August 1–4 · Monterey, CA

News from TEDMonterey 2021

Up, up and away: Notes from Session 8 of TEDMonterey

TEDMonterey’s final session brought with it a reflection of the magic and generosity of spirit that grew with each talk throughout the week. In a town hall-style discussion, gratitude flooded the stage as attendees took to the spotlight to share which ideas from the conference inspired them...
Urban possibility: Notes from Session 6 of TEDMonterey

With much of the world’s population living in large, congested cities, urban life can get messy. Session 6 brings together six speakers who are solving the inefficiencies of city dwelling and finding new, smarter ways to live together — from futuristic transportation to transformative...

Tech comeback?! Notes from Session 5 of TEDMonterey

Session 5 ushers in the astonishing, challenging and sometimes playful innovations that could mold the future. From genetic technology to NFTs, six speakers give insights on what’s to come, celebrate the fusion of tech and human creativity and make the case for rousing the techno-optimist in us...

Climate hope: Notes from Session 4 of TEDMonterey

The scale of the climate crisis is so daunting that it can be easy to get dragged down into pessimism. But at Session 4, six speakers — call them unexpected heroes of the future — told a different story of how we might beat this thing. They speak on an exciting range of phenomena and...

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4 days of ideas and connections

A chance to co-create an unforgettable gathering of minds and souls determined to play our part. The conference will unfold as follows:


August 1

The first day of TEDMonterey is your chance to join a local activity, workshop or explore the exhibits. In the evening, the opening session, followed by a welcome party.


August 2

Day two is three sessions of talks, plus Discovery Sessions and TED Fellows talks from up-and-coming world-changers. In the evening, we'll gather for special, intimate dinner conversations.


August 3

More talks, more Discovery Sessions and ever more opportunities to connect over lunches and breaks.


August 4

The climax of the week's speaker program, Wednesday morning’s epic final session will celebrate and sum up the week. Afterward, enjoy a farewell lunch with your fellow TEDsters.

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