Once selected as a Fellow, you must be available to speak with the TED Fellows team via videoconference for approximately ten hours (over the course of approximately three months) prior to the TED conference.
The central requirement of the TED Fellowship is that you are available to attend the TED conference in person, for the entire time. In addition to the main five days of the TED conference, all Fellows must participate in a three-day pre-conference. This means you will be required to block off a total of eight consecutive days in your schedule. For example, TED2020 Fellows must be available to be in Vancouver, BC, from April 17 to April 25, 2020.