Arjun Ramesh Hardas
Lalit Kumar Das
Vineet Kamal Nain
TED is a global platform with an annual conference that brings together the world’s leading thinkers, social entrepreneurs and change makers to share ideas that matter in any discipline—technology, entertainment, design, science, environment, business. The talks at the conference, “TED Talks,” are then made available for free online at TED.com. Over 100 million people view TED videos.
Re-established in the year 2015, our team has worked tirelessly to deliver one of the highest quality TEDx events in India. Our previous event, held on the 6th of April 2019, was witnessed by an audience of 150+, consisting of designers, entrepreneurs, professionals, technology enthusiasts and motivated students alike; the top faculty of Delhi Technological University and representatives from various media organisations.The organising team put together a revolutionary line-up of speakers consisting of artists, celebrities, industrialists, visionaries and motivators have inspired thousands of people with their words of change.
Established in the year 1941 as Delhi Polytechnic, Delhi Technological University is the mother institute of a number of national institutes, including Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, College of Art, Delhi and Faculty of Management Studies. Housing some of the brilliant minds in this country, lakhs of students compete every year to get admission to this coveted institution. The graduates from this institute are now pioneers in their field.
The ability to adapt to change is aided, as are all faculties that we prize as essentially human in its path by our ingenuity and technology; though it is often forgotten that we also possess the converse ability of change to adapt, a more conscious process. To be able to acclimate to circumstances is perhaps a key factor in getting through life.
Our lives are these transient dances through the universe, and the acceptance of change that exists in our lives will only make it richer. By adapting to change, and by changing to adapt, we celebrate our experience of life and the knowledge that comes over time.
Life can be difficult to navigate in our fast-moving society. There is no escaping the impact that 'Adapting to Change' can bring into our lives, but 'Changing to Adapt' is the key to a life where growth is survival.
Khalil Gibran once said, “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” Along with its conventional interpretation, one may also notice that the birth of ideas arises from doubt, and ideas themselves give one faith to believe in something that will truly impact everything that is around him. Going on these lines, we at TEDxDTU aim to spread around “The Power of Doubt”. We aim for one to ask themselves, “Have I doubted? Have I questioned? Have I inquired?” Doubt is the genesis of Ideas Worth Spreading, and our ultimate goal is to tap into the unlimited potential of everyone to think and make an impact on the society.
Life is a plethora of compelling questions. An unquenchable thirst to find answers that matter, is what defines humankind. Referring to the introduction of these answers, our theme, 'Deus Ex Machina' aimed to merge with the very principle of TED – ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Our theme referred to a fairly common situation where a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the inspired intervention of a new idea. TEDxDTU intended to bring forth a series of such revolutionary ideas which shattered the generic glass ceilings and invoked conversations on its implications in the modern scenario.
We seek a path lying within the realms of absolute black and white. The polarities divide the world whereas the greys unite it. The theme of TEDxDTU 2017, centred around this shade of colour, explored our complicated existence.
TEDxDTU 2016 was a conference that talked about deconstructing perceptions and reconstructing identities. It saluted the courage of those people who have dared to question societal norms and have made a mark for themselves in their respective fields by venturing into the unknown.