TED is happening in India for the first time. For those who haven’t heard of TED here is a small brief in their own words. ‘TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year’s TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.’
This edition in India promises to be amongst the best TED conferences. Chris Anderson, TED curator and host in the press release recently quoted “I am impressed with the diversity and the incredible stories that the speakers and attendees are bringing to TEDIndia. The response to TED in India has surpassed our expectations.” Lakshmi Pratury says ‘We will work together to tell India’s story to the world’.
Some of the talks will revolve on:
- Which local innovations are destined for global impact?
- Who are the young thinkers and doers capable of shaping the future?
- Can there be economic advancement without environmental destruction?
- Can a pluralistic democracy survive in the face of rising fundamentalism?
- Can we make money and be good? Really?
- What should we learn – or fear? — from China’s investment in Africa?
- Do we have enough water for everyone?
- How do we keep our youth challenged and our aged healthy?
- How can anti-poverty solutions be brought to scale?
- Is there wisdom to be found in traditional medicine??
- Which other ancient traditions can illuminate modern life?
Catch all the action LIVE on the dashboard we’ve specially created for TED India at http://TEDIndia.blogadda.com
The TEDIndia experience will include:
- A fast-paced, highly curated three-day stage program featuring TED’s famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, dance, short talks, video interludes and other surprises
- TED University, the hugely popular pre-conference session where attendees share their areas of expertise, from “How to negotiate a term sheet” to “How to break a board with your bare hands.”
- Optional pre-conference activities, including carefully curated TED-exclusive tours of local historical sites and visits with regional NGOs
- Gorgeous, immersive evening events at historic sites around Mysore
- Art exhibits, tech demos, and other immersive on-site experiences
- Intense conversation breaks, where attendees and speakers delve into the ideas introduced on stage
- Our unique Simulcast room, where you can watch the entire conference in a more informal setting
- The famous TED Gift Bag, free to all attendees and filled with complimentary goodies
- Online tools for connecting with other attendees, before and after the conference
- Browse TEDTalks in the special Theme “A Taste of TEDIndia”
There are around 44 speakers that will be presenting the famous 18-minute TED talks. All the sessions look pretty interesting – some of the speakers to watch out for would include Usha Uthup, Tony Hsieh, Scott Cook, Pranav Mistry, Charles Anderson, Sunitha Krishnan, Ramachandra Budihal, Shekhar Kapur, C.K. Prahalad and Shashi Tharoor. Check out the complete list of speakers here.
Indiatimes is going to present the LIVE webcasting for the whole of Day 1 and the last session of Day 3. Tune in tomorrow at the Indiatimes coverage.
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