Prohibited sponsors and industries
An official list of companies and industries that TEDx licensees may not contact for sponsorship.
Under no conditions may a licensed TEDx organizer approach the following companies, who are current TED partners:
- Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
- Morgan Stanley
Companies whose primary business are the following are not able to sponsor TEDx events
- Adult-oriented products/services
- Weapons, ammunitions and defense
TEDx Talks are educational content, often used in classrooms and seminars for young audiences around the world. As a result, alcohol brands are not permitted to have representation on video material (e.g. sponsor slides pre-roll) for any TEDx Talk. Youth events cannot have alcohol sponsors.