Shimla â€“ TEDxCartRoad, an independently organized event licensed by TED, is all set toÂ 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 toÂ support the world-changing ideas with many initiatives by asking the world’s leadingÂ 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 communityÂ believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, theÂ world. The community believes in sharing knowledge and inspiration from the most inspiredÂ thinkers, and also as a community of curious souls we look forward to engage with ideasÂ and each other.
While informing about the event, Director of TEDxCartRoad, Arvin Panwar said â€œThe mainÂ motivating force behind the event is to provide the much needed international and powerfulÂ platform for the exceptional local ideas and innovations.
And at the same time, raiseÂ 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. ThisÂ 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.â€
The speakers of the first TEDxCartRoad, which will be held on 11th Aug 2013, at GaietyÂ Theatre, Shimla, include people like the famous writer and historian Raja Bhasin, socialÂ worker Sushil Tanwar, TED fellow and co-founder of iVolunteer Rahul Nainwal, and theÂ 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 videoÂ 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 organizedÂ TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, butÂ individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conferenceÂ in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas withÂ many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk ofÂ their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, SherylÂ Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Â Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
ThreeÂ 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.