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After a roaring success last year, TEDxBangalore returns to showcase the best of Bangalore’s ideas as well as projects and people from across the globe under the theme ‘All or Nothing’. It is poised to be one of India’s foremost TEDx events in the space of disruptive thinking. Over one thousand TEDx aficionados, leading thinkers, visionaries and doers will come together on 4th October 2015.
Date: October 4th 2015
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Venue: MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield
“We are fortunate to be living in momentous times, and though we have made much progress in the past few decades, it is not yet our time to rest”, said Sartaj Anand, Curator TEDxBangalore at the launch of the 2nd edition of the event. It is this spirit that brings together an eclectic mix of Bangaloreans – entrepreneurs, professionals, students, artists and expats, who call this city home to give back to Bengaluru with a complete non-profit motive at heart.
This year, the platform will present to the world, a new generation of leaders who want to bring down barriers and take ownership of a future built around radical transparency. Space entrepreneurship, digital recreation of whole organisms, generative art are just some of the fascinating themes that TEDxBangalore will explore in 2015.
New Power: The opening session deals with embracing the fact that a radical society can be built only when billions unite.
Yonathan Raz-Fridman, Co-founder & CEO Kano
Rohit Varma, Wildlife Photographer
Aathma, Funk Rock Band
On The Fringe: The second session stresses on the need to involve those who lie on the fringes of our society in discourse so as to collectively shape our future.
Arturo Vittori, CEO Warka Water Inc.
Natasha Singh, Generative Artist & Co-founder TimeBlur
Aaron Sherinian, United Nations Foundation
Disrupt Or Die: The final session showcases the disruptive thinkers, the future pioneers who encourage us to join them in their endeavours.
Stephen Larson, Co-founder OpenWorm
Susmita Mohanty, CEO Earth2Orbit
About TEDx, x = independently organised event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised 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-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organise TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. Selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit www.ted.com/registration.