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Theme: Positive Disruption

This event occurred on
April 3, 2013
12:01pm - 3:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Port-au-Prince, OU

Disruption can be a positive—even vital—catalyst for change. At the 2013 TEDxChange, speakers will share how they have positively disrupted society, agriculture, technology, and communities in ways that make our world a better place.

Join us for 7 live video presentations by 7 global experts on these topics this Wednesday April 3, 2013 from noon to 3pm.

The event will be hosted by our special guests Ayesha Sayed and Latifah RahmDel from United Arab Emirates and TEDxUAEU.

We will also have a capoeira demonstration by the local Haitian group trained by mestre Flavio Saudade from Viva Rio in Bel Air, Port-au-Prince.

The conferences will be preceded by a conversation in real-time among the audiences at TEDxSantoDomingoChange and TEDxPortauPrinceChange about the challenges Haiti and the Dominican Republic share as an island.

Ecole Supériore d'Infotronique d'Haïti (ESIH)
29, deuxième ruelle Nazon
Port-au-Prince, OU, 99999
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Ayesha Sayed

A renegade student from the UAE, she is passionate about disruptive education and believes in the power of conversations in bringing humans together. She curated TEDxUAEU and wants to visit every country on earth before 30. Talk to her about self education, politics, women in the Middle East and the awesomeness of humanity. She would like to connect with like minded humans and work towards creating awesome spaces for conversation, action and connection. Her one big dream is a world without borders.

Latifah RahmDel

A person who fails to fit into categories. She came to the world in between two different cultures, along with taking the best out of them she saw the worst of it as well which made her believe that people shouldn't be judged by the color of their passports nor the actions of their governments. She grew up with Rumi's poems thus she finds ecstasy in writing and she's always accused to be controversial when it comes to writing about politics. She grew fond of puppets and decided to seek that path even though its not socially acceptable in her country yet. Show her an orphanage or a special needs center and she'll gladly spend all of her time in there. She believes that every child is entitled to be happy. She also runs an awesome puppet show in the United Arab Emirates to teach kids about children with disabilities and she writes political articles for a web magazine in LA.

Organizing team

Miranda Levy

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Port Au Prince, Haiti
  • Marlene Sam
    Logistics Coordinator
  • Harold Narcisse
    Academic Coordinator