x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
September 12, 2019
Dubai, Dubayy
United Arab Emirates

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 video 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 organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Al Khail Road South (Dubai to Jebel Ali) Marabea East Exit 18 Dubai
2nd Floor
Dubai, Dubayy, Not Applicable
United Arab Emirates
Event type:
Youth (What is this?)
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Aadithyan Rajesh

Student, Entrepreneur
Aadithyan Rajesh, a 13-year-old school student from Dubai,UAE. In the tech community, He is a developer and an entrepreneur, experienced mainly in mobile development on both Android and iOS. Apart from that, He builds back end systems, APIs, websites and much more. He also do a bit of graphic designing, video editing and animation. But what he love the most is working on Deep Learning and Machine Learning. He was 6 when he started diving into building software. Until then, he had a strong passion for technology but never got to tinker with it much. He wanted to start creating blogging websites at that time. From there, it was a pretty sweet journey of self-learning CSS, JavaScript, Android, Java, Python, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and so on.He loves to develop his skills and he’s always thirsty for gaining knowledge and experience. his ambition is to explore more horizons in the area of Technology and spread it to all the young Geeks.

Abhinav Iyer

I am a go-getter with a positive attitude and a passion for acquiring knowledge. An effective communicator & team leader with strong analytical, problem solving & organizational abilities. My proudest accomplishments include winning the special mention award at an MUN, achieving Outstanding Performance award in ASSET exams and Passing Trinity college London exams in Communication skills with Distinction. My Hobbies include Reading, Quizzing & Playing Video games

Ameesha Gireesh

Ameesha Gireesh is a grade 12 student who is also a logophile and bibliophile and is in search of ‘The Great Manifesto’. When she’s not reading, you’ll find her dabbling with watercolours or making things and breaking things. She prefers science-fiction, philosophy and mathematics over pretty much everything else. She acknowledges with Newton that in order to see further it is essential to stand on the shoulders of giants.

Aurobind Venu

Hey! My name is Aurobind and I’m a short sixteen year old and part time procrastinator who loves to eat. When I’m not glued to my computer screen, I spend time playing football and reading fiction novels. I constantly pick up interests and drop them soon after but I try not to. I am currently residing in Dubai and hope to do a PhD on “Different types of Yoga mats”. This is my first major public speaking event and I’m pumped to do my best. You can reach me at and if you are a social media user then my Instagram is @aurololo

Ehsaan Thahaseel

Hey! I'm ehsaan. I'm 15 and I study at GEMS New Millennium School. I'm an ambitious, fun and confident kid. Some of my hobbies include football and music, the latter of which is a huge passion. I aspire to one day become a corporate lawyer and am more than willing to put in work to achieve my dreams. And of course, I'm looking forward to practicing for the TEDx talk.

Maher Gidwani

Maher Gidwani is a 15 yr old Sindhi-Indian Poet and Rapper. His pieces talk about South Asian culture, Youth, Love and its absurdities, Magic and the tragedy that come to be associated with being brown. He frequents Blank Space, The Poetryhood and dxbspeakeasywritehard events. He was most recently recognized as Short+sweet x Junction's 'Best Young Poet 2018' and gave a Tedxtalk with tedxyouthcis regarding culture, gender and change.

Malavika Vardan

Radio Jockey
I am Malavika Varadan. I am a TEDx speaker, a professional conversationalist, drama educator and managing director of the hive, and a radio presenter on City 1016. I happen to also be a yoga teacher, a scuba diver, a lover and collector of books and a thinker."

Myra Kirmani

I am a 14 year old from Kashmir. I am aspirational by instinct, committed to realise my dreams through sheer hard work. Today, I seek tryst with luck in this endeavour! I am always ready to do something out of my comfort zone. I am very competitive and am always multitasking. My hobbies include debating, screaming, annoying my friends and complaining. In short, I am a very likeable person.

Nawal Sajith

Hello , my name is Nawal Sajith. I’m 15 , and a junior in high school. Most of what I think about myself is quite subjective , and debatable.I like to believe I’m a person who strongly stands for what she thinks is right ; and refuses to backdown unless a legitimate reason tells me otherwise. I’m passionate about debating , talking about beliefs, and most importantly, spreading innovative ideas to help create change. I think what people find that sticks out of me the most when we first meet , in Dubai ,is that I’m from Tokyo, Japan, and I moved from Tokyo to Dubai very recently after living there for 10 years. Is that an interesting fact , or did I just want to mention I lived in Tokyo ? We’ll never know. Lastly , it is important to me that my TEDx Talk will influence people. I sincerely hope it will. I would be appalled if my TEDx speech managed to change a few minds, for the better , and also very glad.

Pritika De Noronha

Learning and Development professional
Pritika De Noronha is a Learning and Development professional and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK. She currently works at Everwise, a leadership development platform in San Francisco. She’s coached and facilitated learning experiences for over a thousand leaders and teams in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Pritika is a strong diversity and inclusion advocate, with a passion for helping emerging women leaders. Her single mantra in life is to ‘keep learning’.

Shruti Tamilselvan

Salutations, my name is Shruti and I’m 15 years old. One of the major factors that take up most of my time are books ranging from philosophy to fantasy, from light-hearted journeys to life or death scenarios. It is my goal to create and use perspectives that benefit the mental health of all listening generations, and create an atmosphere where understanding is paramount to peace and development.

Sujith Varghese

Banker, Fitness Influencer, Motivational Speaker
Born in Dubai on the 17th April 1992 is the story of Sujith. He has been a sportsperson,an ardent boxer and an avid racer. In March 2013, life took a major turn when he met with a bike accident that left him paralyzed below his chest and to the wheelchair. Then on he has had multiple surgeries,hospitals visits and rehabilitation centers. In his journey,he has fought against the odds, to get back up and going. Today he is a banker by profession and an official fitness influencer in the UAE.A TEDx speaker and the winner of the Masala awards 2017 for the most inspirational personality.Sujith quotes there are two choices, either be depressed and stay put or move forward and attain greatness. Sujith offers to share his story of motivation to becoming the best version of oneself.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates