TEDx Anchor Program in India

The TEDx Anchor Program in India is a dynamic cultural ideas exchange, designed to celebrate TEDx events around the world. Through a strategic partnership with Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, The TEDx Anchor Program kicks off with a two-year, 11-city pilot in India.

The TEDx Anchor Program works closely with local TEDx events and their organizers to provide personalized support, foster civic engagement at the local level and ultimately help to build stronger, more connected communities.

TEDxYouth@Hyderabad, 2015
Photo credit: TEDxHyderabad

How does the TEDx community benefit from The TEDx Anchor Program?

With Infosys’ support, TED provides dedicated mentorship, scholarships and training to TEDx organizers in cities across India, including: Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. This includes:

  • Annual scholarships for TEDx organizers to attend a TED Conference
  • Training and education sessions with TED Staff
  • Scholarship to participate in a TEDx Anchor India Workshop at Infosys’ Mysore campus
  • Tools and resources to assist in producing high quality talks, events, marketing and audience experiences at the local TEDx events
  • Opportunity to host local TEDx events at the Infosys campuses in India
  • Marketing and communications support, including the creation of a documentary about the program to create awareness of the key issues and showcase the latest ideas coming out of India

Why is Infosys investing in the TEDx Anchor Program?

“Infosys deeply relates to and supports TED’s mission to spread ideas. By sponsoring the TEDx Anchor Program in India, Infosys is keen to accelerate the sharing of ideas that matter in India. We firmly believe that India can strengthen its position amongst the global economies, led by the power of ideas, the power of creativity and the resulting potential of entrepreneurship. Exploring new, unprecedented ideas is the only way that we will be able to find the challenges of our time and in turn the solutions that will lead to peaceful societies, improved health and better ways of living for us all.”

– Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys

About the TEDx Program

Learn more about how TEDx helps communities, groups and individuals spark conversation through TED-style events at the local level.