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Welcome to TED2017: The Future You


We’re thrilled to announce the opening of registration for TED2017: The Future You. In this exciting week, April 24–28, 2017, a program of more than 70 speakers will explore deep scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, the neatest inventions, all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom, to ask the questions about ourselves that we often don’t have time for.

Most TEDs are focused on the world at large and the ideas that animate it. But for 2017, we want to make it more explicitly personal, to invite our speakers to help each of us build a toolkit for personal learning, growth, empowerment.

And we’re not talking soft-edged self-help woo. We’re talking about questions like:

How is it possible to give my reflective self power over my instinctive self?

Can I use technology to limit my addiction to technology?

Which inventions will have a big impact on me over the next few years?

How can I become a transformational leader?

What are the medical discoveries I absolutely need to know about?

What skills can my kids build that are future-proof?

How do we design an environment that is nurturing, human, satisfying, exciting?

What does success look like, without self at the center?

Who am I?

TED2017: The Future You takes place April 24–28, 2017, in Vancouver. You’re invited to apply now to attend.

What is the TED Conference?

Every year, TED hosts an annual conference — it’s where a lot of our free TED Talks come from. We invite speakers from around the world to join a five-day gathering to share ideas, conversations and insights with an audience of about 1,400 people.

And we’d love to encourage you to apply to join the audience at TED2017. There are many ways to attend TED, from winning one of our prestigious TED Fellows positions, which comes with free attendance, to attending at a standard, Donor, or Patron level, or attending as an active member of one of TED’s volunteer communities, such the TEDx program. While the cost to attend can be significant, more than half of the fee is tax-deductible, as a donation to the Sapling Foundation, which owns TED and supports our mission of sharing ideas freely to the world in multiple languages and on multiple platforms.

You may have heard you need to be invited to come to TED. Well, yes and no. If you’d like to be invited — please apply! Let us know you’re out there and interested in attending. We’re always looking for fascinating new people to add to our global, multi-generational and every-year-more-diverse audience.

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