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.)
TEDx IMI New Delhi 2017 is the 2nd edition of TEDx talks at IMI New Delhi. This is an independently organized TED like conference by a student led team at IMI Delhi operated under a license from TED. It is a one of a kind gathering of all the leading thinkers and innovators at the International Management Institute, New Delhi, who will come, share and inspire.
The theme for this year is- 'Zoom Out'. It is based on the idea that we human beings often fail to realise the bigger picture–the greater truth that lies beyond the smaller one, which veils us from the end objective.