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UST Global to Host TEDx Talk on January 20

Thiruvananthapuram: UST Global will host the upcoming TEDx Talk on its campus here on January 20. TEDxThiruvananthapuram is the city-level TEDx event in Kerala and is the largest independently organised TEDx event in the State. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, while ‘x’ stands for independently-organised event. TED talks witness lively discussions on a

Thiruvananthapuram: UST Global will host the upcoming TEDx Talk on its campus here on January 20. TEDxThiruvananthapuram is the city-level TEDx event in Kerala and is the largest independently organised TEDx event in the State.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, while ‘x’ stands for independently-organised event. TED talks witness lively discussions on a range of relevant issues and it was initiated by an American non-profit organisation called the Sapling Foundation in 1990.

TEDxThiruvananthapuram has 10 diverse speakers who have been selected after careful consideration and with whom the team has been working with to curate talks and ideas relevant for the city. Dr. Vasuki IAS, Thiruvananthapuram District Collector; R Sreelekha IPS, DGP Prisons; Dr. Joseph Gheverghese George, renowned international mathematician and several other innovators and changemakers would be speaking at TEDxThiruvananthapuram. The presenting partner of TEDxThiruvananthapuram is UST Global.

A festival for the curious, these talks seek to facilitate the exchange of unique ideas and thereby cultivate a more inspired and thoughtful community, yearning for positive change. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Shah Rukh Khan and the Pope figure among some of the prominent personalities who have been part of the TED talks that are held on an annual basis. The organisers’ move to democratise the phenomenon in 2009 saw TED going viral, not merely online but the world over with the ‘x’ suffix getting attached to the acronym. Denoting ‘independently-organised event’, these talks broke out of its more elite, American intelligentsia barrier and spread to remote locations across the world.

“Our speaker curation process is something that we focus on extensively. What we look for in a speaker is not just a famous name or a recognizable face. We select speakers who have a unique idea that is worth spreading,” says Bhakta Pande, who is the co-curator of the talks at TEDxThiruvananthapuram.

Every TEDx event is centred around a theme that has been chosen with the intent of developing the already existing community. For this edition of TEDxThiruvananthapuram, the theme is ‘Resilience’.

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