Programs & initiatives

TED's mission of "Ideas Worth Spreading" reaches far beyond the conference and video series, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas.

TED programs map

TED Talks

TED Talks is our flagship video series of great talks and performances, filmed at TED conferences, independent TEDx events and on other stages worldwide. is our flagship website for both distributing our 2,000+ TED Talks and sharing ideas.

TED Conferences

At TED Conferences, speakers appear on the main stage to give 18-minute talks and shorter presentations, including music, performance, and comedy.

TEDx Program

The TEDx program lets individuals, organizations and communities worldwide hold local, independent TED-like events. To date, more than 13,000 TEDx events have been held in 150 countries.

TED Fellows Program

The TED Fellows program invites innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community, and amplifies the impact of their remarkable work..

TED Translators

The TED Translator program invites volunteers worldwide to subtitle TED Talks. To date, over 20,000 volunteers have created more than 90,000 translations in 100+ languages.

TED Books

Long enough to explore a powerful idea, but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books are original titles that pick up where TED Talks leave off.


TED Live brings the TED Conference experience to your home, school or office. Through the TED Live web stream, you are invited to watch the minute-by-minute excitement of the entire TED conference.

TED on screen

Experience TED on the big screen, or even from the comfort of your own home. Learn more about our live simulcasts, archival offerings, television specials and more.