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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TED is headquartered in New York, US

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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
New York, US (HQ)
330 Hudson St 11th floor
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TED Online and Social Media Presence

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TED Blogs

Fragility, resilience and restoration at TED2020: The Prequel

It’s a new, strange, experimental day for TED. In a special Earth Day event, TED2020: The Prequel brought the magic of the TED conference to the virtual stage, inviting TED2020 community members to gather for three sessions of talks and engaging, innovative opportunities to connect. Alongside world-…

TED Talks Daily welcomes inaugural host, Elise Hu

TED Talks Daily, TED’s most-downloaded podcast, welcomes its inaugural host: Elise Hu. After nearly a decade at NPR, Elise’s first episode of TED Talks Daily will be released on April 6. While at NPR, Elise was a regular contributor to All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She filed stories fro…

5 ways to live (and thrive) while social distancing

The novel coronavirus has dramatically changed how we spend time and share physical and virtual space with each other. On Friday, March 27, conflict mediator and author Priya Parker joined head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers on TED Connects to discuss wh…

How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented impact on education systems worldwide, TED’s award-winning youth and education initiative TED-Ed is focused on providing free, high-quality educational resources to millions of families around the globe. TED-Ed’s existing library of free, video-ba…

New initiatives from TED to share ideas, build community and stay hopeful

Now more than ever is the time for community. The extended team at TED is working hard to keep you connected, deliver thoughtful news and insights from world leaders, and offer opportunities to volunteer from the safety of your homes. Here’s a recap of the various resources we’re making immediately …

Announcing TED Connects: live, daily conversations from TED

On Monday, March 23, TED kicks off a free, live and daily conversation series, TED Connects: Community and Hope. As COVID-19 continues to sweep the globe, it’s hard to know where to turn or what to think. Hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, th…
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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 Steezy, Wideo and Car Throttle.

  • Where is TED headquarters?

    TED headquarters is located at 330 Hudson St 11th floor, New York.

  • Where are TED offices?

    TED has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does TED have?

    TED has 1 office.