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What is TED?
TED is a global foundation devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is the largest international meeting in the world where the best minds come together to share ideas. With its two annual conferences, video website TED.com, initiatives and community projects, TED is now a platform and a global movement focused on meaningful change through the power of ideas.
What is TEDx?
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, Ideas Worth Spreading. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- spark deep conversation and connections.
TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
TEDxSonaCollege, is to be held in Salem, Tamil Nadu. It is an event where speakers from diverse fields come to share their thoughts and ideas. The event is scheduled to be held on 9th June 2012, Saturday. This is an event of global repute and is a one day event. I am sure you would have come across a few TED talks before. These TED events are held all over the world every year and most eminent personalities would have spoken at atleast one of the TED talks.
Sona College of Technology is an engineering college located in Salem, Tamil Nadu. It is considered as one of the best engineering colleges in the country and is moving higher in the list of best engineering colleges in India. The college is located in the heart of Salem city and is easily accessible by road from Bangalore and Chennai, which are the nearest metro cities.
Why attend TEDxSonaCollege?
Come and be a part of a global event and be in the elite list of people to have attended a TEDx event. To share the spirit of “Ideas worth spreading” and get inspired by new ideas. A chance to meet and network with the reputed speakers and distinguished attendees.
Nikita Singh works as an editor at Grapevine India Publishers, India’s first community of authors. She is consistently one of the highest selling authors at the online platform - Flipkart.com. She outstrips the likes of Nicholas Sparks, Amitav Ghosh and Ayn Rand. (Source: Flipkart.com)Apart from these three books, Nikita has also contributed to the immensely successful "The Backbenchers" series. She has written the second book of the series (The Backbenchers: The Missed Call) which is slated to release in March 2012, under a pen name (Sidharth Oberoi), by Grapevine India Publishers. Her another book "Self Destruct In 3 Minutes" is slated to release in August 2012 with Penguin Books, India, one of the biggest publishing houses in the world.One of the youngest and the most prolific authors in the Indian fiction scene, her works are characterized by humour and practicality. She is seen as one of the most unabashed writers in the genre.She maintains a blog at blog.nikitasingh.com which is liked by the young generation and has been appreciated widely.She is currently in the fourth and final year of her college, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at Acropolis Institute, Indore.
Preeti Shenoy, named among one of the top five authors in India by CNN-IBN, weaves magic with her words and pictures. An extremely talented and versatile individual, her Twitter bio reads:"Best-selling Author, Artist specializing in pencil portraits, Poet, Yoga-Buff, Ex-basketball player, Blogger, Dobe-owner, Nature lover and a Mother."Her interests are as multifarious and diverse as her several academic degrees which include an internationally recognised qualification from UK in portraiture.DNA has described her as a 'Keenly observant mind' and Times of India describes her writing as 'Excellent story telling skills'. There is simplicity in her writing that appeals to the inherent good in all and her positivity and 'Live life to the fullest' philosophy finds a large number of takers, who follow her very popular blog.Her pencil-portraits are life like which strike you with a realism that take you aback. She is also an avid card-maker and a poet. She has written for publications like Times of India, Readers Digest and many more. She has worked with under-privileged children teaching them English and Math. She has worked with several schools conducting workshops on thinking skills and creative crafts. She is currently working on her fourth book and she says, "Life is short. Follow your heart and chase your dreams. And yes, they will come true."
The Founder and Chief Trainer of KWEC, Rahul employs his signature style – a combination of high energy levels, a willingness to reinvent and an enviable presence of mind to impart the most difficult lessons in the most palatable form.His experience of a decade has been enriched by conducting over a thousand sessions covering all ranks and positions of a corporate hierarchy which makes him a preferred choice for various interventions.He specializes in conducting sessions for cross cultural leadership teams and is at home while interacting and involving high profile individuals from across the world.Rahul Kapoor is also the Founder and Chairman of Ignite India Initiative (iii). His passion and mission is to fuel the growth of youth, he has evangelized the mission of "Get IGNITED" to train 5 lakh youngsters on Goal Setting skills and mentor them to contribute in making India a developed nation. The trigger and inspiration is Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam's book "India 2020".He has been awarded "Outstanding Young Person of India 2010" by JCI. He is also the presenter for Royal Challengers Bangalore for the IPL seasons 3,4 &5
Arvind Thiagarajan Founder of HD Medical Group that develops Cardiac diagnostic devices and the inventor of the HD FonoDoc which is based on the Core Technology for acquiring and analyzing Heart Sounds to detect cardiac defects. He was mentored by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India and he graduated from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University in India with an engineering degree in Electronics and Communications. He specializes in signal processing and algorithm development with more than 40 pending patents and several award winning technical publications under his name. He was awarded the "Junior Scientist 2001" in India for a paper presented on the "Role of Multimedia PCs in Healthcare".
Kaustubh Katdare is the founder & CEO of CrazyEngineers - India's #1 online community of engineering students and professionals. After graduating in 2003, he worked in the IT/Software industry for 3.5 years. He founded CrazyEngineers as a hobby portal in November 2005. CrazyEngineers, since then has grown to over 180 countries and over 1,20,000 engineers from various engineering disciplines, backgrounds and work experiences. CrazyEngineers has been recognized by the biggest names in the world of engineering and entrepreneurship; including Mr. Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder Of Apple), Mr. Martin Cooper (Inventor of Mobile Phone), Dr. Vijay Bhatkar (Creator of India's First Supercomputer), Mr. Paul Buchheit (Creator of Gmail), Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup (Invetntor of C++ programming language) to name a few.Apart from managing his entrepreneurial venture, he finds time to play Guitar and and he is one of the YouTube's top 20 most subscribed musicians at a point. He is regularly invited to judge personality contests, at college events and to talk at conferences/summits. In 2011, he was one of the global top 5 bloggers who were specially invited by the Government Of Israel on a 'Once In A Lifetime' trip; that aimed at changing the world's view towards Israel.
His innovation to churn out low-cost sanitary napkins is a double boon to poor women of rural India: they can lead a hygienic lifestyle and it helps them earn a living too!Forty-seven-year-old A Muruganantham does not like to call himself a businessman. The company he has started, Jayashree Industries, supplies machines and raw material for making sanitary napkins. The difference is that his machines go only to poor women in the rural areas. There are already 250 machines installed in 18 states in India.Last year, President Pratibha Patil presented the National Innovation Foundation's 'Fifth National Grassroots Technological Innovations and Traditional Knowledge Award' to him in New Delhi.His machine was chosen by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to be deployed in Africa. Though a school dropout, the success of his innovation has enabled him to go to IIM-Ahmedabad as a visiting professor and talk about his work. He was one of the speakers at the TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) conference too.
Durjoy Datta is the author of five bestsellers, Of Course I Love You! (2008), Now That You’re Rich! (2009), She Broke Up, I Didn’t! (2010), Ohh Yes, I Am Single! (2011) and You Were My Crush! (2011). His sixth book is slated to release in January 2012. He has sold of over one million copies of the five books.
Durjoy Datta is the second highest selling author in India (Source: AC Nielson Bookscan). He was awarded as young achiever at the 12TH Teachers Achievement Awards and joined the ranks of people like Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Shashi Tharoor amongst others.
Durjoy Datta had been recognized as a young achiever by The Times of India in 2009. He is also chosen as one of the two young achievers in the field of Media and Communications by Whistling Woods International in 2011. He had referred to by the Outlook India as the one of the few Indian authors who are responsible for re-shaping the Indian Publishing Industry.
He is the Co-founder of Grapevine India Publishers, India’s first community of authors, set up in New Delhi, India in 2011 with a vision of encouraging aspiring writers to explore their fertile imaginations and use the power of words to put across compelling stories to the Indian masses.