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The world is changing fast. Fresh thinking can be found in every direction, in emerging geographies as well as in the western hemisphere. Prepare to have your world turned upside down: Join us in Rio to explore the realities of tomorrow.

After seven years traveling the world, TEDGlobal is headed "South!"

TEDGlobal 2014 is setting up shop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, from which we'll present a week-long speaker program with a focus on the Global South's rise in influence and power -- plus relevant stories from the rest of the world. Look for 3- to 18-minute talks, music and performance, plus tech demos, exhibits and parties. Apply to attend »

TEDGlobal 2014 program
  • Sunday, 5 October
    Pre-conference tours and activities
  • Monday, 6 October
    TED Fellows talks (noon–1:30pm; 2:45–4:15pm)
    Receptions and welcome party
  • Tuesday, 7 October
    TED University (9–10:30am)
    Mainstage program begins  with Session 1 at 11:30am
    Three mainstage sessions run from 11:30am to 6:45pm
    Opening party
  • Wednesday, 8 October
    Four mainstage sessions run from 9am to 6:45pm
    Open night and dinner parties
  • Thursday, 9 October
    Morning activities and workshops
    Three mainstage sessions run from 11:30am to 6:45pm
    Grand party
  • Friday, 10 October
    Two mainstage sessions run from 9am to 1pm
    Farewell party

For a taste of the modern city of Rio — both its hopes and its challenges — watch a TED Talk from Rio's mayor, Eduardo Paes: "The 4 commandments of cities" »

Explore a playlist of TED Talks from Latin American speakers »

Registration for TEDGlobal 2014 is open. Apply to attend »

The TEDGlobal 2014 experience includes:
  • A stage program featuring TED's famous 3- to 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, dance, video and other surprises.
  • TED Fellows Talks, where you'll hear about projects and visions of the next generation of world-changers.
  • TED University, where TEDsters share their own expertise
  • Evening events, art exhibits, tech demos and other immersive experiences
  • Caffeine-fueled conversation breaks between sessions
  • The TED Gift Bag
  • Online tools for connecting with other attendees, before and after the conference
  • Options for post-conference tours around South America