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 TEDxParamaribo, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxParamaribo event, TEDTalks 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.

TEDx Experience

What Others Think about TEDxParamaribo


“This is an international platform for smart thinkers in Suriname.”


“I experience TEDxParamaribo as a boundless source of inspiration and a unique experience!”


“TEDx is my Brain Spa”



On the 29th of May 2015, we presented TEDxParamariboWomen with the question: How does positive change begin? We brought innovative thinkers who had spread fantastic ideas and were taking action to realize them. The event was therefore fittingly themed Momentum.

Courtyard by Marriott
Anton Dragtenweg 52-54
29 May 2015
18.30 – 22.30

Registration fee: SRD 75,00 incl. drinks & snacks


Fashion Design Challenge

At the beginning of the year TEDxParamaribo issued its Fashion Design Challenge for designers in Suriname to create a dress, a bag or a hat from recycled materials. Their prize would be a personalized coaching track with professional designer Remko Sintmaartensdijk culminating in a fashion show during the next TEDxParamaribo event. The 5 finalist announced in March worked hard to prepare their next creations under Remko’s guidance. The finalists showed their creations on may 29th, at TEDxParamariboWomen, in Courtyard by Marriott.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

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