2020 Edition


For the third year in a row Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics will be hosting a TEDx event. This year’s event will be held online under the theme Break the rules on the 24th of September, 2020. Our goal is to inspire our audience to dream of change and challenge the status quo.

These are just some of the questions we aim to answer at this year’s edition of TEDxCatòlicaLisbonSBE: 

What does it mean to break the rules?

How do you break the rules effectively to initiate change?

What makes an idea to a rule breaking?

How do you inspire people to not accept the status quo and to do things differently?

How do you turn a rule breaking idea into action to create a change in society?

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About TEDxCatólicaLisbonSBE

TEDxCatólicaLisbonSBE brings together the unique and remarkable format of TEDx, as the global phenomenon of “ideas worth spreading”, with the spirit and mission of CATÓLICA-LISBON to empower intellectual leadership as well as to provide a lifelong learning environment. We are dedicated to foster knowledge, innovation and inspiration and we want to encourage all participants to dream of change and promote an endeavor of change to every individual mindset.

About Católica-Lisbon

Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics is among the Top Business schools in Europe. As the first Portuguese Business School in Portugal to be accredited with the triple crown, it performs under its vision to develop outstanding individuals with high-level careers in management and economics. With 40% international faculty members and 50% international students in the master programs, the school provides remarkably high value by combining about 60 different nationalities from all over the globe in the classrooms. Driven by innovation and development, Católica’s goals perfectly align with the idea behind an event like TEDx. 

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.


This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.