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Theme: Das Tripas Coração - Go the Extra Mile

This event occurred on
April 28, 2012
9:00am - 7:00pm WEST
(UTC +1hr)

The theme of this year's TEDxOporto is "Das tripas coração", which very losely translates to "Go the Extra Mile". This is a way to help shake people's attitudes up and perceptions towards the huge recession we are currently going through. We will have testimonies from people who have winning ideas, who will share them with us as thinkers, entrepreneurs and people who made the difference against all odds.

Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória
Rua de São Bento da Vitória
Porto, 4050-543
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

João Lopes Martins

CEO of a IT Startup involved in several different cloud computing projects

Rick de Gaay Fortman

Fundraiser, SolarAid supporter (www.solar-aid.org). Cycled from from Cape Town to Nairobi.

Lala Deheinzelin

World specialist in Creative Economy & Sustainable Development. She created and coordinates the Create Futures international movement

José Paixão

Creator of the "Arrebita Porto" project that rehabilitates old buildings at zero cost

Mário Forjaz Secca

Portuguese Scientist (physicist)

Miguel Gonçalves

Over the last decade has been transforming ideas into projects. In 2010 launched the Spark Agency, an agency where creativity is IdeaStarter

Peter Oswaldt

Travelled extensively (became the 14th person in the world most traveled), having now moved more than 90% of the countries of the world, and plans to visit the remaining 10% in coming years.

Ricardo Quina

A young portuguese man working abroad in Cloud Computing

"e-Patient Dave" deBronkart

Five years ago Dave found he had kidney cancer. Despite a deeply pessimistic prognosis Dave beat cancer and is now an active spokesman for a movement that aims to put patients at the center of healthcare. Dave is also deeply involved with TEDMED - challenge #19!

Nita Domingos

21 year portuguese woman with neurofibromatosis and multiple other diseases but who refuses to let it bring her down.

Paul Bay

Marketing guru

Pedro Pinto

Pedro has been working toward a more smart, responsible and sustainable health care system, based on the promotion of well being and personal balance.

Momentum Crew Portugal

A professional B-boying crew

Mário Patrocínio

Spent two years in one of the most infamous favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: "Complexo do Alemão" and directed a documentary called "Complex - Parallel Universe" about his experience. In 2011 this was the Portugal's most watched documentary.

Peter Sage

Peter is an international entrepreneur and came to tell us about his week-long run in the Marathon Des Sables - in the desert.

Luís Américo

Renowned Portuguese molecular gastronomy chef.


Street artist who is taking Lisbon by storm with his unique and thought provoking installations in public places.

Organizing team


Lisbon, Portugal


Porto, Portugal
  • Mariana Silva
  • Hugo Magalhães
    Sponsorships, Volunteers and Ticket Office (coordinator)
  • Marlene Pires
    Sponsorships, Volunteers and Ticket Office
  • Helder Miranda
    Sponsorships, Volunteers and Ticket Office
  • Pedro Geraldes
    Production (coordinator)
  • Sofia Lage
  • Luís Gachineiro
  • Eliana Lopes
  • Sofia Ferreira
    Social Networks (coordinator)
  • Ana Cláudia Santos
    Social Networks
  • Sónia Costa
    Social Networks
  • Luís Galrão
    Social Networks
  • Sérgio Leitão
    Promotion, Marketing and Design (coordinator)
  • Vasco Vasconcelos
    Promotion, Marketing and Design
  • Carla Carrinho
    Promotion, Marketing and Design
  • Tiago Pereira
  • Mário Pires
  • Natália Guimarães