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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
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.