Apply for your TED2018 Translator Pass now!

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Greetings, Translators! We’re thrilled to announce that the application period for TED Translator Passes to TED2018 is now open. The gathering will run from April 10 to 14, 2018, in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. The TED Translator Pass covers the conference fee, and travel and accommodation expenses. Please note that you must be a TED Translator with at least one set of published subtitles in order to be eligible for a pass. The application deadline is December 22, 2017, and you can apply here.

TED2018’s theme? The Age of Amazement—which we think more than accurately describes our present era. As politics, globalization, technology, the future of work and even what it means to be human are all continually reinvented before our eyes, it’s time for us to take a collective breath and assess and prepare for the momentous shifts ahead. To that end, TED2018 will go all-out to bring you visibility into the key developments driving our future—from jaw-dropping AI to glorious new forms of creativity to courageous advocates of radical social change. We’ll include critics and skeptics, as well as the quiet heroes advancing novel ideas we can rally around. And through it all, we’ll seek exciting and insightful ways forward. We hope you’ll join us!

11 thoughts on “Apply for your TED2018 Translator Pass now!

  1. Hi Jesse,
    I am a local at Vancouver, very interested in helping out at the event. Please let me know if there is a way to connect and I will send more of my information upon.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


    1. So sorry, applications are closed for TED2018, but we’ll announce more opportunities to participate in events throughout the year.

      1. Thank you for your reply. Is there any way I can subscribe so as to be accurately in touch with the info at the right time please? Thank you for helping out

    2. Hi again, coachyanel.

      If you head over to and click “Follow” at the lower right-hand side of the page, you’ll receive TED Translators updates as soon as they’re posted.

      Hope this helps.



  2. Hi, I’ve been watching TED vedios for yaers and I always enjoy them. I really hope to join and help translating.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    1. Hi there, Tina.

      Thanks for getting in touch and for your interest in TED Translators.

      Unfortunately, we’re no longer accepting applications for TED2018 Translator Passes; but the good news is that TED has a bunch more events scheduled for this year that TED Translators will be invited to attend.

      Are you currently a TED Translator? If not, head over to to join us.

      Be well,


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