Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the TED 2020 Conference:

The TED presidential line, with the support of the Executive Committee, made the difficult decision to cancel the TED 2020 Conference in Long Beach, CA. We were concerned about the health and well-being of the conference attendees and there was also a high probability that the conference would be cancelled per orders from the California governor. Finally, many faculty have indicated that their university will not permit them to travel or that they will not receive funds to travel because of reductions to university budget.

We have closed proposal submissions and registration as we investigate other professional activities for TED members during fall 2020 and/or spring 2021. The TED presidential line would like to offer some sessions on topics that are of high value to our membership. We will be seeking your input on topics for these sessions soon. We know that we do not have the capacity to hold a virtual conference, but we will try to do something that is professionally valuable.

I do not seem to be getting emails from TED. What should I do? Make sure your CEC and TED membership are current. If your membership has lapsed, please renew: If your membership is up-to-date, please check your spam folder to make sure your CEC profile is current. For example, if you have a different employer than when you joined CEC, then your contact information needs to be changed.

Where can I find the TED 2019 program to document my presentation? Please check the “Past Conferences” page on the TED website: