TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
TEDx, x = independently organized event.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)TED
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Event Manager, Co organiser
An avid reader and cinephile, Trishul is dedicated to social service and teaching. As a voluntary teacher for 4 years at an underprivileged orphanage, he knows the value of passing on knowledge and the importance of motivation, leading him to organize the TEDx conference.
Executive Producer, Co organiser
An aspiring Investment Banker, Vedaant is a high school senior at Greenwood High International School. His interests vary from trading in the stock market to playing sports like Cricket and Squash regularly. Being a part of the student council and an avid follower of TED talks lead him to co-organise the event for his school.
Sponsorship and Budget Manager, Co-Organizer
Rohan Shankar is a senior from Greenwood High International School, Bangalore. An avid interest in debate and public speaking drew him towards the TEDx platform. His favorite TED talk is "How to escape education's death valley" by Sir Ken Robinson. Some of his other interests include reading sci-fi thrillers, playing the tabla and guitar, and engaging in social-service activities.
Designer, Co organiser
Aparna Kola is a musician and an aspiring Bioinformatist. She is dedicated to community service as an advocate for spreading awareness about the prevention of cerebral palsy and strongly believes in "spreading ideas worth sharing" to inspire change in society. Through this TEDx initiative, she hopes to spark new discussions in millennials.
The theme for the event is Blue Sky Thinking.
Anand had a comfortable job as an executive in PepsiCo, which he left to found Chaitanya Microfinance which has 200,000 active clients and a portfolio value of 315 crore INR.
Vibhu is a 18 year old high school graduate spending his gap year on graphs and speaking at conferences to raise awareness about suicide and its impacts. He has also won the International Young Scientist Award.
Team Indus is the official Indian team in the world 's largest competition to send a robotic explorer to the moon. After winning $1 million and being the only Indian company to succeed at the Google Lunar XPrize competition and become the first private company to land on the moon.
Siddharth is one of the youngest authors in India and has been commended for his debut "The Special Fish". He contributed all his profits from the book to the draught affected farmers.
Dinesh is a philathropist, Skydiver, business development manager and co-founder of Walnut school of ideas. His company is trying to change edutech space in India and has over 100 success stories.
The event is open to high school students only.
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