The world is waiting to be redefined by the biggest, smallest, boldest, quirkiest, bravest, most inspiring and most brilliant ideas from young people around the world, and the TED-Ed Clubs program is here to guide their voices. By supporting students in discovery, exploring and presenting their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks, TED-Ed Clubs celebrate youth creativity and promote public speaking skills.

TED-Ed Clubs are designed to support students ages 8-18—all over the world—and work by having students work together to discuss and celebrate innovative ideas. Anyone over the age of 13 can submit an application to start a club. Club leaders receive TED-Ed's flexible Clubs curriculum to guide their school's club and to help inspire tomorrow's TED speakers and leaders.

Getting Started

  1. Identify Your Passion
    "What makes your heart beat faster?" The first part of the Clubs curriculum has members explore the ideas they're passionate about. By diving into activities that expand curiosity, club members will identify and discuss what matters most to them.
  2. Choose Your Idea
    "What is your big idea?" As members journey through the Clubs curriculum, they'll be challenged to identify and shape the story only they can tell. Through guided brainstorms and active peer feedback exercises, members will craft their very own TED-style talk.
  3. Start Talking
    "How can your idea change the world?" By the end of their club cycle, members will have recorded their very own talk and uploaded it to our TED-Ed Clubs YouTube channel, which can then be shared with their families, friends, communities and the world.

Students from around the world share ideas during TED-Ed Club Connect Week.

Why TED-Ed Clubs?

The TED-Ed Clubs program is a global network of passionate youth with ideas worth sharing. When a student joins TED-Ed Clubs, he joins over 3,000 clubs in 115 countries—an unbeatable opportunity to make new friends from around the world. 

To learn more or start your own club, visit