Apply for a TEDx license

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

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.

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

Apply for a TEDx license



An event featuring the live webcast of TED2015 — Events must be one day long and should occur on or within 24 hours of March 17, 2015. Learn more about hosting a TEDxLive event.


A TEDx event organized around TEDWomen on or within 24 hours of May 28th, 2015. 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 corporation, non-profit, or other institution. Learn more about hosting an internal event.



A TEDx event whose subject is education — a discussion on how to enhance the classroom experience for all learners. Learn more about hosting an ED event.



An event produced using resources from an official “TEDx in a Box” dispatch. Learn more about hosting a TEDx in a box event.


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