TEDxWomen is an exciting opportunity to share some of the talks from the TEDWomen worldwide activation to a curated audience of your choosing. In 2020, TED will partner with five TEDx events from around the world who will curate this activation that will include one session of talks from each event. Hosting an event is a chance to help move the conversation about the power of girls and women in a meaningful way. Find out more about TEDWomen events.
About TEDxWomen events
TEDxWomen events may only be organized around the official TEDWomen worldwide activation. All TEDx standard rules apply to a TEDxWomen license with a few additions/exceptions:
Events may be held anytime from Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 29, 2020
If you are only hosting a viewing party of the TEDWomen worldwide activation, you may invite more than 100 attendees. If you’re having live, local speakers at your event, only individuals who have attended an official TED conference in person may organize an event with more than 100 attendees
The license expires once the TEDxWomen event is complete
How you can contribute to the conversation
When organizing a TEDxWomen event, there are several ways you can contribute to the conversation:
Source ideas from your local community to curate a live speaker lineup
Screen sessions of talks from the TEDWomen worldwide activation
Showcase a TED-curated playlist of talks from past TEDWomen or TED events by women or featuring women’s issues (which are subtitled and available in at least five languages)
Be sure to state in your application if you intend to host live speakers at your event.
In 2020, instead of holding the TEDWomen flagship conference in a single location, TED will partner with five TEDx teams from across the globe to curate a dynamic worldwide activation.
TEDxSydney, TEDxColombo, TEDxLagos, TEDxPortofSpain and TEDxMontrealWomen will each curate one session during their TEDx events that will be featured as content for TEDxWomen organizers around the world. A final, half-day gathering at the TED World Theater in New York City, hosted by TEDWomen Editorial Director Pat Mitchell, will highlight talks from the global events and spotlight one live speaker session that can be used for additional content at TEDxWomen events.
More on this event type:
Naming Your event
If you are a first-time TEDx licensee, you should apply for a location-based name, followed by "Women," like: TEDx(LocationName)Women. Existing TEDx licensees have the option to use the “Women," OR their standard TEDx event name when organizing their TEDxWomen type event (e.g., “TEDxAmsterdam” OR “TEDxAmsterdamWomen”).
Your audience should be from the area or community where you are holding your TEDxWomen event. We recommend that organizers carefully curate their audience, and select a diverse group of people who can contribute meaningfully to the conversation. (Especially for an event with a specific topic of focus, like TEDWomen.)
At your event, you can focus on that year’s official TEDWomen theme, or expand the conversation. Either way, you’ll want to feature a diversity of speakers from across several disciplines, but primarily people who are from the local community you’re serving. Remember, TEDxWomen events can also just be a viewing party of the main TEDWomen event.
TEDxWomen events can be up to one day in length.
You may charge up to $100 USD per ticket to attendees to cover your expenses.
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