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A global campaign to celebrate and elevate the hopes and ideas of an entire generation of young people.

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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, millions of students won’t have the opportunity to be honored at an in-person graduation this year. However, billions of us can still celebrate these students online. TED invites all members of the class of 2020 to record and share a #graduaTEDtalk - learn how to participate. Let's light up the internet with the hopes, dreams and ideas of the next generation.

Celebrate the Class of 2020

How to participate?

Graduating this year?

Congratulations! TED would like to celebrate you, your achievement and your ideas!

TED invites you to record a graduation speech in the form of a TED Talk! Use your phone to record a reflection on the hopes, wishes, and dreams you hold for yourself and your fellow graduates. Click learn more for additional prompts and guidance.

Share your video on social media using #graduaTEDtalk and TED will amplify your message throughout the world. You could be selected to present your talk at teenVOGUE Commencement 2020!

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Celebrating a grad?

Congratulations to you, too! TED would like to promote your pride worldwide!

Help graduates’ wishes and dreams come true! Record a congratulatory message for your favorite grad, for the grads at your current school or alma mater, or for the millions of graduates throughout the world.

Share your video on social media using #graduaTEDtalk and TED will use its social media channels and this website to amplify your message throughout the world.

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Sign up here and we'll let you know when the celebration is in full swing.