About the Program
TED is hosting two global idea searches in 2021 with a mission: to hear big, bold ideas from every corner of the world. A select group of people from each application pool will be invited to give TED Talks, either virtually or in person.
Applicants are required to create a 2-minute video as a part of their submission. The deadline for this round of submissions is January 21, 2021 (11:59 pm EST).
If selected for round 2, you’ll be invited to a virtual event where you’ll talk more about your idea and participate in a Q&A with members of the TED community.
Winners will be invited to give a TED Talk, either virtually or in person.
Preparing your video submission
Please make a 2-minute video as a part of your application. You’ll find these instructions with more details on the application form as well.
Questions you’ll need to answer in your video
Question 1. Who are you and what are your credentials?
Question 2. What is the idea you want to share?
Question 3. What insights will you leave the audience with?
Question 4. Why should we invite you to give a TED Talk?
Apply for TED Global Idea Search 2021
The deadline for this round of submissions is January 21, 2020 (11:59pm EST).
The next round of submissions will open in June of 2021.