The TED Fellows program is an international fellowship program designed to nurture great ideas and help them spread around the world. Each year, organizers of the program select a group of 40 innovators who show world-changing potential to participate in either the TED or TEDGlobal Conference. They enjoy an exclusive Fellows pre-conference where they meet, share ideas, receive communication training and encounter a few surprises. They also have the opportunity to give a talk before or during TED, and potentially to see their talks posted on TED.com. Throughout the rest of the year, they will tell their ongoing stories on the TED Fellows blog. At the end of the year, organizers select 10 of these Fellows to participate in an extended two-year Senior Fellowship, bringing them to five consecutive conferences. The principal goal of the program is to empower the Fellows to effectively communicate their work to the world.