It is hard to know how to get on TED.

Invitations to a TED stage seem intimidating.

TED Talks are not reserved for the chosen few.

In fact, just about anyone can step to center stage — if you have a map to navigate the TED terrain.

To take your first steps, you need to know what to do and when. How to gauge who to turn to for advice. And which event is your best fit.

Let's get you started!