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.
The audience at TED is as extraordinary as the speakers. (In fact, many of our speakers later return as attendees, because they find the experience so compelling.) If you need to reach an audience of thought-leaders, in an environment where they’re open to new ideas, then TED is the right place for you.
Expect to be surprised by who you find at TED: From rock stars to rocket scientists, you never know who you’ll meet next. TED’s success is based on the extraordinary effect of bringing together 1,500 of the world’s most remarkable people. The result? Unexpected connections. Startling insights. Powerful inspiration.
World-changers and innovators: TED attendees may come from many different fields, but they have one thing in common: They’re influencers, game-changers and leaders. Whether they’re entrepreneurs or inventors, philanthropists or philosophers, TED is a meeting place for those at the forefront of cultural, social and technological change.
Eager for new ideas: People come to TED seeking the newest, the best, the future. Attendees set aside these four days to immerse themselves in new ideas and identify new partners to explore them with. Rarely will you find such a high-level audience so ready to engage. We deliberately guide our partnerships to ensure that the audience is as delighted and surprised by our sponsors as they are by the stage program.
A sense of community: TED is more than a conference; it’s a community of people who have a passion for knowledge, a desire to better our world and the ability to dream big. At TED, like minds find each other to begin friendships, collaborate on projects and to champion each other’s successes. To be a TED partner is to be a member of this community.
I wasn’t prepared for this conference to be so profound. The combined IQ of the attendees is incredible.