TEDx & Symposium

TED and TEDx

About TED and TEDx:

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) which covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

A TEDx (x=independently organized TED event) is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.

TEDxVIIT 2019 was organized on 25 th March and the venue was the beautiful open-air Liberty Square, Phoenix Market City. The event was by graced by many eminent personalities:-

  • Tanya Khanijow : Travel logger and filmmaker
  • Dedeepya Reddy : Founder of Chal Rang De and Co-Founder of Fruitbowl Digital
  • Subhash Talekar : President of "Roti Bank" and "Cloth Bank"
  • Erika Abrams : Co-founder of Animal Aid Unlimited
  • Chef Amninder Sandhu : The only chosen Indian chef asked to compete on ‘The Final Table’, a Netflix series
  • Abhishek Mohurley : A global goodwill ambassador, a published author, and an Entrepreneur.
  • Vivek patil : The finalist of India's Got Talent season 5
  • Suswar Ganu : Director senior technology leader  of Deutsche Bank


About Symposium:                                                     

Built around the concept and vision of TED – Ideas Worth Spreading, Symposium is a TED Student Club working as a subsidiary of TEDxVIIT. Working towards the individual growth of all members, our motive is to develop the soft skills and the essential life skills of our members through real life situations, workshops, activities, and interactions. Symposium, literally meaning a gathering of like-minded people and having an interchange of ideas, stands true to the definition of the word and works towards a discussion of interesting ideas and initiating thought provoking conversations.

Symposium 2019-20 was graced by eminent personalities:-

  • Aroh Welankar : Theatre Artist and fitness enthusiast
  • Savani Vaze: Law aspirant, BhaDiPa content writer and a stand-up comedian
  • Prema Patil : Assistant police Officer attached to Pune city police Commissionerate
  • Rishabh Parakh : Chartered Accountant by Profession and a founder and Chief Gardener of Money Plant Consultancy