We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.
So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. Today, the two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com in more than 100 languages.
This has led to a global community focused on change through the power of ideas, bringing together the best from three worlds – Technology, Entertainment and Design and has recently taken up a broader scope ranging from science and business to global issues.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a TED created program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These events are open-source and community driven that inspire innovation, through leadership and visionary insight.
Our event is named TEDxVITPune, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TEDxVITPune is an independent TED event organized in Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, an autonomous institute affiliated to Savitribai Phule University. Started in 2015, TEDxVITPune was among the first TEDx events in Pune and has grown to be a premier platform for furthering TED’s mission of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, within its local community. Over the past five events, TEDxVITPune has brought together visionaries, thinkers and doers of different disciplines from around the country to create a one-day event filled with ideas and discussions that contribute to meaningful change.
The event has hosted the likes of Stefano Pelle, Mahesh Kale, Rohit Pandharkar, Avinash Dharmadhikari, Niranjan Pedanekar, Anusree Raha, Nupur Dhakephalkar and Adithya Narayanan. Cumulatively, the event has garnered an extensive following around the country and has been recognized as an exemplary TEDx event in India.
Community forms the essence of a TEDx event. Being a part of one makes us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It gives us opportunities to connect with people and supports our common interests.
The TEDxVITPune community has developed over a span of 6 editions, welcoming people from all disciples of life and cultures who seek powerful thoughts, those that can revolutionise.
At TEDxVITPune we cherish and celebrate our local community, our audience and engage them in varied ways. As a souvenir of this all encompassing experience, we also curate merchandise for our attendees.