Even as we struggle under the crushing weight of the present, men and women across the planet have thrown down the gauntlet and have started in their own terms to seek answers elsewhere. And it is to them we turn to here at IMI New Delhi for TEDx New Delhi 2017. To help seek what we must in order to evolve beyond the fire and the wheel. To look beyond such issues that cudgels our mind and shortens our perspective.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers to speak for 18 minutes. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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 videos 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, including ours, are self-organized (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
With the theme “Ordered chaos” this year, we intend to show how it is ubiquitous in the lives of the living, the natural presence of chaos, and how we try to manage it. In desperate attempts to fit the events of life to the model we choose to define it with, humans look for patterns and plans in everything. The broad perspective for the event will be to inquire inside the human psyche by searching for this thought process in widely diverse places.
The event, now known for inspiring ideas and engaging experiences, has featured industry stalwarts from diverse spaces in the past. This edition hosts a portfolio of carefully selected talks, curated to be different; to be more selective, inventive and honest.