What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.


The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


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Meet The Team

Caroline Zuba

Lead Organizer & Licensee

Demi Moore

Lead Organizer

Stephanie Luna

Melissa Lent

Director of Speakers and Programming

Director of Speakers and Programming

Kaitlyn Aldorando

Director of Logistics and Audience Experience

Abir Petiwala

Director of Media and Marketing

Jordan Williams

Aaron Fernando

Ingrid Gendler

Speakers and

Programming Curator

Speakers and

Programming Curator

Speakers and

Programming Curator

Serena Gezmer

Nachama Stern

Ceren Alici

Logistics and Audience

Experience Curator

Logistics and Audience

Experience Curator

Logistics and Audience

Experience Curator

Amyri Williams

Marketing Strategist

Arvind Dev

Creative Strategist and Graphic Designer

Fanny Li

Creative Strategist

Elijah Lugo

Graphic Designer

Anthony Zhang

Eric Ocasio

Peter Insinnia

Video and

Photography Curator

Video and

Photography Curator

Video and

Photography Curator

Megan Jean Louis

Director of Budgeting and Finance

Brian Sullivan

Director of Video and Photography

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