TED Residency / Deadline: December 3


The Ted Residency program is an incubator for breakthrough ideas.  It is free and open to all via a semiannual competitive application.  Those chosen as TED Residents will spend 14 weeks at TED headquarters in New York City, working on their ideas. Although some may produce an artwork, a manuscript, each Resident will also develop a TED talk and deliver it on the TED stage.

Located in NYC’s lively West Soho neighborhood, TED provides residents with a beautiful Gensler-designed workspace, including a Steelcase desk, ergonomic task chair, high-speed Internet access, and inspiring skyline views. Residents will be included in the vibrant office and community culture of TED and will benefit from coaching and rehearsals in the in-house TED Theater. Talks will be considered for use on TED.com and featured on the TED Residency YouTube channel. Residents may also have the opportunity to attend TED events. TED does not cover travel or living expenses.

TED Residents are chosen based on the strength of their idea, their character, and their ability to bring a fresh perspective and positive contribution to the diverse TED community. The application for the Spring 2019 class are open and will close December 3, 2018. The Spring 2019 Residency will run from February 25-May 31, 2019.