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 is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds- Technology, Entertainment and Design.
Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences - the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TED Global Conference in Edinburgh UK each summer.
TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.)
Theme: ALCHEMY OF SHARDS
Alchemy of Shards highlights the
property of bringing together the right pieces to build something stronger and better
“Bringing together just the right pieces”
seemingly magical process of
transformation, creation, or combination. Usually, the transformation of ordinary metals into gold
“When something breaks, if the pieces are large enough, you can fix it. Unfortunately, sometimes things do not break, they shatter. But when you let the light in, the shattered glass will glitter. And in those moments, when the pieces of what we caught the sun, I will remember just how beautiful it was.” This theme is based on the concept of Kintsugi. It is the 400-year-old Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold. It is built on the idea of embracing imperfections or failure. It highlights the broken pieces as a part of its design. What otherwise would have been considered as waste is now turned into something beautiful with the very "broken pieces" as its main selling point. Another way of looking at it is: when glass shatters, more light percolates through it again symbolizing accepting change which could be undesirable but we must be able to look at it from a perspective such that one can make the most out of it. Failure is but a stepping stone to success.
Vishal Malhotra is an Indian film and television actor and a show host. Malhotra was first seen hosting Disney Hour in 1995, and as a teenager in Hip Hip Hurray in 1998. He also hosted Disney Time on Sony Entertainment Television in 2004 and seen in movies such as Happy New Year, Anjana Anjaani and many more.
Prajwal N.H., a 14-year-old, is a certified Python programmer, Azure AI engineer, and a scrum master. This year, he co-founded a start-up called CloudAttack, a cloud computing company. The young tech enthusiast has also developed six applications that have received recognition at various levels. The 'India Book of Records' has recognised him as the 'Youngest certified Azure AI engineer associate'.
Jaskirat Kaur is the head of International Business Development and Marketing at Machani Group. Jaskirat has been at the forefront of the marketing and revenue generation of the group's AI & Robotics business, Machani Robotics. Jaskirat graduated in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from IIT Bombay in 2014 and completed her post-graduation MBA from IIM Bangalore. Jaskirat has pursued modelling professionally and was the runner-up in the national pageant 'Gladrags Miss India' in 2013.
Veena Sethuraman is a learning and development specialist working in a Fortune 100 organization by profession and a psychotherapist by passion. Outside of her work hours, you will find her working towards increasing awareness about mental health issues or working with the LGBTQ community to make their voices heard. She likes to observe human behaviours and explore the art and science behind it. She has experiences with trollers and cyber bullies in social media and she surprisingly enjoys responding to them.
Shruti Agnihotri works as production designer in the film industry. She is an artist who found her way to Mumbai after exploring various educational possibilities, cities and professions. She is a cat mother and a painter, who likes to slow herself down in her otherwise madly paced life. An experienced overthinker, Shruti now understands how embracing change and celebrating impermanence is the only way to a peaceful and creative life.
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K Naga Sravan
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Indian politician and chairperson of the National Commission for Women.
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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
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JOEY FOSTER ELLIS
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HARPREET SINGH GROVER
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