At a time of enormous economic uncertainty, one thing remains clear. There's been an unmistakable shift of influence to the east. It's not just about low-cost jobs, or IT outsourcing. Increasingly India, China and the rest of Asia are making their presence felt globally in new technologies, design brilliance and countless instances of cultural and economic innovation. A
nd so, our conference theme: "The Future Beckons."

The TED is here finally, in India at the high tech Infosys campus, Mysore. The ideas that change the world has come to the right place to indeed foster that action. 

Some of the questions that are planned to be tackled:
  • Which local innovations are destined for global impact?
  • Who are the young thinkers and doers capable of shaping the future?
  • Can there be economic advancement without environmental destruction?
  • Can a pluralistic democracy survive in the face of rising fundamentalism?
  • Can we make money and be good? Really?
  • What should we learn – or fear? -- from China’s investment in Africa?
  • Do we have enough water for everyone?
  • How do we keep our youth challenged and our aged healthy?
  • How can anti-poverty solutions be brought to scale?
  • Is there wisdom to be found in traditional medicine??
  • Which other ancient traditions can illuminate modern life?
The TEDIndia experience will include:
  1. A fast-paced, highly curated three-day stage program featuring TED's famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, dance, short talks, video interludes and other surprises
  2. TED University, the hugely popular pre-conference session where attendees share their areas of expertise, from "How to negotiate a term sheet" to "How to break a board with your bare hands."
  3. Optional pre-conference activities, including carefully curated TED-exclusive tours of local historical sites and visits with regional NGOs
  4. Gorgeous, immersive evening events at historic sites around Mysore
  5. An artisan market on-site, featuring local artists and crafts
  6. Art exhibits, tech demos, and other immersive on-site experiences
  7. Intense conversation breaks, where attendees and speakers delve into the ideas introduced on stage
  8. Our unique Simulcast room, where you can watch the entire conference in a more informal setting
  9. The famous TED Gift Bag, free to all attendees and filled with complimentary goodies
  10. Online tools for connecting with other attendees, before and after the conference
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3 Responses to "TED India: Ideas worth spreading"

  1. gravatar pragzz Says:

    We are excited about TED going to India, so thanks for posting about it. In case you haven't heard, we are searching for 100 innovative 21-40 y/o's to come as Fellows to the TEDIndia Conference; and I would encourage any promising candidates to apply. We're looking for people from around the world (with a focus on South Asia), who come from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures doing interesting things.

    Applications open April 20th and all the information is available at If you have any candidates for nominations or any questions, please email us at fellows AT ted DOT com.

    Look forward to your applications,

    fellows AT ted DOT com

  2. gravatar Richie Thimmaiah Says:

    thank you for your valuable comment pragzz. I hope to see many innovations reveal itself at the TED talks. I am a regular viewer of the videos and i am insanely inspired by the ideas that change the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for us Indians to showcase the real talent and help, make the world, a better place to live in.

    Hope to see some really great talks at the TED program in Mysore.

  3. gravatar chipo Says:

    Hi Richie,

    Incase you haven't already heard our most recent TED announcement, we are proud to announce the TED Open Translation Project.

    What is it - A first-of-its-kind toolset empowering volunteer translators worldwide to bring TED talks to their respective communities. The acclaimed 18-minute talks available free on the TED website will now be accessible beyond the English-speaking world, through the TED Open Translation Project (, which launched on May 13th.

    Most excitingly is that Ted Talks are now available in 6 Indian languages: Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Urdu.

    Be sure to check it out.



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