Apply for a TEDx license

From Friday, July 22, 2016 to Monday, August 8, TED will be taking a short break and won't be accepting applications. While we're away, learn more about the application process and TEDx event types.

Learn more about applying for a TEDx license:

  1. Read the TEDx Rules
  2. Pick your event type
  3. Read about naming your event

Things to remember

  • Spirit/purpose: Your event must maintain the spirit of TED itself: multidisciplinary, focused on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. TEDx events are not agenda or single-topic driven.
  • Co-branding: We do not allow co-branding -- either connecting the TEDx logo/identity/name to the name of another organization, non-profit, corporation or other, or presenting your TEDx event as being organized by such entities.
  • Location: TED allocates one location-based license series per applicant; you must live in the city for which you are applying for a license. Your TEDx event must happen in the city for which you received the license. TEDx events do not travel -- a TEDx license is valid for one city, and for one event.
  • Co-events: TEDx events are stand-alone events -- they may not be combined with or integrated into any pre-existing conference or event.

Applications are currently closed*

Thanks for your interest in applying to host a TEDx event! We're on holiday at the moment, so applications - new and renewing - will be closed from Friday, June 22 at 6pm EST until Monday, August 8 at 10am EST.

Only applications for *TEDxYouth Weekend** (events held on November 19-20, 2016) and TEDxWomen (events held on October 27, 2016) will be accepted during this time.

We look forward to reading your applications when we reopen on August 8! (If you submitted your application before June 22, then it is being reviewed.)

Before you continue, please make sure to review how to apply for a TEDx license.