BANGALORE: A nonprofit event, conceived with the belief that amazing things happen when money is not the motive, TED, a global set of conferences, has created a program called TEDx, and it is coming to Bangalore, this August 3 at MLR Convention Centre.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together, where all topics under the sun are discussed. “The event is called TEDxBangalore where x = independently organized TED event,” a press release issued by TEDxBangalore said.
At the event, videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The theme for the inaugural TEDxBangalore is Challenge ____. The platform brings together speakers from across India as well as from countries like Morocco, Bahrain and Lebanon who are redefining success and making it more inclusive. These are people who have challenged the status quo, challenged long held societal beliefs, challenged themselves to be better and in doing so pivoted their communities and cities into a world of possibilities.
Some of the speakers include Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul (designer duo), Rupsa Malik (Director, Programs and Innovation at CREA), Jadav “Molai” Payeng (Mishing tribe environmental activist and forestry worker from Jorhat), Shobha Murthy (founder of the NGO - Aarambh) and Carla Diana (designer, writer and educator).