We are proud to present the theme of TEDxNITW: Breaking The Mould. TEDx and NITW are helping you to fly high, which is symbolised by the hot air balloon, with the help of an idea in the form of a bulb. The proximity of the halves of the centerpiece, like TEDx and NITW, are references to intertwined diverse fields, thoughts and notions that together complement one another. We hope you are as excited about this as we are! Have a look!
TED is a non-profit 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.
In the spirit of catering to regional needs, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxNITW, where x = independently organized TED event. At our event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.