TED é uma organização sem fins lucrativos cujo objetivo é espalhar ideias, sob a forma das tão reconhecidas TED Talks. Existe desde 1984 e já contou com a participação de inúmeros e poderosos thinkers e makers, que passaram pelo palco do TED para falar dos temas mais variados - desde as ciências e tecnologias aos problemas sociais.
Sabias que.... Originalmente, estas conferências eram sobre Tecnologia, Entretenimento e Design - é daí que vem a sigla TED!


TEDx são eventos oficialmente licenciados pelo TED, que seguem os mesmos moldes, mas organizados por grupos independentes e voluntários. Até à data já foram realizados quase 25 000 vezes, em cerca de 130 países.


Desde 2013, somos o evento TEDx oficial do Instituto Superior Técnico, campus Alameda. Somos um grupo heterogéneo de estudantes e trabalhadores de várias áreas, unidos pela vontade de proporcionar a experiência TED ao vivo e a cores . Trabalhamos continuamente para trazer ao nosso palco ideias e opiniões que estão a mudar o mundo, e esforçamo-nos para promover a inovação através da educação e investigação.
Caminhamos orgulhosamente para a nossa quarta edição, na qual esperamos estimular a mudança de mentalidades.


TED is a non profit organization devoted to spreading ideas under the form of the renowned TED Talks. It has existed since 1984 and it has counted with the participation of countless and powerful thinkers and makers, who have gone up on stage to discuss a wide variety of subjects - from science and technology to social issues.
Did you know that… Originally, these conferences were about Technology, Entertainment and Design - hence the initials TED!


TEDx are official, licensed by TED events, that follow the same structure but are organized by independent, voluntary groups. So far there have been almost 25 000 of these events, in about 130 countries.


Since 2013, we have been the official TEDx event of Instituto Superior Técnico, campus Alameda. We are a heterogeneous group of students and workers from many fields, united by our will to provide the TED experience live in colour. We continuously work to bring to our stage ideas and opinions that are disrupting the world, in an effort to promote innovation through education and investigation.
We are proudly coming to our fourth edition, in which we expect to stimulate the shift in mentalities.

Maria Carmo-Fonseca

Maria Carmo-Fonseca

Maria Carmo-Fonseca is Professor at the University of Lisbon Medical School and President of the Institute of Molecular Medicine. She is member of several scientific organizations such as the European Molecular Biology Organization and the Portuguese Academy of Sciences, and she is monitoring editor for the Journal of Cell Science. Carmo-Fonseca has authored more than 150 original research articles, review articles and book chapters with a total of approximately 9 thousand citations (h index 52). The vision of her research group is to understand how RNA molecules, with their ability to both encode information and exert catalytic activities, contribute to the regulation of gene expression and how this knowledge can be translated into novel disease biomarkers and therapies.

Jans-Benedikt Jaugsch

Jans-Benedikt Jaugsch

Jan is a second year Master student in Information Management at Nova Information Management School. At his university, he assists the Master courses in Text Analytics and Decision Support Systems. Also, he is an active member of the Genetic Programming research group, where he develops evolutionary operators for Neural Network topologies. Finally, Jan serves as president of the Nova Analytics Group – a student association on campus – where he applies Data Science to public projects and student competitions.

Darchite Kantelal

Darchite Kantelal

Darchite Kantelal graduated as a dietitian from King’s College London, with a MSc degree in sports nutrition from Oxford Brookes University and a specialization in plant based nutrition from Cornell University. After starting his career with an internship at SL Benfica, he took responsibility for the GD Estoril Praia Academy teams, where he still practices his profession today. As a member of for the last two years, he has actively collaborated in sharing scientific based information about a plant based diet. Darchite is also a nutrition consultant at ProVeg International and the dietitian at the Portuguese Vegetarian Association, role which led him to participate in the decision to implement a compulsory plant based meal option in all public canteens at the Portuguese Parliament. His passion for a plant based diet also motivated him to expose his ideas in his book “Eat Well Play Better”, where he teaches athletes on how to follow a healthier, more conscious and sustainable diet.

In the last few years, given the rise of the vegan movement, Darchite has focused his work on showing other people about the power of changing our dietary habits in MasterChef Junior Portugal, SIC Radical, in RTP2, as well as in interviews with Expresso, Sábado magazine, Correio da Manhã and Agência Lusa. In addition, he also participates in regular talks about veganism such as in Nova Medical School, VeggieFest, Veganário Fest and in other related events.

João Sequeira

João Sequeira

João Silva Sequeira received the PhD degree in ECE in 1999 from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal. He’s currently assistant professor at IST and a researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), Lisbon, Portugal. He was the principal investigator in a number of national projects, participated in several international projects in several Robotics areas, and coordinated the IST participation in the European FP6 project URUS. He coordinated the European FP7 project MOnarCH and published several papers in international conferences and journals. His current research interests include social robotics, decision making under uncertainty, and fusion of information in multi-sensor systems.

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Humanismo científico, auto-conceito

Daniela Ribeiro

In this talk, Daniela dazzles the audience with her works and projects up-to-date, exposing her concept of “transhumanism” and “scientific humanism”.

Can AI help me compose a hit song?

François Pachet

Pachet takes the audience on a journey through the AI applications in the music world, to produce content that helps composers find their own musical style.

O bom, o mau e a avaliação

Francisco Azevedo

Francisco Azevedo shares an incisive analysis about the methods of evaluation that university students are subject to, in Portugal.

Como mudar o mundo.

Filipe Jeremias

In a very clear and direct way, Filipe raises questions about how education is structured and organized, and how it has an impact on how students learn.

A escola dentro, fora e além da caixa

João Couvaneiro

In this talk, João explores “what a school is for” and shows the audience how classes are taught in Mozambique, through solutions such as UNESCO’s “School in a box”.

Why is time so variable?

Joe Paton

Renowned scientist Joe Paton is one step closer to explaining how and why, neurologically speaking, our brain keeps track of time.

Musical Performance

Les Crazy Coconuts

Gil Jerónimo’s voice and Tiago Domingues’ drums join Adriana Juliano’s unpredictable and surprising tap dance to awake the audience.

BITCOIN - Where cutting edge tech makes money

Miguel Santos

In this talk, Miguel explores one promissing and controversial technology: BITcoin, the world’s first decentralized currency. Follow him on a quest through BITcoin’s social and technological impact.


Mistah Isaac

Rapper, beatboxer, jazz artist and Angolan poet, Mistah surprised the audience with an astonishing performance. Check him out!

The Little Buda project

Tomás Mello Breyner

Tomás inspires the audience with his personal story―how he found in meditation an alternative to the subterfuge of drugs, after he had been diagnosed with a rare hearing illness.



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