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“The speakers were informative, intriguing, and entertaining. I left smarter, wiser, and more aware.

I have already recommended TEDxPortsmouth to colleagues and friends. It was an inspiring experience. Every year I say, “That was the best TEDx I’ve been to.” And every year it gets better.”

“Engaging ideas and people. This is how communities grow and develop.

I was blown away by the content provided by all the other speakers as well. I traveled from another state and took several days off from work to attend. Wonderful experience.”

For someone who is community-minded and intellectually curious, there is nothing like it.

I think anytime someone has the opportunity to attend, they should.

I would go back again tomorrow if they were hosting another but guess I’ll have to wait until next year.

“The Portsmouth coordinators did a fabulous job of putting on a professional event with a wide variety of informative, inspirational, and entertaining talks and performances!

From our Blog

Where are our TEDxPortsmouth speakers now: Catching up with Kartik Sakthivel

Where are our TEDxPortsmouth speakers now: Catching up with Kartik Sakthivel

Sakthivel’s 2019 talk (“The Technology Age – Thriving Through Disruption”) focused on the profusion of technology, its never-ending and ever-quickening development, and the need to adopt a “learning mindset” to thrive in this environment, if not just to keep pace. It turned out to be a timely theme – within six months of Sakthivel’s talk, the Covid pandemic upended everything we knew.

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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxPortsmouth, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxPortsmouth event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.