December 1–3 · Palm Springs, CA

What a time it has been! The past year has upended so much for so many, and forced global reckonings with systems, processes and policies that too often let us down. So … what now? At this year’s triumphantly live-and-in-person TEDWomen, we’ll hear from speakers who are imagining new possibilities and exploring new ideas for how we might live and work better together in the years to come. We'll learn the “what now?” in fields including design, technology, science and culture — and together, we'll envision a future we can build together.

Three 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:

Wednesday

December 1

Build expertise and make connections during intimate, curated workshops and custom experiences during the day — your opportunity to dive deeper into a topic of interest or learn something completely new. Come together for the opening speaker session in the early evening, then celebrate with new friends at the welcome party.

Thursday

December 2

The second day is overflowing with TED Talks — four speaker sessions will fill the day, along with opportunities to network during breaks and a community lunch. End off with a convivial dinner followed by a late-night hangout.

Friday

December 3

The last day of TEDWomen is the climax of the speaker program, summing up and celebrating the conference. It’s followed by a farewell picnic to cement your new connections. Everything wraps up in time for you to explore beautiful Palm Springs in the afternoon.

Your conference experience

Here’s what to expect at TEDWomen:

Six sessions of TED Talks Six sessions of TED's famous talks, plus performances, interviews and other surprises
Comfortable simulcast spaces Watch, tweet, blog as you watch onscreen … and connect around powerful ideas
Discovery Sessions Explore new interests and connect with like-minded TEDsters through deep-dive workshops and experiences
Dinners and parties From the celebratory welcome party to late-night hangouts and the farewell picnic, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to mingle with other attendees
TEDConnect Our award-winning app for meeting other attendees and staying connected throughout the year

TEDWomen membership options and benefits

The TED community actively seeks new members who are leaders in their field and who can make a strong contribution. We review each application in detail, and look forward to reading yours. TEDWomen 2021 will be an event not to be missed! And, note, TEDWomen is not just for women — anyone interested in a more equitable future is welcome.

Questions? Send us a note at conferences@ted.com.

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Early theater access for all sessions
Recognition in the program guide
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Donor

  • Conference attendance
  • Online networking via our custom app
  • Conference video archive
  • Main theater seating for most sessions
  • NEW Access to TED Member virtual exclusives
  • Early theater access for all sessions
  • Recognition in the program guide
  • Additional opportunities to meet speakers
  • Priority workshop selection
  • Donor concierge services
  • Recognition in the Program Guide

Here’s what people say about TEDWomen

What’s it like to attend TEDWomen in person?

"It was amazing! I think every woman should experience TEDWomen."
Vanessa North
"TEDWomen really made me think and stretch in every way: emotionally, physically, mentally. I am so grateful... You not only gave us a magic moment, you gave us a hundred, if not a thousand of them!"
Kate Byrne
"It was a life changing experience."
Jyoti Dewan
"I am going to work to find a way to send at least one of my staff to this conference. It's a great way to experience self-care and develop leadership."
Megan Duesterhaus
"The whole experience is a fantastic reality check on what is important in life and helps to refocus priorities!"
Suzanne Lee

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Our location: La Quinta, near Palm Springs

With the snow-capped Santa Rosa Mountains as its backdrop, our venue, La Quinta Resort & Club has been a desert getaway since opening in the 1920s. Located 120 miles from Los Angeles, and only 20 miles outside of Palm Springs proper, La Quinta is a convenient location in beautiful, natural surroundings. For those who want to stay the weekend after the conference, La Quinta is surrounded by great restaurants, activities like tennis, golf, spas and hikes, and the outstanding art and architecture the area is known for.

A note about health and safety
We’ll be keeping a close eye on and following any health and safety guidelines and expert recommendations in the lead up to and during TEDWomen.

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