For the first time, TEDxIIMSirmaur is a collaboration between Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur students, faculty and the community. The conference will feature interdisciplinary presenters expressing their past experiences, current projects, and future visions to promote inquiry, innovation, and critical discussion.
About the theme:
The Olympic Games 1992, Barcelona, Spain. Derek Anthony Redmond, a British athlete at the crest of his form, looked all set to win the 400-metre sprint and clinch a place for himself in the Final. But Destiny had other plans. Close to the 200-metre mark, Derek snapped his hamstring. Not only did this throw him out of contention for competing in the Final, it cast a shadow over his chances of finishing the race. A fighter at heart, Derek continued toward the Finish Line with his pulled hamstring, soon to be supported by him father, Jim, who emerged out of the crowd to lend a shoulder to his son and see him through till the end. Though the scoreboard flashed a 'DNF' (Did Not Finish) against his name on account of resorting to external assistance in finishing the race, 65000 people standing on their feet applauding the 'champion' had a different story to tell.
The theme of the first edition of TEDxIIMSirmaur 'Resurgam' - Latin for 'I shall rise again' - celebrates these resolute and tenacious dimensions of human character. As is said, "The best way out is always through.", 'Resurgam' resonates well with the work and experiences, ideas and perspectives of a diverse group of speakers representing a wide array of professions and variegated interests.
"Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering." - Theodore Roosevelt
People on noble pursuits may fail, for the path to success is no cakewalk. It is the grit, determination and the indomitable human spirit that empower mankind to rise from the ashes; to surface from the abyss. And 'Resurgam' is the rostrum to honour and raise a toast to such extraordinary souls who have fallen only to rise and only to rise thereafter. These embodiments of inspiration and exemplars of the conquerors of adversity will grace the occassion with their life-altering experiences and pioneering endeavours and thereby set the stage for the young and entrepreneuring minds in the audience to unleash the heroes in them for the greater good.
For the very first time, we present to you TEDxIIMSirmaur 2017 - 'Resurgam'
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