TED Conferences extends to India in November 2009

April 23, 2009

in Conference, News

TED India

TED India

TED has been setting the bar regarding top-notch conferences with its annual gathering in California. Since 2009 it has expanded the presence of the flagship TED Conference to Oxford (UK) and now also Mysore (India). TED India will be taking place at the Infosys campus on November 4-7 2009.

TEDIndia offers a vision of the future that’s rich with invention, entrepreneurship, cross-disciplinary problem-solving, unexpected solutions and sensory delight. Hosted in a country that’s reinventing itself – and reshaping the world.

One of the main characteristics of TED is that, apart from the 18 minute conference format and gathering of excellent speakers, to participate you don’t just have to pay a big sum (though the Indian edition will be rather cheap -2,400 USD- compared to California or Oxford’s) but fulfill a registration process that does not guarantee participation. TED organizers want to be sure that you

are likely, in our judgment, to be a strong contributor to the TED community and/or the ideas discussed at TED.

So TED is not so much about the money (after all it’s an NGO) but the commitment to their ideal of communicating ideas worth spreading. They also fave a TED Fellows program for remarkable individuals that cannot afford the ticket price.

Keep an eye on the Speakers program page for further details on the personalities that will go on stage at TED India (the list of speakers will be disclosed 2 months prior to the conference).

  • http://www.ted.com/ Chipo

    Hi,

    We, at TED, are super excited about going to India in November as well. Thanks for posting about this opportunity. Like every other TED, expect TEDIndia to really challenge your perceptions and present you with some truly groundbreaking work that has been brewing in South Asia. You will learn about what has made this region so vibrant and what the future holds!
    Besides being one of the more affordable TED conferences (to accommodate our hosts in the developing world), our Fellows program is seeking 100 innovative people from all corners of the world. Among other things, Fellows get to attend a specially formulated pre-conference, an all-expenses paid pass to TEDIndia, transportation to/from the conference site in India, + room/board for the duration.
    Apply soon. TEDIndia Fellows applications close June 15th. All the information is available at http://www.ted.com/fellows.
    We look forward to hearing from you!
    fellows AT ted DOT com

    Chipo

    • Gianfranco Chicco

      Thanks for this opportunity Chipo. I just sent you an email… hope to meet you soon! :-)

  • http://www.ted.com/ Chipo

    Hi,

    We, at TED, are super excited about going to India in November as well. Thanks for posting about this opportunity. Like every other TED, expect TEDIndia to really challenge your perceptions and present you with some truly groundbreaking work that has been brewing in South Asia. You will learn about what has made this region so vibrant and what the future holds!
    Besides being one of the more affordable TED conferences (to accommodate our hosts in the developing world), our Fellows program is seeking 100 innovative people from all corners of the world. Among other things, Fellows get to attend a specially formulated pre-conference, an all-expenses paid pass to TEDIndia, transportation to/from the conference site in India, + room/board for the duration.
    Apply soon. TEDIndia Fellows applications close June 15th. All the information is available at http://www.ted.com/fellows.
    We look forward to hearing from you!
    fellows AT ted DOT com

    Chipo

    • Gianfranco Chicco

      Thanks for this opportunity Chipo. I just sent you an email… hope to meet you soon! :-)

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