TEDxKIITUniversity 2021


Theme

Aurora : The Atom of Ambition


The atom of ambition is the smallest, indivisible essence of one’s journey towards the greater good. These atoms of aspiration and faith could represent an idea or a thought that has the potential of pushing us towards achieving a blissful future and guiding us to a utopia. It is perhaps a similar feeling that one feels when the night first breaks into the dawn, that shines with the golden rays of light shattering the night’s blindness and illuminating its very being. This is what Aurora stands for: the night’s atom of ambition, that leads it towards a promising dawn. Aurora promotes the idea of hope, the beginning of a new day, a new chance for happiness and advancement. During the ongoing pandemic, when the entire human race has been put to the test of tolerance and when this perpetual struggle feels like the never-ending night, the whole world is sustaining itself on the sole plank of hope; the hope that aurora will denounce the darkness and give us the strength to start over and come out even stronger. Aurora is not only a symbol for optimism but also reminiscent of the Aurora Borealis, a phenomenon also known as ‘Northern Lights’. Hope is an amalgamation of people's beliefs and faiths and in the same way


Aurora Borealis is a wholesome fusion of delicate ripples of green, blue, pink and purple light which float through the night sky highlighting the overlapping of different colours and themes that results in a nature’s wonder that is the beacon of hope and happiness for all humankind. We at TEDxKIITUniversity, believe that a vast dawn of ideas is the peculiarity of our century, and that in that aurora our world will, once again, find magnificent radiance. With the help of the ideas that flow through our speakers TEDxKIITUniversity aims at inspiring our audience to have and believe in their own ideas and introduce their atom of ambition. We believe that for as long as the atom of ambition is alive, no shadow of the night shall be without a dawn of hope.

Organisers

Organiser

ADITYA CHAUBEY
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CEO

Organiser

ALANKRITA TEWARI
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LICENSEE

Organiser

DEVRAJ BORA
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CO - ORGANISER

SPEAKERS


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Anand Swaroop

Mountaineer

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Cristina Zenato

Shark Behaviorist

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Kallol Ghosh

Social Entrepreneur

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Maj A.K. Singh

Kirti Chakra

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Priyanka Srivastava

System Engineer at NASA (JPL)

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Usha Rani Naik

Sabai Grass Handicraft Designer

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Kaleida - Cicely and Christina

Electronic Duo

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Madhushree Bhattacharya

Playback singer

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Praveen Chauhan

Environment Activist

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Dr. Jitender Aggarwal

Educationist

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Varshita Ramesh

Singer - Songwriter

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Pranshu Chatur Lal

Percussionist

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Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti

Epidemiologist

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Walter Volpatto

Senior Colorist
Company 3 Hollywood

TEDxKIITUniversity 2019


Theme

Right Angle Of The Clock


Time is the chisel that sculpts every stone. Every idea is valuable, but the right angle of time determines the durability of the idea, thereby characterizing it as either productive or otherwise. The right angle is not merely a mathematical calque of Latin "angulus rectus", meaning "upright"; but a symbol of both precision and perfection. From Pythagoras to Thales, everyone has strengthened the theory of a right angle. Time is the entity that serves as the fourth dimension of space. It is an illusion created by the mind to aid in our sense of temporal presence in the vast ocean of space. However, for better or worse, one cannot change the past. One can only look forward and act in a manner that will set the course for a better future. They always say, time changes things, but in reality it is us who bring about vast transformations. The clock is ticking, the hours are passing by, the past increases, the future recedes and thus, possibilities continue to decrease. Through our theme- “Right Angle Of The Clock”, we tell you that it is never too early or too late to be whoever you want to be. We hail the strength of people who enacted to the vision behind their ideas in the right time. In 24 hours, a clock turns to 90 degree for exactly 44 times.With this, we only mean to substantiate the fact that life gives us a lot of opportunities and only those who are able to mould their ideas into action at the right angle of clock spread the radiance of their efforts in this competent and varying world.


With perseverance, consistency and determination, we can make the hardest of times our own and even the most difficult of ventures a pleasant endeavour. History has stood witness to a wide array of people who didn’t wait for the perfect clock alignment but stood up and rewrote history on their own. Be it Charles Bukowski, who for most part of his life was a alcoholic, but rose to the stature of a great novelist by sheer perseverance; or someone like Ansel Adams who didn’t wait for the perfect photograph. Mark Zuckerberg was 20 when he founded Facebook and went on to become the youngest billionaire. Sir Richard Branson was 42 when he achieved the same milestone. At TEDxKIITUniversity, we firmly believe that it is imperative for the adolescents of Generation Z to be able to think on their feet and not get caught up in a realm comprising of what-ifs and should-haves. We must put our best foot forward ornamented with consistent efforts and knowledge in the right time to create a positive impact within our fraternity. Through “Right Angle Of The Clock”, we advocate the fact that we must be responsible enough for our actions and not propagate nihilism by waiting for things to happen. Instead, we must be quick and responsive and be able to tackle whatever befalls without deliberate excuses.

Organisers

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SHANTANU RAJ
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CEO

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SWARNIMA JHA
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CO-ORGANISER

Organiser

MANISH KUMAR
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SPEAKERS


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Dr. Anil Kumar Mandal

Ophthalmologist

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Vishwas K.S.

Athlete

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Bijal Damani

Educationalist

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CDR Pradeep Singh

Commodore

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Dr. Praveen Kumar Vemula

Innovator

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Karishma Shahani Khan

Fashion Designer

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Manish Mathur

Founder
Prayas Innovation

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Deane de Menezes

Founder
Red is the new Green

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Vijay Nishant

Environmentalist

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Peter Gladson

Musician

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Amit Verma

Speed Painter

TEDxKIITUniversity 2018


Theme

Energy Never Dies (E.N.D.)


Human spirit is the quintessential blend of organic nucleus of transcendental matter, which in its core integrates and summarizes the elements or types that are persistent and immortal and have evolved, acquiring in the medium of rigorous experience, all the properties and attributes that contribute to the conscience. Such inexhaustible spirit is the result of tireless efforts over the years that carry the baton forward, thereby immortalising our ancestors.


The energy of the mind is the essence of life - it is seamless, with no beginning and no end, something that cannot be suppressed under any circumstances - our thought initiates it, our emotion amplifies it and our action magnifies its momentum. “Energy Never Dies” advocates that though transitory, human efforts are not perishable. The third edition of TEDxKIITUniversity was graced by acclaimed personalities like Lt. Gen. D. S. Hooda- the mastermind behind the Surgical Strikes of September, 2016 in India; Mr. Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay- the father of Caterpillar Trains and Mr. Aakash Gaurav- India’s first blockchain entrepreneur. We to establish that human energy is in proportion to the number of hindrances it is subjected to, which renders it quite incapable of perishing.

Organisers

Organiser

PRATYUSH MALVIYA
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LICENSEE & CEO

Organiser

MANISH SEHGAL
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CO-ORGANISER

SPEAKERS


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Aakash Gaurav

Entrepreneur

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The Troublesome Duo

Chef

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Abhas Kumar Mitra

Astrophysicist

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Bhumika Saini

Educator

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Risabh Seen

Musician

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Lalitha Raghuram

Social Activist

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Rishikesh Potdar

Artist

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Ashwani Upadhyaya

Civil Engineer

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Patrick Rajkumar

Sports man
&
Professor

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Lt.Gen DS Hooda

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command

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Dr.Vishal Rao

Oncologist
&
Inventor

TEDxKIITUniversity 2017


Theme

Butterfly Effect-The Biggest Small Change


Great changes do not happen in the blink of an eye. If we ponder upon this notion, we can understand that many monumental events that have redefined the norms of this world had in fact, been a series of small occurrences. The theory behind the significance of minute occurrences in the anticipation of colossal events is explained by ‘the butterfly effect’, which suggests the possible onset of a tornado in Texas, as predicted from the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil.


In the year 2017, we traced the footsteps of small, yet significant changes and focussed upon the immensity of the impact they can lead up to. The biggest small change begins when we harness every trace of energy residing inside us, to take that small step or a blind leap of faith. The moment that defines the rest of our journey is the one in which we decided to seize it, foregoing our fears and doubts. The second edition of TEDxKIITUniversity had the proud privilege of witnessing talks from the likes of Acharya Laxmi Narayan Tripathi - the first transgender to have represented Asia Pacific in the UN; and Mr. K Vaitheeswaran – the founder of India’s first E-Commerce Website - IndiaPlaza.com. With the realisation that all great things take place by gradual increments, last fall, we aimed at acknowledging the importance of seizing the moment.

Organisers

Organiser

PRADEEP KUMAR
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CEO

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ADITYA SRIVASTAVA
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LICENSEE

Organiser

SAKSHI SURI
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CO-ORGANISER

SPEAKERS


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K Vaitheeswaran

Entrepreneur & Pioneer
& Mentor

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Laxmi Agarwal

Women Rights Activist

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Laxmi Tripathi

Transgender Activist & Author

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Mahesh Bhat

Photo Journalist, author & film maker

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Manan Thakrar

Doctor, Orator & Stand-up Comic & Co-founder of The Comedy Jams

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Parag Mankeekar

Gaming Solutions
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Developer

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Vivek Patil

Neon Light Artist
&
Sand Artist

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Shiraz Gidwani

Entrepreneur
&
Chief Executive

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Teju Nageswari

Trainer & Entrepreneur

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Rhythm Shaw

Musician

TEDxKIITUniversity 2016


Theme

Think,Rise,Inspire beyond Excellence( T.R.I.B.E )


We belong to different cultures and diverged ethnic societies; through our imaginations, we unite by withholding our common and profound insight for possessing knowledge and spreading the same. With great efforts through all innovative ideas and common but fascinating ability to THINK, we motivate people around us to RISE and create the desired future from their hard work; hence propel other unique individuals to get INSPIRE and achieve success BEYOND EXCELLENCE.


In our maiden version of the conference, we stressed upon the collective consciousness of the human society and invited speakers such as Mr. Deepu Sebastian Edmond, the journalist whose work inspired the movie ‘Aligarh’ – a biographical drama depicting the sexual identity of a professor, and Mr. Uddhab Bharali – the renowned serial innovator of more than 100 projects; to inspire our young attendees through their words.

Organisers

Organiser

BISWAJIT SHAW
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LICENSEE & CEO

Organiser

SOURODEEP DEY
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CO-ORGANISER

SPEAKERS


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Deepu Sebastian Edmond

Jouranalist

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Padmini Rout

Chess player

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Dr. Uddhab Bharali

Innovator

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Kay Brothers

Indo Jazz Music

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Mr. Jayabrata Bhaduri

Entrepreneur

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Shubhranshu Choudhary

Journalist

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Dr. Nayna Patel

Medical Director of Akanksha Infertility & IVF clinic

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Bhubaneswar, Odisha - 751024