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24th February 2018


TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at 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 UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


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 video 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 are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations).


The journey to TEDxSIULavale 2018 started off in 2012 with SITM organizing its first ever TEDxSITM. The theme for the event was “An Eye for I”. Because of the response received from the attendees for a wonderful idea sharing platform, SITM organised its second TEDxSITM in 2014 with the theme “Together Towards Transition”. Being the cultural melting pot that Symbiosis Lavale campus is, a need was felt to mark the unity of the campus in being an open-minded and active idea sharing community of students. Hence, TEDxSITM was escalated to a whole new level – TEDxSIULavale. This meant a lot since the whole campus with 6 colleges was now associated with the event. Continuing this wonderful journey the theme for 2016 was“Ideations Unlimited… Dare to Share” and for 2017 it was “Stand. Speak. Show”. This year again, TEDxSIULavale is back with theriveting theme “#ideacracy”. The theme represents the power of ideas. In Greek, the word ‘cracy’ means a kind of rule and Ideacracy means The Rule of Ideas. TEDxSIULavale 2018 shall be the plethora of ideas which shall stimulate the spirit of the entire audience. Being a college campus, the speakers shall provide the necessary fuel to ignite a purpose in the young minds to propel their valuable ideas or come up with newer ones of their own. With the ‘hashtag’, we intend to make our wave of ideas viral.

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Mitali Mukherjee

Mitali Mukherjee is one of the most well known faces in the world of business journalism in India. With over 15 years experience in the television industry, she has handled a wide range of issues — from politics to global & local economics. She was previously News & Markets Editor at CNBC TV18 for over a decade. She has also worked with the TV Today group, Doordarshan (India’s National Broadcaster) & BBC World. Mitali has also worked on issues of socioeconomic importance with organisations like The World Bank & gender compensation with the Indian Express

Manoor Sachdev

Manoor is the chief Canine student at Canines Solutions private limited. His foremost responsibility is attracting, engaging , developing and finding life’s purpose for CSPL’s most important assets - it’s animals. His main vision is ‘to unlock the potential & bridge the gap between human and animal’. Manoor has rehabilitated many animals and corrected several human-animal interactions through his one on one Counselling sessions, resort and community work. For his ground-breaking approach he has been featured on many international News Networks, magazines and Actuality Programs including Discovery’s “India’s Best Job” and NDTV’s “Heavy Petting”.

Prashant Mali

Advocate Prashant Mali is a Internationally renowned Cyber Law & Cyber Security Expert, Author & Bombay High Court Lawyer based out of Mumbai, India . He is also Founder President of the award winning premier technology Law Firm "Cyber Law Consulting ". This year He has been awarded by the hands of eminent Jurist Soli Sorabjee as "Best Cyber Lawyer 2017” in India legal summit n Awards. In 2016 was awarded as “Cyber Security Lawyer of the year-India by Financial Monthly magazine of U K and in past been awarded as "Cyber Security & Cyber Law Lawyer of The Year:2014" by Indian National Bar Association. He is Masters in Computer Science & Masters in Law with certification in Computer Forensics & Systems Audit with working experience in the field of IT Security & Law for more than 20 Yrs. He has been interviewed by amost all National TV Channels and Quoted by leading News papers of India & abroad like Times of India, Business Standard,AsianAge,Bloomberg News to name a few.

Sonam Nair

Sonam Nair is a writer and director currently working in the Indian entertainment industry. After working as an assistant director with Ayan Mukerji and Vishal Bhardwaj, she wrote and directed her own feature film ‘Gippi’, produced by Dharma Productions. Since then, Sonam has directed web series, television, commercials, and short films. Her short film ‘Khujli’ received much acclaim, including a Best Actor in a Short Film Filmfare Award for its leading man Jackie Shroff.

Mithilesh Vazalwar

Mithilesh is a Coffee Q-Grader; one among the only 20-odd in India, a Coffee Roaster, Taster and Trainer, a Consultant to cafes & Roasters with several ongoing National and International Projects. He was also a keynote speaker at the India International festival, that was recently held in Bengaluru and his talk on 'Global Brewing Trends' was well received by top Industry experts. Mithilesh has undergone intensive trainings reiterating his belief that it takes uncompromising hours, working even 18 hours a day to back all those childhood dreams.

Mahesh Chauhan

An empathetic, resilient and inspiring personality, Mahesh Chauhan has been amongst the top 20 most influential people in advertising each from 2006 till 2010. With over 25 years of experience in hands-on Advertising, Brand Management and General Management, Mahesh is the Founder of SALT BRAND SOLUTIONS.His career involves working across both MNCs and Indian Companies and with large global networks in India like Ogilvy, Young & Rubicam, Leo Burnet to name a few.


Punya Arora

Punya Arora is a Punjabi by nature and South-Indian at heart and a self- proclaimed Biryani connoisseur! Her style of comedy is observational, light- hearted and may involve more than one accent. Punya has been featured on every major stand-up stage across India and her work has been covered by print, radio, Buzzfeed and Huffingtonpost India. She is in love with underwater photography, travelling and life in general. She is also a professional photographer and a visiting faculty at Light & Life Academy, Ooty.

Aneesha Dalal

Aneesha has been teaching for over seventeen years as a master instructor and principal dancer. She studied ballet for six years and has undergone training at international dance institutes like the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Harbor Dance Center and Pineapple Dance Studio. Voted as one of the ten fittest women in India by Vogue, Aneesha was fondly referred to as Madonna Madam by Shah Rukh Khan in the film Rab Ne Banadi Jodi. Aneesha also received IBN 7 Guru Shishya Award with Shiamak. She has modeled for Coke, Close Up, Reliance Samsung, Samsung washing Machine, Liril, Elle 18 and Adidas. Although a much sought after model, Aneesha has dedicated her life to dance. She is a certified Zumba instructors, Reebok trainer and received a distinction in her examination at The Royal Academy of Dance, London. She is currently the National Head for Instructors. She is a part of of Shiamak's contemporary dance show Selcouth.

Presenting the Core Team and the Junior Team


Abhishek Tambulwadkar


Abhinav Sood

Raveena Sharma

Prachi Gupta

Pratik Virulkar

Soumya Gupta

Junior Team- Akshay Borde || Abhishek Bhatt || Archana Chandra || Kaushal Bhatt || Niharika Singla || Nirali Dhum || Omkar Jabade || Sasi Dinesh



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