TED’s mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading” now reaches far beyond the yearly conferences, encompassing a variety of projects and initiatives that leverage the power of ideas to change the world.
Providing TEDTalks free to the world is made possible by the generous sponsorship of our partners.
TED.com features the worlds most innovative and inspirational talks, with a new talk added daily. Our library continues to grow and captivate millions on a global scale. All TEDTalk sponsorships include a pre-roll slate, post-roll video, a companion unit and an overlay take-over. These elements provide a clean, seamless way of merging the TED.com aesthetic with our partner’s brand.
The most common way to support TED.com is to sponsor TEDTalks, but we also find inventive new ways to work with those who want a deeper level of engagement. For example, Nokia gave their support to TED’s groundbreaking Open Translation Project, while GE underwrote our TED Conversations project and Allianz was our partner in creating TED Quotes.
Other opportunities include:
TED Mobile Applications: Featured in a series of iPad commercials, our app was created to easily view, save and share TEDTalks. TED apps are available on iOS and Android devices, and all showcase the award-winning “Surprise Me!” feature, which suggests talks for viewers, so they can enjoy a popular TEDTalk on the go without the hassle of browsing.
TED Distribution: TEDTalks can now be found across several platforms in exciting new formats. We post all our talks to our YouTube channel, and viewers can find curated collections on Netflix, Hulu, Delta Airlines, iTunes, CNN, TuneIn, Roku and Boxee. CNN’s featured TED Tuesdays and NPR’s TED Radio Hour feature TEDTalks along with enlightening original content and research, putting a new spin on the ideas in each talk.
TED Newsletter: The TED newsletter is the weekly update for over 500,000 subscribers in the TED community.
TED Translations: TEDTalks have been translated into 89 languages by a devoted community of over 8,000 translators, with over 30,000 published translations.
TED truly exemplifies the spirit of the conceptual age: Share, give it away, make it easy, because the more people who know your idea, the more powerful it becomes. Because of your free videos, the reach and impact of TED has been huge.