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This event occurred on
January 14, 2021
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).

GEMS Modern Academy
Nad Al Sheba 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, Dubayy, 53663
United Arab Emirates
Event type:
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Aastha Reshamiya

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
Aastha is a sixth grade student whose name means 'Faith.' She enjoys cooking, dancing, writing poetry and playing the keyboard. She aspires to be a business woman and wants to help unprivileged children. Her TEDx talk explores how she found her own identity, while facing the difficulties of being a twin.

Akshaj Harihar

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
A competitive debater, elocutionist and public speaker, Akshaj is passionate about Mathematics and Finance. In his speech, he delves into the transformation of the workspace and how it has coped with the digital age.

Arit Mukherjee

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
Arit Mukherjee is an 11 year old who likes to learn about current affairs and staying up to date. His hobbies include playing video games and cricket. In his speech, Arit talks about the process of change, an important factor of 2020.

Ayra Ali

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
Ayra is a competitive debater and poetry enthusiast. She believes there is no better way to express feelings than poetry so in her speech today, Ayra intertwines poetry and menstruation. She rephrases the most private conversations she's had on this topic and presents it to the world.

Jai Sapru

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
Jai is a student in GEMS Modern Academy who is extremely passionate about the marine life. In his speech, Jai explores the amazing creature that lie beneath the surface of the ocean.

Karl Feilder

CEO and Chairman of Neutral Fuels
A serial tech entrepreneur and business sustainability advocate, Mr. Feilder's direct action to mitigate climate change has resulted in over 14 million tons of CO2 emissions. In his speech, he speaks of the importance of taking a stand against global warming and the new technologies that can help us combat this.

Nikita Mishra

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
An ardent musician, promising writer and avid blogger, Niktia Mishra tackles the impacts of virality and the power it holds.

Raghav Bhatia

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
An avid debater and water polo player, Raghav is passionate about computer science. In his speech, Raghav talks about cancel culture and its impacts. Shedding light on this new era of activism, he highlights the various implications of it.

Siddhaarth Chakravarthy

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
Siddhaarth is a 16 year old student with varied interest in the fields of Economics, Politics, Philosophy and Music. A debating aficionado, Siddhaarth speaks of the change in perspective needed in the food we consume everyday to minimize the negative impacts made on the environment and our world

Siddhant Tandon

Student at Dubai International Academy
Siddhant is the recipient of multiple awards, most notably, the first place prize at the Tiger Global Case Competition. He speaks of the tips and tricks on creating a business and how entrepreneurship is changing the landscape of the world.

Stuti Sawhney

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
A competitive debater and behavioral science enthusiast, Stuti speaks about accepting contrary views to the concept of perfectionism and the dangers of chasing self-actualization.

Sugam Bhasin

Vice President of Marketing - GEMS Education
Mr. Bhasin is a career marketer with over 20 years of experience spanning multiple industries and geographies. He speaks of the sheer importance of curiosity, passion and reframes the way we look at obsession.

Varun Pabreja

Student at GEMS Modern Academy
Varun Pabreja is a student who enjoys activities that enable him to use his skill of communication effectively. He is passionate about the violin, fitness and singing. In his speech he aims to reframe the perception of a commonly held belief in the education industry and possible solutions to solve this problem.

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