TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
x=Independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TEDxBMSITM is a local, independently organised event at the BMS Institute of Technology & Management, Bangalore that strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder– and provoke conversations that matter. Our conference is tentatively scheduled at BMSIT&M’s Sir M V Auditorium on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
The outlook of the world and life alters from one perspective to another. When our perspectives change, whole new worlds can be observed. It’s fascinating to imagine different worlds existing at the same time. But they really do exist. It just takes a different lens to view these realities. If life were viewed under a microscope, a plethora of granules can be observed. Each granule being a story, an idea. These granules put together would constitute our lives in society. Cherish the magnanimity of this large world we live in by zooming into these various granules of life. Be prepared to ignite your minds, awaken those hidden ambitions and zoom into the stories that changed lives.