TED is a global foundation devoted to the overall mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading”. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then, its scope has become ever broader. With its two annual conferences, video website TED.com, initiatives and community projects, TED is now a platform and a global movement focused on meaningful change through the power of ideas. Few notable TED Speakers are Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister GordonBrown.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading” at local levels. These self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDx events are open source, local and community-driven events that inspire innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight. A TEDx license is free to obtain.
After being successfully selected as a TED licensee, TEDxCRCE is the first independently held TED Event of Fr.Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Mumbai. Cumulating the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading” and our college motto “Moulding Engineers who can Build a nation”, TEDxCRCE strives to recreate the unique experience found at TED, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers congregate to share what they are most passionate about. We aim to provide a platform where the smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries, and most fascinating teachers will be inspired and will have the opportunity to inspire others.
In a time when our nation is facing some of the most pressing issues like poor education, limited opportunity for the youth in the youngest democracy in the world, religious violence and safety issues coupled with a new change in government after more than a decade, there is immense need of inspiration and further ideation. At this time of difficult decisions we have pushed back and stopped daring. How many times do we regret saying no due to the fear of failure and then realize it could have been the next best thing? How often do we imagine, what we could have done? The most innovative, naïve and risky ideas seem rather illogical to us at the start. The greatest movements, technologies and innovations of our nation started out with the smallest thoughts that ran through the mind of the one person who invested in it and saw it to realization. What may seem farfetched and illogical at the beginning can turn out to be the root of the most cardinal actions we can carry on in our life, if only we take that first step to bring it to realization. Our theme “Illogically Logical” encourages our community to take the leap and invest in the ideas they believe in and see it through no matter how difficult or impossible they may seem at the beginning. Whether it is technological innovations, social activities, business, government or the environment, it is we who have to choose to act upon it. We need to push to take the first step beyond the barrier of what may first seem “illogical” to implement the “logical” explanation. This way we show them through the conversations at our event how even the smallest ideas when nurtured can change and leave an impact in our community, if only we say yes.
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Presents for the Present shall encompass all those ideas that we need in today's world to make our 'now' better and more fruitful. Be it small acts of spreading kindness or certain environmental considerations,it is our present deeds that will culminate into our future. Acts performed now will impact the future but it is important that we do not sacrifice our present for the sake of unseen future. At our event we wish to talk about all those ideas that not only will have future considerations but will make our present also rich and worthwhile. The theme aims to bridge the gap between legislating for the future and acting in the present making our 'today' a present(gift) for the present.
The world can be thought of as a canvas to be painted with pixels of ideas. As Engineers, we can splash this canvas with our palette of imagination and innovation. Our goal with this theme is to make the audience aware with the endless possibilities that exist, the benefits breaking stereotypes can reap, and how plunging into opportunities can make a difference.
‘The Unbounded Panorama’ is to persuade all of us to not fret about fetters. It encourages to stretch existing boundaries and break new ground. Be it Technology, Entertainment or Design, our Theme is to challenge all norms and bring out the opus of the stimulated who envision the Unthinkable.
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