Frequently asked questions

When and where is TED2015?

TED2015 is March 16 – 20, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada (GMT-8).

I live in a different time zone from the conference in Vancouver. How can I tune in?

The beauty of TED Live is that it is world-friendly. You can tune in from anywhere, whenever is most convenient. Our active video archive (AVA) lets you pause and return to the stream later or begin watching at any time. Even more exciting is that TED Live gives you permanent access to the conference archives, so you can revisit your favorite talks and sessions whenever you want — weeks, months, and even years down the road.

Can I give TED Live as a gift?

Yes! Just select the gift option on the registration page.

What is the difference between TED Live and TEDxLive?

TED Live provides viewers with virtual seats to the TED Conference and access to the conference archive. TEDxLive is a TEDx license that allows an organizer to host an event around one day of TED or TEDGlobal. These events are free to the public. Some events include local programming. In order to host a TEDxLive event, you must apply for a license, be approved by the TEDx team, and adhere to the TEDx and TEDxLive rules for executing this event.

I used to get TED Books, but it is no longer included. Why isn't it part of TED Live anymore?

Though our books continue to be available on Kindle, Nook and iBooks, we recently launched our own book app for the iOS platform (i.e., iPhone, iPad). Due to App Store policies, it is not possible to send books to an individual’s app without charging for them — but we’ve kept the cost low, so we hope you continue to enjoy TED Books in their new home.

I’m interested in TED Live, but I wonder if the talks will all end up online for free anyway?

Shortly after each conference, we begin carefully editing and releasing talks on — but remember, not all talks end up online. The timing and sequence of talks being posted is not predetermined. TED Live gives you access to the live stream of the TED Conference and to all talks in their unedited format, and the online talk archive lets you relive the conference at any time.

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