TEDxIISERBhopal

A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.
Science Council, in association with Career Development Council, brings to you the first ever TEDxIISERBhopal as an independent event on October 15. The TEDx venture will be an event exclusive to the students of IISER Bhopal. Immerse in the ambience Where Science Prevails.

Merchandise!

With the introduction of TEDxIISERBhopal on 15th of October, everyone has the chance to take shot at being a delegate. Seize the opportunity to boost your chance to be a part of this golden event since every merchandise you buy fetches you a point. T-shirts are up for sale for ₹350.00 each! You can place an order offline with the representatives in Mess 1-4 or you can pay online and fill the google form and register your orders.

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How do I order online?

To order your items online, transfer the amount of money to the account mentioned below. You can use Quick Transfer feature of NetBanking or transfer to the account number using ATM Card Swiping Machines or cheques etc. After paying the money, you MUST fill the google form and register your orders.

Which Account should I transfer the money to?

Account details:
Beneficiary Name : Bilvin Varughese
Account Number : 20186340558
IFSC : SBIN0011765
(Kindly add ‘TEDx Merchandise’ in the Remarks)

When is the last date for ordering the goodies?

The last date for both online and offline ordering is 26 September, 2017. Offline ordering in all messes during 7:30 PM - 10 PM will continue along with online reception till then.

Is there any other information I need to keep in mind?

If you are paying money online, you MUST KEEP THE PAYMENT RECEIPT WITH YOU and provide the same in order to receive the ordered items.

Speakers

Thinkers. Doers. Idea-generators.

  • Dr. Anil Menon received his doctorate in Computer Science (Syracuse University, 1998), winning the 1999 All-University doctoral thesis award for his work on mathematical models of evolutionary computation. He has worked as a research engineer in a variety of software firms including TRW, BDM International, Cerebellum Software and Whizbang! Labs. He’s the author of numerous research papers and edited the volume Frontiers In Evolutionary Computation (Kluwer Academic, 2004). His short fiction have appeared in a variety of international magazines including Albedo One, Interzone, Interfictions, Jaggery Lit Review, Rosebud Wristlet, Sybil’s Garage and Strange Horizons. His stories have been translated into Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hebrew, and Romanian.His most recent work Half Of What I Say (Bloomsbury, 2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 Hindu Literary Award.

    Dr. Anil Menon.


  • Dr. Abhas Mitra (born 18 June 1955) is an Indian astrophysicist best known for his distinct views on several front-line astrophysics concepts, particularly related to black holes and Big Bang cosmology involving the black hole information paradox. Mitra has regularly questioned the mainstream cosmological concepts of the Big Bang and black holes.Scientific diaspora including Richard A. Muller came into his favour of his claim of resolution of black hole information paradox presented 13 years before Stephen Hawking. Richard Muller appreciating the claim of Mitra made, remarking: "I think Mitra resolved the paradox before Hawking, and did it in a way that is superior."

    Dr. Abhas Mitra.


  • An entrepreneur, an adventure enthusiast, and a philanthrope, Ms. Supreet Dhiman is raising environmental concerns through adventure activities, transforming lives of the underprivileged through education, and spearheading the voluntary blood donation drive to help save lives. Her graduation in Economics from University of Warwick, followed by her MBA, provided her with a strong foundation for Project Leadership. Working with The British Army on race relations led her to European Social Fund projects in Western Europe, before returning to India to set up her own enterprise, Besten StoneArt. A regular blood donor, Supreet is a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International, President of Can & Will Foundation, Founder of Chandigarh Adventures Treks and Sports (CATS) and Executive Board Member of Association of British Scholars.

    Supreet Dhiman.
  • Imagine a world where people are passionate about everything they do in their life. They passionately wake up and go to work. They are passionately dreaming and fulfilling their every dream. They passionately love their family and enjoy every moment with them. I don’t know what your dream is? Or how many dreams you have? But what I know that all your dreams can be turned into reality if you are passionate about every moment of your life. Praveen is the Co-founder and CEO of Techizer Tech Solution Pvt. Ltd. (www.techizerindia.com), a highly specialized healthcare IT consulting firm that focuses on leveraging technology to build strong pharmaceutical brands. By passion he is a motivational speaker, Business storyteller, trainer and an executive coach working closely with both private and public sector organizations.

    Praveen Wadalkar.


  • In today’s world negative news dominates all forms of media. This results in a sense of fear and doubt, which prevails in society; people are afraid of trusting others and citizens are losing confidence on themselves, the system and the society. If today’s youth grows and lives in fear, they can never contribute positively to society.The Optimist Citizen is an online and print media newspaper that focuses on presenting positive news ranging from inspiring stories, to stories of unsung heroes, to good governance, acts of courage, and everything that can create optimism and bring back hope in society. The newspaper seeks to publish positive news, demonstrating the best of humankind, even in difficult situations. Piyush Ghosh & Tannison Mathews are the founding members of The Optimist Citizen, India's Only Positive Newspaper. Mr. Piyush Ghosh is Manthan Awardee and is also a Ashoka Youth Fellow. Mr. Piyush Ghosh doesn't hesitate to admit that since childhood his sensibilities and values have been moulded by his parents. He discussed his idea with his father and when he said he liked it, Piyush immediately called a meeting with four or five like-minded friends on 5th October, 2014. And the dynamic, energetic youngsters launched the newspaper on 15th December, 2014.
    Tannison Mathews is a young entrepreneur and a founding member member of The Optimist Citizen - India's First Purely Positive Newspaper. He started his journey with The Optimist Citizen at the age of 21 and currently heads the Marketing Department. He has also played a pivotal role in establishing The Optimist Citizen's flagship Social Media Campaign - Positively Penned. He has a bachelors in BioTechnology and a masters in Computer Applications. Tannison is also a trained musician and a drummer at a nationally recognised rock band called Bandishein.

    Piyush Ghosh and Tannison Mathews.


Some questions

A Guideline To Be A Delegate In The Event

Who are eligible to attend the TEDx event?

The TEDx venture will be an event exclusive to the students of IISER Bhopal. Complying with the TED guidelines only a maximum of 100 delegates will be allowed in the event. These 100 delegates from the student community will be selected using a points-based system.

Can you explain it a bit more?

1. Each event you volunteer fetches you a point.
2. Each event you participate in fetches you a point (allocation of points depends on the event which would be decided by the event coordinators).
3. Each prize you win in events fetches you 2 more points.

How to acquire these "Points"?

In a nutshell, the more you involve in the activities of Singularity, the more chance you have at being a part of TEDxIISERBhopal.

Will I get any advantages if I buy the merchandises?

Each merchandise you purchase fetches you another point (for example, if you buy a Singularity T-shirt, a TEDx T-shirt, and a hoodie, you get 3 points). The first 100 students with maximum points will be selected as delegates for the event.