December 1–3 · Palm Springs, CA

News from TEDWomen 2021

What Now … for the future? Notes from Session 6 of TEDWomen 2021

Over three days and six sessions at TEDWomen 2021, more than 40 speakers and performers shared ideas that spanned the globe and drew from across cultures and disciplines to answer the question: What now? For the final session, speakers explored the biggest question of all — What now for the...
What Now … for ingenuity and invention? Notes from Session 5 of TEDWomen 2021

In Session 5, we turn to collective moments of joy. Seven speakers and a performer dove headfirst into creativity, helping us see the silver lining, embrace artistry and boldly chart out the world we want to live in. The event: TEDWomen 2021: Session 5, hosted by TEDWomen curators Helen Walters...

What Now … for planet Earth? Notes from Session 4 of TEDWomen 2021

If we’re going to continue to live, breathe and thrive together on this planet, we’re going to have to answer a couple of very important questions: What now for the Earth? And how do we balance the urgency of the climate crisis while still dreaming of a bright future? With actions and...

What Now … for work (and play)? Notes from Session 3 of TEDWomen 2021

The way we think about work is shifting. Now is the time to rethink, rebuild and even completely reimagine the future of how business gets done — inside and outside the office. The six speakers of Session 3 share the highs and lows of this burgeoning renaissance around work-life and...

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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:


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.


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.


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.

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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