TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Starting as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak about an idea worth sharing. Their talks are then made available for all at TED.com and YouTube.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Isabel Allende, Malcom Gladwell, Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, Jane Goodall, Philippe Starck and Gordon Brown. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Visit ted.com for more information.


TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that brings 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.


TEDxPortHarcourt 2018 marks the 6 year anniversary of TEDxPortHarcourt and our objective for 2018 is to bring the community together in a way that is truly meaningful. Our theme for this year is ReFRAME. ReFRAME, which by considering the same information in a different context it is possible to get a completely new perspective on it and enhancing understanding. We may perhaps be telling the story from the direction of how it is not seen, or the way it really should be seen or not seen, or if we are looking at the entirely wrong picture.

Our Sense of the world is based on our beliefs, opinions, experiences, proximity, interpretation, and more. The frame we put around a person, place, thought or idea, defines the meaning which we give it or take from it. As soon as we change the “frame,” the meaning for us may also change. We’re living in genuinely amazing times, tapping into every sense of that word — from shockingly disturbing to thrillingly hopeful. It’s time to collectively breathe deep and prepare for a remarkable new era as politics, globalization, technology, the future of work, education, religion, gender equality and what it even means to be human are all reinvented before our eyes.

At TEDxPH 2018 we’re rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries. As we attempt to ReFRAME our perception on - business, technology, art, science, politics – our speakers will be taking on a journey of discovery and ingenuity. We will celebrate how these dynamic and diverse people are facing challenges head on, all while empowering each other to shape the future we all want to see. Like previous years we would show up to listen, to communicate, to influence, and to encourage each other, building networks to drive real, meaningful change in our communities, our organizations and around the world.


TEDxPortHarcourt introduces the Salon: a monthly speaker series which brings some of the city’s most inspired thinkers to share perspectives and spark conversation. A unique mixture of talks, workshops and interactive experiences. Salon events will bring our community of innovators and instigators together in informal evening forums to learn and engage on provocative themes each month.

Salon events are smaller events that keeps a TEDx community engaged between mainstage events. It’s a unique kind of gathering that TEDx organizers hold which allows the conversation to continue, in person. We are thrilled to kick off our 2018 Salon Series on September 1st, 2018 by exploring the theme of Native By Design with a closer look at various sector and industries within the country.

Native by design is the ability to improve the “science of delivery” in development with  a context-specific approach. But the “delivery,” or implementation, isn’t exact science: it’s also art, which requires crafting local solutions to local problems as the basis for building effective public institutions.

Effective development is always a work in progress. As development creates new winners and losers, it unleashes the familiar processes of “creative destruction,” which affects not only firms but people’s livelihoods, identities and aspirations, as well as the power structures governing their lives. 

TEDxPortHarcourtSalon event is a haf-day expeience with 4 speaker and maximum number of 100 attendees per event.