Every year, through a rigorous application process, TED selects a group of rising stars across all disciplines to be TED Fellows based on remarkable achievement, strength of character, and an innovative approach to solving the world’s tough problems. Once selected, Fellows receive transformational support. Fellows are invited to attend a TED Conference, where they meet, exchange ideas, and give their own TED Talk. They participate in a professional coaching and mentoring program, work with a public relations expert dedicated to sharing their latest projects with the world, and are active in an online network, resulting in collective problem-solving, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and resource sharing. All TED Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for a Senior Fellowship.