Theme


Think. Rise. Inspire. Beyond Excellence.

In our first conference, we are inclined to keep a theme broad enough to touch the sensitive, generally overlooked, aspects of our society. With the theme TRIBE, we have brought speakers from various walks of our lives to inspire us through their stories and experiences. Despite having different origins, we are all united with one unique ability, the ability to Think. A proficient thought process paves our way to success and upliftment. Success makes us Rise, rise beyond the arduous complexities of life. When we develop our thought process in that manner, we Inspire masses. And this paves the way for society’s advancement Beyond Excellence. Let us take a moment to celebrate the collective consciousness of the human TRIBE at TEDxKIITUniversity, this year. So fellow citizens of the world, let us excel Beyond Excellence.

Mission


In the conference of 2016, for the first time in KIIT University, we intend to open the window of possibilities for our young audience in the University. In the spirit of TEDx: IDEAS WORTH SPREADING, we strive to extend our platform to individuals who are the warriors of change and inspiration in our society.

Overview


“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

The candle lit on 13th of March,2016 was fueled on by the rigorous effort of students of KIIT University organizing its first independently organized TEDx event hosting a large number of interested students and speakers covering broad spectrum of fields, with the aim of creating an atmosphere of inspiring new ideas.

TEDx is a spin off conference of independent talks of technology demonstrations, art performances, research lectures and world changing ideas that are organized locally by the volunteers, free of any commercial, religious or political agenda. In the recent years, it has become a showroom for the intellectual style of the digital age convened to spark connection, conversation and community.

The TEDxKIITUniversity selected T.R.I.B.E. (Think Rise Inspire Beyond Excellence) as the main theme to deliver their goals from this event, whereby they explained that even after having different origins, we are all united by one ability – the ability to THINK. A proficient thought process paves our way to success which makes us RISE and INSPIRE the mankind BEYOND EXCELLENCE.

Likewise, the student organizers brought together a diverse array of youth from different majors, fields and ages to bring innovative ideas to light; enabling renowned accomplishers to deliver speeches about their experience and innovations. It presented a plethora of ideas projected by world-changing innovators from all around the country to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Head Organizer and Licensee, Biswajit Shaw said, “I believe that TEDxKIITUniversity is so much more than just another college event. We organized TEDx because we felt that our college is a powerhouse of ideas that needed nurturing and we really wanted to be able to inspire our community by proper exposure. I hope we are successful in our mission.”

The event hosted 7 speakers and 1 Indo-Canadian Jazz performance by Kay Brothers. They came from various fields and disciplines, from medicine to journalism, from entrepreneurship to business, to engineering and arts. Speakers included Dr. Nayna Patel, International Chess Master Padmini Rout, serial innovator Dr. Uddhab Bharali, Mr. Shubhranshu Choudhary, Jayabrata Bhadhuri, astute business leader Mr. Ajay Patel, and the journalist who inspired Manoj Bajpayee starrer movie, Aligarh, Deepu Sebastian Edmond.




This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.