April 15—19, 2019 · Vancouver
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“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The political and technological turmoil of the past few years has had unexpected consequences: it’s causing us to ask bigger, deeper, more challenging questions. Like … where is this heading? what really matters? is there more I should be doing?

For TED in 2019, we’re joining that search for deeper meaning. We’ll be exploring technologies that evoke wonder and tantalize with superhuman powers, mind-bending science that will drive the future as significantly as any politician, the design of cities and other powerful human systems that shape our lives, awe-inspiring, mind-expanding creativity and most of all, the inspiring possibilities that happen when we ask what ideas are truly worth fighting for, worth living for.

A week of ideas and connections

Here’s a chance to co-create an unforgettable gathering of minds and souls determined to play our part. The week will unfold as follows:


There will be optional experiences available, or simply arrive early to enjoy Vancouver in the spring.


15 april 2019

The first day of TED2019 begins with TED Fellows Talks from up-and-coming world-changers. In the evening, the Mainstage talk program kicks off with Session 1, followed by a gala welcome party.


16 april 2019

Three sessions of mainstage talks and activity and workshops to engage in. In the evening, join an intimate dinner with a curated guest list around a topic of mutual interest.


17 april 2019

Between speaker sessions, explore the Loop outside the theater, with exhibits, cafés and spaces for conversation. The evening's Open Night allows you to plan your own dinner parties.


18 april 2019

More mainstage talks and ever more opportunities to connect over lunches and breaks. In the evening, kick up your heels at our Grand Party.


19 april 2019

The climax of the week's speaker program, Friday morning’s epic final session will celebrate and sum up the week. Afterward, join a family-style picnic with your fellow TEDsters.

Membership options and benefits

The TED community actively seeks new members who are leaders in their field and who can make a strong contribution. We review each application in detail, and look forward to reading yours. TED2019 will be an event not to be missed! Questions? Send us a note to conferences@ted.com.

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Conference attendance
Online networking access
Conference video archive
Recognition in the program
Early theater access
Patron concierge services
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Limited availability

  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
Young, early career, never attended TED.
US $5,000
Learn more
Sold Out


  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
US $10,000
Learn more
Sold Out


  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
  • Recognition in the program
  • Early theater access

5 year membership

  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
  • Recognition in the program
  • Early theater access
  • Patron concierge services

Your conference experience

Here's what you can expect at TED2019:

A five-day stage program
Twelve sessions of TED's famous 18-minute talks, plus TED Fellows Talks and other surprises
Comfortable simulcast spaces
Watch, tweet, blog ... and connect around powerful ideas
Workshops and activities
Explore new interests and check a few things off your bucket list
Dinners and parties
From gala dance parties to inspired conversations over dinner, many ways to connect around ideas
TED gift bag
Hand-picked by TED and our partners
Our award-winning app for meeting other attendees

What’s it like to attend?

"I was expecting to be intellectually stimulated, but I was surprised by the level of emotional connection in the talks and in the conversations with other attendees. I made new friends from around the world, and my faith in humanity and community was refreshed."
Shawn Neely
"I can honestly say that TED was one of the best weeks of my life all around."
Nadine Weil
"Always love TED. Love the people. The connections. The ideas. Always stay humble for weeks around what I learned, because meeting all these people and watching all these talks have impact well beyond my ability to understand them."
Mats Lederhausen


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Our location: Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre offers both scale and intimacy. At its heart is a soaring space where TED's stage designers have created a custom theater designed to maximize the impact of talks, permitting multiple configurations for sitting, listening and connecting with the speaker — a bold rethinking of the conference experience.

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