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


Thank you for your interest in organizing a TEDx event! The application form will be closed from Friday, October 2 at 6pm EST until Monday, October 12 at 10am EST.

Only new TEDxYouth and TEDxLive simulcast applications can be submitted at this time. No other applications will be accepted until Monday, October 12 at 10am EST. If you submitted your application before October 2, then it is currently being reviewed.

A TEDxLive event is a license for TEDx events centered around the live webcast of an official TED Conference. Learn more about hosting a TEDxLive event.

A TEDx event for youth and/or kids or school communities centered around the TEDYouth 2015 conference on November 14, 2015. Learn more about hosting a youth event.

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