In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, we are uniting the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in a variety of industries and fields for an exciting day of thought-provoking talks and discussions. Our inaugural event in 2017 saw speakers from across the world share their ideas not only to students, staff, and alumni but to an international community of over 500,000 people. Building on last year’s success, we are collaborating with a panel of remarkable innovators, thinkers, and doers to host a conference centred on the theme: Portals of Discovery—a quote taken from James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Last year’s flagship TEDxTCD conference featured a panel of exceptional ideas and performances centred around the theme of Placing your Bets. Speakers from all walks of life delved into a wide range of topics, delivering passionate and engaging insights. Some speakers stressed the importance of destigmatising mental health, while others showcased insights into building a better day and achieving personal development. From one man’s journey to building a bitcoin empire to another’s account of resiliently overturning anti-gay laws in Ireland, our 2017 conference successfully sparked conversation and connection.
Founded in 2017, TEDx Trinity College Dublin is managed by a passionate student society, TEDx TCD. Supported by a highly-motivated community of students who endeavour to transform their visions into reality, alumni who excel in their field and committed professors and staff who have years of expertise and wisdom, TEDxTCD looks forward to hosting another conference to our vibrant (and growing!) community in March.
Experience last year’s talks on the official TEDx channel.