Shimla – TEDxCartRoad, an independently organized event licensed by TED, is all set to embrace the unique ideas of Himachal and take them to a new level this August.

TED was started 26 years ago as a conference in California and with time it has grown to support the world-changing ideas with many initiatives by asking the world’s leading thinkers and doers to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less.

The inaugural TEDxCartRoad event is in line with the TED vision and the community believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. The community believes in sharing knowledge and inspiration from the most inspired thinkers, and also as a community of curious souls we look forward to engage with ideas and each other.

While informing about the event, Director of TEDxCartRoad, Arvin Panwar said “The main motivating force behind the event is to provide the much needed international and powerful platform for the exceptional local ideas and innovations.

And at the same time, raise awareness about TED and TEDx, which will help the people Himachal to become acquainted with the latest ideas being developed and promoted all across the world. This will help the people in adapting the global ideas to suit the local conditions, further helping in the social and economic development of the state.”

The speakers of the first TEDxCartRoad, which will be held on 11th Aug 2013, at Gaiety Theatre, Shimla, include people like the famous writer and historian Raja Bhasin, social worker Sushil Tanwar, TED fellow and co-founder of iVolunteer Rahul Nainwal, and the third youngest person in the world to scale Mount Everest, Ajay Sohal.

You can RSVP for the event at tedxcartroad

About TEDx, 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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

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.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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