October 22nd, 2017
ABOUT
TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three major realms : Technology, Entertainment, Design. The main Idea was to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.

TEDx

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. Although governed by the TED body, TEDx events are self-organized. (x=Independently organized event).

TEDx Thiruvananthapuram

TEDx Thiruvananthapuram an independently organized TED event, operated under license from TED. It is part of the Anchor program and supported by Infosys. TEDx Thiruvananthapuram will take place on October 22nd, 2017

SPEAKERS
Asha Jomis
Tech Entreprenuer

Founder of the Woman's Business Incubation Program and the co-founder of an Augmented Reality based
mobile apps platform. She also ardently supports fellow aspiring woman entrepreneurs.

Dr. Bina Thomas Tharakan
Archaeologist & Heritage Consultant

Started the Heritage Walks in the city of Thiruvananthapuram as a way of keeping the residents informed about the rich culture and history of this beautiful city.

Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram
Leading Cardiac Surgeon

The Cardiac Surgeon who performed the first ever successful heart transplant in Kerala as well as the first successful heart re-transplant in India. Awarded the Padma Shri in 2011.

Dr. V. P. Gangadharan
Leading Indian Oncologist

Established the Cochin Cancer Society to ensure that cancer care was given even to the people who could not afford it. He also helped setup the Medical Oncology Department at the Regional Cancer Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, the first of its kind in Kerala.

Prasanth Nair

Change Maker, IAS officer and community mobilizer

Fondly known as ‘collector bro’ among the youth. He gained widespread popularity for many of his initiatives such as crowdfunding a lake cleaning and bringing immensely positive changes in the administration.

Rachel Thomas
First Woman Skydiver from India

She has completed 650 jumps in a skydiving career that spans across many decades. While simultaneously pursuing a career in the Indian Railways, she also performed one of her toughest jumps over the North Pole in the midst of a blizzard, for which she holds a record. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009.

Rima Kallingal
Danseuse, Actor and Philanthropist

Kerala State Award winning actress, known for popular roles in movies like 22 Female Kottayam, Nidra, Indian Rupee, and many more. She is also extremely passionate about dancing and runs her own dance school.

Saji Valasseril
Swimming Coach

After witnessing the Thekkady river accident, which consumed the lives of 45 people, this man dedicated his life to teach children with disabilities how to swim even in the harshest conditions.

Somanath S
Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, ISRO

An expert in system engineering of launch vehicles, he was the Project Director of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission, and also contributed to the development of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Being in the space industry for more than three decades, he is also well versed with the latest developments in space exploration.

C. Unnikrishnan
Revolutionary Changemaker

Getting hooked to the game of chess at a very young age, he initiated a radical movement back in his village Marottichal, which helped curb the alcohol addiction of the people living there.

TEAM
Vishnu Prasad
Licensee, Curator and Organizer
Bhakta Pande
Co-curator
Aravind ML
Lead Designer
Hima Bindu Bhardwaj
Audience Experience
Adarsh Mahadevan
Sponsorship
Gautham Krishnan
Social Media
Rohan Giriraj
Production and Event coordination
PARTNERS

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