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TEDGlobal 2017 Fellowship – Attend TEDGlobal Conference in Tanzania

Location: Arusha, Tanzania.
Date: August 27 – 30, 2017.

Are you an inventor or filmmaker? A scientist or entrepreneur? Do you have a unique approach to your work that is worth sharing with the world? Could you benefit from the TED platform and the support of a dynamic global community of innovators? If yes, you should apply to be a TEDGlobal Fellow.

This year, TED is looking for new, extraordinary thinkers from around the world to join the Fellows program at the upcoming TEDGlobal 2017 conference in Arusha, Tanzania.Do you think you have what it takes?

The second major TED conference in Africa, TEDGlobal 2017 will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the continent. All talented innovators in their fields – science, art, technology, entrepreneurship, film and beyond – are encouraged to apply to become a TED Fellow, especially those working on the African continent. If selected, you will attend the TEDGlobal 2017 conference, and participate in a Fellows only pre-conference designed especially to inspire, empower and support your work. Fellows will also deliver a TED talk at the conference, to be filmed and considered for publication on TED.com

TEDGlobal2017 themed: “Builders. Truth-Tellers. Catalysts.”

Twenty fellows will be selected to attend the TED Global conference to be held August 27-30, 2017. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend pre-conference programs with training by speakers.

Here is what you can expect at the TEDGLobal:

  • A four-day stage program
  • Entertainment
  • Simulcast lounge
  • Dinners, parties and tours
  • TED gift bag
  • TEDConnect


TED look for different applicants than many other leadership-oriented programs. Instead of business people, professionals, policy wonks and government officials, the TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.

In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are two very important traits we look for in a every potential TED Fellow. More than anything, this focus on character has defined the success of the TED Fellows program.

Application Process:

Apply online here. The online application includes answers to general questions, short essays and three references.

TEDGlobal 2017 will be an event not to be missed! Questions? Send a note to registration@ted.com

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