Apply for your TED2020 Translator Pass now!

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Hello, Translators! We’ve been away for a bit, but we’re back and extremely excited to announce that the application period for TED Translators Passes to TED2020 is now open. The flagship conference will run from April 20-24, 2020, in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. The TED Translators Pass covers the conference fee, and travel and accommodation expenses. Please note that in order to be eligible for a pass, you must be a TED Translator with at least one set of published subtitles. The application deadline is Dec. 9, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. EST, and you can apply here.

The theme of TED2020 is “Uncharted”. Under this banner, we’ll journey into unmapped territory as we explore our uncertain future: We’ll survey the potential windfalls and dangers of cutting-edge technologies; recent significant scientific developments; our perpetually in-flux political dynamics and contingencies; and the oceanic possibilities that arise when we individually and collectively ask ourselves which ideas are truly worth fighting and living for. We look forward to you joining us!

30 thoughts on “Apply for your TED2020 Translator Pass now!

    1. I am just becoming aware of the translator program. I would like to be a translator. How can I apply?
      Thank you.

  1. Hi Team
    I am Ahmadou from DAKAR SENEGAL
    This is my first time and I love to be part of this wonderful journey what I need to do

    1. Hi, Ahmadou.

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      Just follow the link in the post above to apply for a TED Translators Pass. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to me at jessez@ted.com.

      Be well,

      Jesse

    1. Hi there.

      As per the application instructions:

      “To help us get to know you better, the TED2020 application includes a video component. Every applicant who wishes to be considered for a TED Translators Pass is encouraged to submit a short video of themselves answering the question below. (You may not use a video you recorded for a previous application.)

      In 30 seconds or less, why do you want to attend TED2020? And why should we select you?

      A bonus for your video short: Show us your favorite place in your town or city, and tell us why you like it most.”

      All best,

      Jesse

  2. Hi
    I have just registered and haven’t translated any talk yet. After December 2019 won’t there be any further possibility to enroll in the TED2020 TRANSLATOR event?
    Regards

    1. Hi, Rosa.

      We’re glad to have you with us here at TED Translators!

      The application deadline for a TED Translators Pass to TED2020 is Dec. 9, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. EST. We won’t accept applications after that time.

      Best,

      Jesse

    1. Hi there.

      As per the application instructions:

      “A bonus for your video short: Show us your favorite place in your town or city, and tell us why you like it most.”

      Best,

      Jesse

  3. Hi Jesse,
    I’m Amal from Mecca, Saudi Arabia. I’m glad that I’ve managed to apply before the deadline. I hope my application will be approved 🙂

  4. Hello,
    I applied for TED2020 Translator Pass. Afterwards, I have received an email from Google Forms. As you mentioned “Approval email” in this page for o one of the applicants, I want to ask you if my application is completed successfully. I have completed all the requirements for the application. Can you help me with this? Thank you in advance.
    Regards,

    1. Hi, there.

      Without your TED.com profile link or username, we aren’t able to determine whether or not you applied successfully. Can you please send this information, along with your Amara profile link, to translate@ted.com? Once you do, we’ll respond ASAP.

      Cheers,

      Jesse

  5. Hey..I just love the translation program. I really do appreciate what you guys are doing and I’d like to become a TED translator

  6. Hi, I am an international student from University Of New South Wales, majoring in Computer Science. I am very willing to join the TED translator volunteer job. How can I join you

  7. Hello! I’d like to join the translation program.. The program sure sounds fantastic and I really appreciate what this program does for non-native speakers. How can I join?

    1. Hi, Fizza.

      Unfortunately, we aren’t making any exceptions for late applications. The application period closed on December 11, and we’re already in the process of selecting delegates.

      Cheers,

      Jesse

  8. Hello! I’d like to join you!!!!! I love TEDtalks and I really want to be a part of your team, what can I do to become a TED translator?

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