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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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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.

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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.

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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!

Puzzle Club

TUE, MAY 18 | 5PM ET

Exercise your creative problem-solving with TED’s very own puzzling maestro Alex Rosenthal. Experience the magic of a puzzle-hunt with tricky challenges provided by Puzzled Pint: crosswords, logic questions, and trivia mixed with surprising twists and "aha" moments. You'll learn how to approach puzzles and then split into small teams for collaborative solving.

Discussion: Fighting injustice through solidarity

WED, MAY 19 | 2PM ET

What does it take to stand up to injustice? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss how everyday people find fearlessness through solidarity.

Luvvie Ajayi Jones: How to be a professional troublemaker

TUE, MAY 25 | 5PM ET

Author and self-proclaimed "professional troublemaker" Luvvie Ajayi Jones has built the career of her dreams by facing fear head on, telling the truth even when it's hard and getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. Join her as she shares her secrets to success and dishes on how you, too, can become a professional troublemaker.

Discussion: Living with radical uncertainty

THU, MAY 27 | 5PM ET

When your future is uncertain, how do you keep moving forward? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss how we can foster courage in ourselves and others to live our most daring lives.

Discussion: Unlock your body's data


How much do you know about your body? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, learn how recording simple data about your health can help you advocate for yourself at the doctor's office.

TED Fellows: The Future of Medicine

THU, JUN 3 | 12PM ET

Pills that can cure autoimmune disorders? Bioengineered tissue that can diagnose disease? It might sound unbelievable, but this is not the stuff of science fiction. Join us for a special event where we'll screen talks from TED Fellows Khalil Ramadi, Aaron Morris and Aparna Hegde and chat with them about the work they are doing to innovate healthcare and medicine worldwide.

Discussion: What's your body's superpower?

TUE, JUN 8 | 11AM ET

How can society support and normalize differently abled bodies? In small groups hosted by the TED Circles team, discuss the power of shifting our perspective from deficiency to potential.

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