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 each curate one talk to be included in the TEDWomen program. 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.

TEDWomen 2020

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 talk to be included in the larger TEDWomen program.

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.

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.