AFTER WALKING THE TALK, TEDX SPEAKERS ARE HERE TO TALK
The idea of TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks has spread to our Goa, putting us on the map of this global ideas initiative. It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) converged. Today it covers almost any topic in the world. The talks conference or TEdx is organized across the globe by local partners. The Goa initiative TEdx Panaji will see its third edition of its talks this Sunday and it’s getting bigger and better with many of our very own speaking on their subjects of expertise
A artist who is
challenged but amazingly gifted, an IAS officer who s a role model of development, a game developer,
a peace activist a designer and an unique You tuber among others will get
talking in Goa this Sunday. They have all walked the talk and have now come
back to talk about how they walked the talk. And that is what Ted Talks are all
about. Shall we say its about talking the walk?
Frederika Menezes, an artist with cerebral palsy, Ashutosh
Pednekar an IAS officer who has created impact through his novel initiatives ,
Deepak Pathania an industrial designer who has won accolades, Greg Acuna a game
developer , writer and peace activist Dr. Sampadanand Mishra, a Sanskrit
scholar, Wendell Rodricks, a world-renowned fashion designer and others that
include an Infosys Prize-winning scientist, a DIY science channel Youtuber,
will be the speaker for the 2019 edition of Tedx Panaji
The event will be held on Sunday, April 28th, at the Kala
Academy in Panaji, Goa. The annual event, organized independently by a group of
volunteers under license from TED, provides a platform for diverse ideas
presented by fascinating speakers and performers. Each speaker gets a maximum
of eighteen minutes on stage.
the Lead Organizer of TEDxPanaji said they had taken a bigger venue this year
following the excellent response to last year and were hoping the 1000-seater
venue would be packed on Sunday morning. He said “We want people to come and
listen to new interesting ideas and expand their horizons”.
The event this year
carries the theme #Hacked, focusing on people who have inspired those around
them by using smarter, more efficient ways to be successful while demonstrating
intelligence, creativity, originality, resourcefulness and most importantly,
perseverance to help them rise above the ordinary and achieve great heights in
their field of work.
Having hosted two
half-day events in 2017 and 2018, the 2019 event promises to be much bigger,
with an all-day program featuring fourteen live speakers, two music and dance
performances by artistes of international repute, TED Talk videos and much
Speaking of the
challenges of organising such an event I Goa, Dattaprasad said “The people of
Goa are generally not clued into events like this and so it is a challenge
getting them interested in either attending it or in part of it as a corporate
sponsor. It is a battle to organise such events in Goa last year I had the
state government getting involved last year and it was very easy with the event
being free for everyone. This year however with the elections, the code of
conduct did not allow the state government to be associated”.
the talks that will happen in the AC auditorium, participants will also be able
to step into curated spaces outside the auditorium, such as the Start-up Zone,
where unique business start-ups from Goa will be showcased. An Experience Zone,
curated by the team of TEDxPanaji along with the Goa State Biodiversity Board,
will put the spotlight on unique Goan ideas, some of which are vanishing at a
fast pace. There will also be a section on technologically cutting-edge
advances in fields like robotics and IOT, with a special focus on agriculture.
Every aspect of the event will aim to amaze audiences with never-before seen or
heard-about ideas, and a curated Goan food experience along with music and
dance performances will be a highlight.
- Jobs for Goan youth? But where are the takers?
- BILLY JOEL, BEATLES & MORE AS GOA GOES ‘CLASSIC’
- ‘All of Me’ for children’s literature
- More than jobs, we want a better Panjim, say youth
- DO OUR CHILDREN KNOW GOA WELL?
- Learning and creating art globally
- Decision2019- WANTED: Statesmen, Visionaries, true leaders
- TIME TO TAKE A WALK IN YOUR GOA, AND DRAW AS YOU DO
- The Frozen Continent... Through the eyes of the traveller
- And now the watch has ended
- Goan films for Goa’s viewing pleasure
- A dog’s life... certainly
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