TEDxLive is a license for TEDx events centered around streaming the talks and performances from an official TED Conference, like TED in Vancouver and TEDNext. Here, the world becomes TED’s audience.

If you're interested in organizing a TEDxLive event for TEDNext 2024, please read through the guidelines below before applying for a license.

About this event type

The idea for TEDxLive grew out of a question: What would happen if we made the TED Conference more open, more global, and its impact more immediate? What if we could ignite communities around the world to engage with – and build on – the TED Conference experience while it happened live?

A TEDxLive license allows organizers to host in-person events where an audience gathers to watch an official TED conference, through a livestream. TEDxLive events are a great choice for first-time organizers, as TED provides all the programming and includes the option for licensees to also feature live speakers and performers.

All TEDx rules apply to a TEDxLive license, with some exceptions listed below.

The following also applies to TEDxLive events:

Naming your event

If this is your first license, your TEDxLive event name will follow this convention: a name beginning with "TEDx," followed by the name of your city, school, neighborhood or organization, followed by the word "Live." Organizers who already have a standard license: use your existing event's name as the basis for your TEDxLive event name.

You may choose to market your event as “TEDxNext presented by TEDx[Event Name]."

Duration and content

You may hold your TEDxLive event during the dates of the TED Conference or a scheduled window of time following the conference. In 2024, you'll be able to hold a TEDxLive for TEDNext event anytime from October 22 until November 10. The application deadline is October 8.

You can choose to showcase only talks and performances from TEDNext 2024, or feature local talks and performances that you curate in addition to conference content.


Your audience is the people from the area or community where you’re holding your TEDxLive event. Some may be previous attendees from another TEDx event you organized. We always recommend that organizers carefully curate their audience, and select a diverse group of people who can contribute meaningfully to the conversation.

You may not host a virtual TEDxLive event.


TEDxLive events that feature only content from the TED conference - that is, no live speakers - may have more than 100 attendees. For events that feature local speakers in addition to TED content, you can have up to 100 attendees. Licensees with 100+ qualification can have more than 100 attendees.


The focus of your TEDxLive event is determined by the focus of the TED conference, since you'll primarily be screening content from the conference. If you invite live speakers, you should feature a diversity of people from across several disciplines who primarily come from the local community you’re serving.

TED will also provide a customizable design kit for your team to use for your event.


You may charge up to $100 USD per ticket to attendees to cover your expenses.


You'll have access to share all TEDNext 2024 content for your in-person audience, live or on-demand, through the TED Live platform only. TED will not provide downloadable files.

Please note that you are not permitted to stream any TEDNext content via YouTube or other online platforms. However, if you plan to invite remote attendees to your TEDxLive event, you are allowed to stream your own curated talks.

If you have any questions, please let us know via tedx@ted.com.


Example events

During TEDxXiguan Live in 2016, audience members discussed climate change, gene editing, and what we can do to stop extreme poverty.
In 2017, TEDxBucharest Live included an "open mic" challenge where audience members could present an idea worth spreading.
TEDxHamamatsu Live screened talks from TED2017: The Future You.