Mark Raymond Featured on TED chooses just a few Talks from TEDx events to be featured on Congratulations to Mark for his stunning TEDx achievement. Click here to view the talk. Mark Raymond’s work as an architect in Trinidad and Tobago is founded on the belief that thoughtfully designed cities can foster sustainability and inclusiveness throughout a society.

Afra Raymond Featured on TED chooses just a few Talks from TEDx events to be featured on Congratulations to Afra for his stunning TEDx achievement. Click here to view his talk. A leading expert in the fields of property valuation and project management, Afra Raymond is shedding light on the government corruption that exists in Trinidad and Tobago.

Queens Hall Auditorium

As our country's premier performing arts venue, Queens Hall is the ideal venue to host our TED-like conference. Built in 1959, and located on the outskirts of Port of Spain, the TEDxPortofSpain conference has found a new home in St Ann's.

The City: Port of Spain

Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most vibrant cities in the Caribbean. Now complete with it's very own TEDx event.
Photo by John Vos.

About TEDx

At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. Learn more about TEDx.


TEDxPortofSpain provides the region with talks that inspire innovation, passion, co-creation, collaboration and cognitive expansion. TEDxPortofSpain attracts some of the region's most daring ideas, compelling talks, and is a community of people who dare to do great things.

How our community describes us

Sharing ideas is never a bad thing. The TEDxPortofSpain conference is an opportunity for personal and professional development. Attendees describe it as their annual recharge, a place to find your tribe and a place to meet some of the most forward-thinking people on the island.


A TEDx Salon is a small weekly or monthly recurring event that keeps a TEDx community engaged between larger annual events. At a TEDx Salon Event, attendees can watch TEDTalks and have discussions.

TEDxPortofSpain·06 · 10 · 16·Reality Revisited

This year, our theme is Reality Revisited. Reality is not always what we perceive.

For 2016, TEDxPortofSpain will ask speakers to explore our deeply held assumptions to reveal the unexpected insights that come from in-depth exploration.

Speakers + Hosts

Latest News


Date: August 18, 2016

Author: Jamila Moonsammy


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Reflections on TEDxPOS & Reality Revisited

TEDxPOS has become an important event in the national calendar. Globally the TED talks have continued to expand. That’s the thing about ideas, there are no limits! And the growth of TEDxPOS attests to the fact that there are a lot of persons here with interesting new ideas and different perspectives on conventional wisdom. My own TEDxPOS talk in 2014 outlined a set of ideas on Trinbagonian and West Indian…

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Date: August 11, 2016

Author: Jamila Moonsammy


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All Stories Matter: Acknowledging Fiction as Reality

Our fiction is reality. If we are the sum of those we have walked with, our creative expressions like fiction are also compilations of those sensory experiences. The fiction which escapes through our fingers onto a screen or as entertainment in a rum shop is someone’s reality. Fiction is often positioned as the opposite of reality. It is offered as an escape from, an expression which shapes, and as a…

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Date: August 4, 2016

Author: Jamila Moonsammy


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Revisiting the Colour Line: Cycles of Resistance or Empowerment?

I have experienced tear gas twice in my life. First at a “black power march” in Port of Spain and secondly at that famous “Pele” football match in the Queen’s Park Oval. These memories came flooding back to me on a recent site visit to the Queen’s Park Oval. It is amazing that the pungency of Tear Gas has never left my consciousness. I was drawn to the 1970 revolution…

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