Apply for a TEDx license

Here are the three most important things you need to know before applying for a TEDx license—explained by TEDx organizers in the delightful video below:

Choose the type of TEDx event you would like to organize by clicking one of the buttons in the list below. (You'll then head on to the main application form.) Note that each event type in this list is subject to a separate set of rules, guidelines and applicable dates.

Before applying please make sure to:

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

A TEDx event held for your local community, featuring a diverse array of talks, not limited to one subject.


A TEDxWomen event is a TEDx event which celebrates a number of different ideas, from a range of disciplines, either given by or relating to women. TEDxWomen events are organized around the official TEDWomen conference. Learn more about hosting a TEDxWomen event.



A TEDx event for youth and/or kids or school communities. Learn more about hosting a youth event.


A small, weekly or monthly event that keeps your community engaged between larger events. Learn more about hosting a salon event.


A private, internal, employees-only TEDx event organized by a for-profit organization. Learn more about hosting a business event.


A private, internal, employees-only TEDx event organized by a nonprofit, government organization or hospital. Learn more about hosting an internal event.



ED events are TEDx events where educators, students, administrators and others gather to discuss the future of education. Learn more about hosting an ed event.


Not sure which event type to choose? Read more about all the different event types.