TEDxWomen is an exciting opportunity to help move the conversation about the power of girls and women in a meaningful way. TEDxWomen events are community-driven and open to everyone interested in speaking or attending, inclusive of all identities across the gender spectrum Through a TEDxWomen license, you can share talks from the TEDWomen worldwide activation, curate local voices from your own community, or do a combination of both to a curated audience of your choosing. 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:

  • 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.

Made possible with generous support from Skoll Foundation.

How you can contribute to the conversation

When organizing a TEDxWomen event, there are several ways you can contribute to the conversation:

  • This year, TEDxWomen events may be held anytime from December 2 until December 12. If you would like to host your TEDxWomen outside of these activation dates, reach out to us at tedx@ted.com and we will work with you directly.

  • 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 (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.

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.


All events that plan on using YouTube as a platform to stream their event must inform us by filling out this form. This allows us to temporarily unblock their event’s official YouTube channel (personal YouTube channels will not be unblocked) for the day of the event and ensure that they don’t run into any issues while streaming TED content. TED Talks are copyrighted material, and as a result, blocked by other channels for sharing on YouTube.

If the channel is not temporarily unblocked, your streaming will be automatically stopped by YouTube.

Please make sure that you fill out this form at least a week before your event is set to take place so we’re able to unblock your channel in a timely manner.

Our team only unblocks channels for the day of the event. All virtual TEDx events are required to delete any TED Talks from their event archives posted online. If you have any questions, please let us know via tedx@ted.com.

Previous events

For years, TEDxAmsterdamWomen has celebrated female innovation and ingenuity in The Netherlands’ largest city.
TEDxBarcelonaWomen, Streaming of the TEDWomen 2016 event from San Francisco plus live talks, inspiring pitches and artistic exhibitions made in Barcelona.