TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

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Key People/Management at TED

Tom Valentino

Tom Valentino

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Aaron Weyenberg

Aaron Weyenberg

UX Lead
Thaniya Keereepart

Thaniya Keereepart

Product Development Director
Bruno Giussani

Bruno Giussani

European Director
Katherine McCartney

Katherine McCartney

Director, Operations
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TED Office Locations

TED has an office in New York
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TED Online and Social Media Presence

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TED Blogs

Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu win Tech in Journalism Award and more TED news

It’s been a busy few weeks for the TED community. Below, our favorite highlights. Meet 2018’s Technology in Journalism Honorees. Journalists Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu received this year’s Technology in Journalism Award from the National Press Foundation for their work on “The House That Spied On …

Radical Craft: An electrifying evening of talks from the TED World Theater

Craft — in the timeless, universal sense of making — connects us all. We craft our environments, our tools and toys, our transport and communications, our world. At Radical Craft — an evening of talks curated by TED’s design curator, Chee Pearlman, and co-hosted by Pearlman and Stephen DeBerry — sev…

The Next Wave: A night of talks from TED and Zebra

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing a tsunami of change that will dramatically affect how we interact with and adapt to technology. The ways we choose to ride this wave will determine the shape of our future. Will we use this as an opportunity to solve our most pressing issues, or allow it …

New writing from Casey Gerald, Stephen Hawking’s final book and more TED news

The TED community is brimming with new books and projects. Below, a selection of highlights. A powerful story of an American odyssey. Writer and business leader Casey Gerald has published a new memoir on his journey through American life. Titled There Will Be No Miracles Here, the book tells Gerald’…

Unconventional ideas: A night of talks from TED and the Brightline Initiative

Today’s volatile world demands that we do things differently — that we pay attention to things most people don’t see. At TEDSalon: Unconventional, presented by TED and the Brightline Initiative and hosted by TED’s Cloe Shasha and Alex Moura, six leaders and visionaries shared novel ideas that are dr…

Titus Kaphar and Vijay Gupta named MacArthur Fellows, a musical tribute to #MeToo and other TED news

As usual, the TED community is busy with new projects and news — here are a few highlights. Meet two newly minted MacArthur “geniuses.” Visual artist Titus Kaphar and violinist Vijay Gupta have been named 2018 MacArthur Fellows! The fellowship, established in 1981, awards $625,000 over the course of…
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TED Company Life and Culture

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TED Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are TED key executives?

    TED's key executives are Tom Valentino, Chris Anderson and Aaron Weyenberg.

  • Who are TED competitors?

    Competitors of TED include Safari Books Online, WeVideo and Eutechnyx.

  • Where are TED offices?

    TED has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does TED have?

    TED has 1 office.