future, helping us build a community united by the power of knowledge. Together, we’ll share new perspectives, discover innovative ways of thinking and maybe even change the world. As a non-profit, we also rely on support from our audience to further our mission of making knowledge accessible to everyone.

TED Membership is built for you

Whether you’ve only ever watched one TED Talk or you’ve stood on stage yourself, we want you to be a part of this inspiring community. That’s because what makes TED unique isn’t the TED stage, it’s the groundbreaking ideas and connections sparked by a meeting of curious minds.

“We’d be nothing without our global community of lifelong learners.”

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Head of TED

We know you’ll gain new friends and new hope as a TED Member. Join today to be part of a surprising, unique and thought-provoking community created just for you.

Upcoming member exclusives

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!

TED Membership Official Launch


The TED community has enjoyed its fair share of extraordinary moments over the years. Join Chris Anderson as he checks in with beloved speakers including Monica Lewinsky, Jennifer Eberhardt, Andrew Solomon, Anil Seth, Jill Bolte Taylor, Juan Enriquez — and more! — in a celebration of all that TED has been — and is yet to become.

Discussion: Our (atomic) interconnectedness


“You’re a star“ is more than a compliment, it’s true — “We are all connected by the spectacular birth, death, and rebirth of stars“. Discuss how this cosmic reality impacts your view of humanity in small group conversations hosted by the TED Circles team.

Discussion: Protecting sea life and their sex lives


How does our wellness depend on the healthy sex lives of fish? Become (surprisingly) passionate about preserving underwater reproduction after small group conversations hosted by the TED Circles team.

Discussion: Why teens take risks

THU, MAY 6 | 11AM ET

How do teenagers’ brains process risk? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, watch, learn, and discuss how a decision-making experiment changes what we know about being a teenager.

Discussion: Overcome inaction by defining your fears

TUE, MAY 11 | 3PM ET

Our fears often prevent us from taking action, which comes at a cost. In small group conversations hosted by the TED Circles team, consider how 'fear-setting' could help you thrive.

Meg Jay: Why your 20s (and 30s!) aren’t about answers, they’re about asking the right questions

WED, MAY 12 | 3PM ET

In 2013, clinical psychologist Meg Jay came to TED to share a provocative message: contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. Now she's back to share more--insisting that what matters is not having the right answers...but asking the right questions. Join Meg and she'll explain all. (Note: You don't have to be in your 20s to benefit!)

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