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TEDxPortofSpain 2017


To purchase tickets online. Scroll up and click the orange button. For cash tickets can be purchased at Haagen-Dazs locations:

Gulf City, San Fernando
Price Plaza, Chaguanas
Movie Towne, Invaders Bay
Trincity Industrial Estate
Queen's Park West
Ellerslie Plaza

Alternatively, you can make a deposit to our Scotiabank account. 

Here are the details:

Account Name: 868Change Account #: 4009627 Branch: Park and Richmond Streets, POS Branch #: 10405 Please scan and email your deposit slip to and include your name. 

About the theme

9 powerful speakers will share their stories of survival, journeys of excitement and even their scars of defeat as they have battled in the arena pursuing the dream of making the space within Trinidad and Tobago a better place. Along with the thought provoking talks, singers and performers will touch your hearts and engage your souls. 

This year, our theme is 'In the Arena'. 

It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong person stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

-Theodore Roosevelt

About TEDxPortofSpain

TEDxPortofSpain is a local, independently organized TEDx event in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, that strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED. At its core, the fundamental goal is to foster “ideas worth spreading”. Our aim is to provide a platform where thinkers and change makers co-inspire to question the way we think.

We are a collective of people who are deeply concerned about what happens in this country. We are a bi-partisan group setting a non political initiative to create positive change. Our mission is to find individuals who are breaking new ground and covering issues which will still be relevant and even paramount in the next 50 years.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. 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. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)