What if I'm already meeting in an informal "club"?
We've heard of some fantastic groups around the world meeting around TED topics. We're eager to hear more about these groups! We welcome you to apply so you can become an official part of the TED community.
What is my TED-Ed Club name?
Your TED-Ed Club name is the name of your school and then TED-Ed Club or TED-Ed Club and then your school name. An example would be “Elm Street High School's TED-Ed Club” or “TED-Ed Club Elm Street High School”.
I made a mistake in my application, or my information has changed
We understand that typos happen and plans change; if you need to update the information that you provided for us in your application or video conference orientation, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know! We’ll happily update our records for you.
I want to apply, but my school isn’t listed
If the name of your school isn't already in our system, there should be an drop-down option in the application to add your school:
Can I do TED-Ed Student Talks in a language other than English?
If you are interested in participating in TED-Ed Student Talks in a language other than English, please email us at TEDEdClubs@ted.com with the language you prefer. We will be in touch about next steps to participate in your preferred language!
What happens when my Club completes their final presentations?
A few things happen! First, we will provide you with instructions on how to upload presentations to the TED-Ed Club YouTube Channel. Club Leaders then upload Talks from Members who have submitted signed media release forms. Uploaded Talks become publicly accessible in our global library of student ideas to be discovered and shared. Finally, to complete your Club cycle, you’ll provide us with feedback and renew your Club for your next cycle!
Can I hold an event where my students give their final presentations?
TED-Ed Club presentations are meant to be filmed and delivered informally in front of fellow Club Members. Approved TED-Ed Clubs are invited to host informal live events at the end of their cycle showcasing students’ Talks. This event may take place at your school or in your community, and you are welcome to invite as many students, educators, administrators and parents as you like to attend. Learn more here.
Can my TED-Ed Club host a TEDx Event?
Yes! If you would like to host a larger, more formal event in your region, we encourage you to apply for a TEDxYouth license. Additional information on TEDx events can be found on the TEDx website along with this blogpost.
I'm not a teacher but I work with students (in a school-setting or in extra-curricular programs). Can I still get involved?
Yes! As long as you are approved or authorized by the school or community organization, and/or have parent approval to work with students in an after-school program or extra-curricular activity, please apply!
Can I access the TED-Ed Student Talks materials without applying to lead a club?
To access our TED-Ed Student Talks curriculum resources, you need to apply to get started!
What's the difference between a TEDx and a TED-Ed Club?
A TED-Ed Club brings students together to discover, develop and present their best ideas. During these gatherings, Club Members may watch and debate TED talks, explore and share their own and each other’s ideas. A TEDx event is a licensed, stand-alone event and requires a separate application through the TEDx website. Our hope is that the members of TED-Ed Clubs would consider coordinating a TEDx or TEDxYouth event in their communities as well!
Can I start a TED-Ed Club at my college or university?
We appreciate your interest in the TED-Ed Clubs program, but we are only able to approve applications from grammar to secondary schools or educational organizations working with students in these grades at this time. We do hope to expand the program to include colleges and universities in the future, but we currently do not have materials to support students at that level.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
You may also be interested in looking into creating a TEDx University event - these events are TEDx events hosted at a college or university, and organized by current university administration staff, faculty or students. To learn more, check out the TEDx university event page.