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.com. 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 TED.com, 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.
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Symbiosis International(Deemed) University, Lavale, Pune, 412015.