What is TED?

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 speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

What is TEDx?
x = independently organized event

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)

What is TEDxBITSHyderabad?

TEDxBlTSHyderabad 2016 will be organized on 13th November 2016, with the theme "Dream. Think. Evolve." The theme is an expression of our belief that any "Idea", develops in these three stages. You Dream of an Idea. You Think and formulate it. And then you Evolve that Idea into reality.

TEDxBITSHyderabad is a TEDx event organized by a dynamic and passionate team of students and staff of BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus who strongly believe in the power of ideas. It is held at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad, which is a beautiful 200-acre campus. It is a residential campus with a strength of 2500+ students and over 250 faculty members.

The first edition was held on 25th November, 2012. The theme of the event was "At the Heart of Innovation". The event was attended by a curious and inquisitive minds as diverse as our speaker line-up. TEDxBlTSHyderabad chapter was organized for the second time in September 2014. It was a novel experience for the audience, to witness in our newly inaugurated auditorium, a number of bright minds coming together and sharing their experiences.

Hosting previous editions of TEDxBlTSHyderabad was a deeply gratifying and motivating experience for us. The success of those editions is a major driving force for TEDxBlTSHyderabad 2016. And with that spirit, we plan to make TEDxBlTSHyderabad bigger and better than before.

The TEDx TEAM

Dhruv Garg


Dhruv Garg
Licensee

Anuj Saxena


Anuj Saxena
Co-Licensee

Piyush Sinhal


Piyush Sinhal
Hospitality Lead

Vivek Yadav


Vivek Yadav
Design Manager

Shaurya Bajaj


Shaurya Bajaj
Relations Manager

Prakhar Gupta


Prakhar Gupta
Relations Manager

Praneeth Kruthiventi


Praneeth Kruthiventi
Speaker Research Lead

Sajal Bansal


Sajal Bansal
Stage Controls Lead

Nevil Kathiria


Nevil Katharia
Logistics Lead

Shrinil Thakkar


Shrinil Thakkar
Technical Lead