TEDx Content Guidelines & Fact-Checking Guide

TED offers speakers a platform to provide information directly to millions of people around
the world. It’s a responsibility we take seriously. First and foremost, that information has to
be accurate at the time of publication. Learn more about TED’s Content Guidelines.

Curation is at the heart of everything we do — sometimes, that means determining that an idea is not fit for the TEDx stage. We put together these content guidelines and a fact-checking guide to help you plan your TEDx event. Our intention is not to be directive, but to provide the community with a practical set of standards and a publishing policy that ensures every audience member can trust the ideas they’re hearing. It’s inherently difficult to give hard and fast rules in this area. We’re learning as we go, so these guidelines will likely change over time as we run into new challenges. In this way, we can all preserve the integrity and value of the TED and TEDx stages throughout the world.

  • If a talk does not follow the Content Guidelines or Copyright Guidelines, organizers have the discretion to withhold the talk. They must inform both TED staff and the speaker(s) that they have made this decision, along with their reasoning.
  • If a talk does not follow the Content Guidelines or Copyright Guidelines and the organizer chooses to upload the talk, TEDx reserves the right to add an editorial flag describing how the talk falls outside the guidelines or to decline its publication.

You can find the guidelines in this PDF and the links below:

TEDx Content Guidelines

TEDx Fact-Checking Guide

Read our Publishing Policy.