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.

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Date: September 22, 2016

Author: Jamila Moonsammy


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Reality Revisited: Questioning and Redefining Reality

Reality…what we know to be real and true. This word reality has a comfort, a stability, a fixed feeling to it. Unfortunately, the perception that there is some comfort in the traditional concepts of reality defies the very existence of our modern civilisations. Man is defined by constantly questioning the true, the possible, the real, and modifying the boundaries of this concept. Now, this may sound like existential mumbo jumbo,…

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Date: September 20, 2016

Author: Tedx POS Team


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10 Reasons To Attend TEDxPortofSpain

If you have never attended TEDxPortofSpain, here are some reasons why you should attend. 1. Recharge for a year. Past attendees have described the conference as the place you go to get inspired for the year. It reminds you that there are great people doing great work in Trinidad and Tobago. 2. Get introduced to some new and extraordinary ideas and the people behind them. We challenge our speakers to give…

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Date: September 8, 2016

Author: Tedx POS Team



Why Educating Young People Might Be Misguided, But Well-Intentioned

When current secondary school students enter the job market, it is likely that many of them will be starting jobs with titles we have never heard before. Ten years ago few people would have heard of social media management. Countries that will rank as being the most innovative, will be those that have invested in developing their creative literacy. For the past five years, I have been developing a curriculum…

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