TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our future. TEDx events are independently organized local, self-started events where x=independently organized TED event.
TEDx can be seen as an opportunity to introduce someone new to the spirit and experience of TED to share ideas in any discipline of technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, development. TEDx events are all about providing a platform with a difference to people for connecting, sharing their experiences and spreading ideas which otherwise would have gone unrecognized. TEDxGlobalAcademy
“Catalysts for Change” was the theme chosen by TEDxGlobalAcademy. The event happened on 27th April, 2018 in the auditorium of Global Academy of Technology. The event hosted a stellar lineup of speakers like Dr. B M Hegde Consultant Cardiologist, Manipal Group, Mr. Praveen Sood,IPS Officer currently serving as DGP – CID, Karnataka State Police, Bengaluru. Dr. Som Dutta Singh, Vice Chairman, NASSCOM Product Council & Advisory Board Member, Niti Aayog, Mr. Saveen Menon, Body Transformation Specialist, Mr. Hemanth M Rao, Kannada Film Director and Screen Writer of “Godhi Banna Saadharana Mykattu”, Ms. Shruthi Ravi, Architect and Social Entrepreneur, Mr. Pritham Kumar, Lighting Designer and Theatre artist, Mr. Y V Karthik, Businessman, Mr. Ganesh Dutta Lakkur, a young enterprising Motivational Trainer and blogger, Ms. Payal Agarwal, Software Engineer, Mr. Anirudh S Dutt, Change Agent for BBMP. All the speakers proposed to be a catalyst for positive and productive change in the community to ensure a better future for all by creating space for interaction and network building.
The performers can make a bold statement with their act or can simply be a beautiful “palate cleanser” for the audience in between a couple of TED talks. TEDxGlobalAcademy created an opportunity to showcase the talent of the student community of the Institution as well as youngsters from external sources. It hosted performances of varied genre like a Kathak dance performance by Ms. Bhuvana G Prasad, RUBIX Cube – A Minute Game by Mr. Rahul, Music Concert by Ms. Aishwarya Rangarajan and Team and Beatboxing by Mr. Hariharan.
TEDxGlobalAcademy was hosted by Dr. Neena Prasad, the official TEDx licensee and Curator