June 1–4, 2021 | Monterey, CA

What a time it is. People everywhere are angry, suspicious, distrustful ... often with good reason. And yet, might it be possible to emerge from the current fiery moment stronger than before? Wiser? Happier?

With the careful combination of visionary ideas, strategic planning, hard work and lucky timing, we think so. At this very special TED event, we'll celebrate the clear-eyed and the bold of heart, those who don't shy away from the most intractable-seeming problems but rather step toward them to make the case that, even now, hope is possible.

We’re heading to the heart of everything -- and back to our roots. At this uniquely intimate event, we’ll host the conversations that matter, focusing on building a brighter future for everyone. And for this year only, we’ll do it in the place where TED began: Monterey, California.

4 days of ideas and connections

A chance to co-create an unforgettable gathering of minds and souls determined to play our part. The conference will unfold as follows:

Tuesday

June 1

The first day of TEDMonterey begins with TED Fellows Talks from up-and-coming world-changers. In the evening, the opening session, followed by a welcome party.

Wednesday

June 2

Day two is three sessions of talks, plus Discovery Sessions to choose from. In the evening, we’ll gather for a special, intimate evening of conversation -- and maybe a surprise or two.

Thursday

June 3

More talks, more Discovery Sessions and ever more opportunities to connect over lunches and breaks.

Friday

June 4

The climax of the week's speaker program, Friday morning’s epic final session will celebrate and sum up the week. Afterward, enjoy a farewell lunch with your fellow TEDsters.

Membership options and benefits

Registration for TEDMonterey is currently only available by invitation. Questions? Send us a note at conferences@ted.com.

  Standard Donor Patron
Conference attendance
Online networking access
Conference video archive
Main theater seating for most sessions
Early theater access for all sessions
Recognition in the program guide
Additional special events + spaces
Additional opportunities to meet speakers
Patron concierge services
Support for TED's mission •• •••• ••••••••
Attendance fee* US $12,000 US $30,000 US $250,000
5-year membership
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Standard

  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
  • Main theater seating for most sessions
  • Support for TED's mission
US $12,000
Learn more

Donor

  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
  • Main theater seating for most sessions
  • Early theater access for all sessions
  • Recognition in the program guide
  • Additional special events + spaces
  • Additional opportunities to meet speakers
  • Support for TED's mission
US $30,000
Learn more

Patron

  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking access
  • Conference video archive
  • Main theater seating for most sessions
  • Early theater access for all sessions
  • Recognition in the program guide
  • Additional special events + spaces
  • Additional opportunities to meet speakers
  • Patron concierge services
  • Support for TED's mission
US $250,000
5-year membership
Email us

Registration is currently only available by invitation

Your conference experience

Here's what you can expect at TEDMonterey:

A four-day stage program
Eight sessions of TED Talks, plus TED Fellows Talks, interviews and other surprises in a custom-built mainstage theater
Comfortable simulcast spaces
Watch, tweet, blog as you watch onscreen ... and connect around powerful ideas
Discovery sessions
Explore new interests and check a few things off your bucket list with these deep-dive workshops, activities and excursions
Dinners and parties
From celebratory dance parties to inspired conversations over dinner. Many ways to connect around ideas. With our smaller audience size, they’ll be more intimate than ever before
TEDConnect
Our award-winning app for meeting other attendees

#TEDMonterey

A note about health and safety

While we’re optimistic about our ability to convene a group of people for this event in June of 2021, we’re also working to maximize health and safety.

Our location: Monterey Conference Center

Located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast, Monterey was home to TED from its first year in 1984 right through to 2008. A stone’s throw from Silicon Valley, Monterey County boasts the stunning white sand beaches of Carmel, sweeping views of Big Sur, legendary golf courses like Pebble Beach, an internationally renowned aquarium and an abundance of culinary delights.

Monterey Conference Center has been transformed since TED was last there. Recently renovated, this modern venue is known as a hub for innovation in the heart of Monterey City, just a couple blocks from the shore.

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