December 1–3 · Palm Springs, CA

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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."
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"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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