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.
About TED Fellowships
Every year, the TED Fellows program selects a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers by open application. We look for innovators on the rise in their respective fields with a bold, original approach to their work. All applicants must be 18 years or older.
Who can apply
We look for different applicants than many other leadership-oriented programs. Instead of business people, professionals, policy wonks and government officials, the TED Fellows program focus on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.
Once you are selected as a TED Fellow we will cover your flights (or equivalent) to and from the TED conference, any visa you may need, room, board + food while at the conference, and a conference pass.
Fellows will have worked with the team in the months leading up to the conference on a four-minute talk. Once they arrive at the preconference, they will meet the other Fellows, participate in skill-building workshops, and attend talk rehearsals.
When the main conference begins, they will deliver their talk on stage and it will be filmed and considered for TED.com. After the talks, Fellows will participate in the conference as a regular attendee. They can watch all other talk sessions, speak with other TED attendees, and meet new collaborators and friends.
Opening date: June 26, 2018
Closing date: August 26, 2018 (11:59pm UTC)
How to apply
Click Here to apply online.
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