Webcast your event

Offering a webcast is a great way to amplify the reach (and impact) of your TEDx event.

Setting up your webcast

Once you have a link for your webcast on a platform such as Facebook Live or YouTube Live, add the URL of the webcast to your event page. If you know you’ll be livestreaming your event but are unsure of the URL, add a link to your website, which should include any information about the webcast that you have so far. (So the global TEDx community will know a webcast will be available.) Your webcast must be free to all viewers.

Watch parties

Watch parties are an excellent way to invite the broader community to your TEDx event. These events allow you to organize a group of people who won’t be at your live TEDx event, to watch your event live at another designated venue using your webcast. You're allowed to organize watch parties around your TEDx webcast, keeping the following in mind:

  • Watch parties cannot hold more than 100 attendees.
  • Watch parties may charge a fee of up to 50% of the event’s ticket cost.
  • For the most part, they should be held in non-commercial venues (such as homes, schools or libraries).
  • Talks and other content recorded at your event may not be distributed on broadcast television, cable television,
    satellite television or on-demand TV.

Note: TED talks are copyrighted material, and as a result, blocked by other channels for sharing on YouTube.

TEDx organizers are not allowed to include TED talks in their programming if they plan to host their virtual event via YouTube. You can only show TED talks using your event’s official (personal YouTube channels will not be unblocked) YouTube channel if you’re hosting a TEDxLive, TEDxWomen or Countdown event.