Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the TED 2020 Conference:

The TED presidential line, with the support of the Executive Committee, has decided to take steps toward canceling the fall conference. We made this decision for several reasons. Most importantly,  we are concerned about the health and well-being of the conference attendees. There was also a high probability that the conference would be cancelled per orders from the California governor. Conferences are in phase 4 of his opening plan. 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.

At this point in time, we are taking the following steps. We are suspending proposal submissions and we are also investigating other professional activities for TED members. We will be seeking your input on topics for these webinars 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: