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This event occurred on
November 3, 2012
10:00am - 5:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)

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).

Main Auditorium
IIT Kanpur
Event type:
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Rajan Bhatia

One of the most sought after professional speaker and corporate Trainer in the world, Rajan Bhatia is an alumnus of SRCC. A qualified Chartered Accountant and business Consultant with the wealth of over 15 years of experience with world class Organizations, he founded Global CFO group which provides its services in private equity advisory, financial consulting and Corporate training. Due to his passion to help people and organizations to achieve their full potential he has been conferred with many awards and honors all across the globe. This year he is our distinguished host for TEDx, adding the extra dimension to the TED experience.

Vicky Roy

Vicky Roy is a well-known face in the field of photography. The moving and inspiring tale of a poor tailor's son, who survived through his rag picking days to finally carve out his dream for himself. Having taken professional training in photography from Triveni Kala Sangam, he participates in various exhibition in India and abroad and his works feature in collections worldwide. His first solo exhibition "Street Dream" at Indian Habitat Centre, was supported by the British High Commission. Witness his talk to realize, how your determination bends your destiny lines your way!

Akash Gautam

Akash Gautam claims the unofficial yet well accepted title of India's favourite Motivator and Entert(r)ainer. After completing his graduation from NIFT, New Delhi, he chose to combine corporate training and education with "Entertainment". With his impactful talks he has inspired more than 5 lakh people all over the world. Besides, he also holds the record for remembering the entire Oxford Dictionary! His talk promises to be a delicious mix of fun, motivation, substance and FUN again!

Vinny Lohan

Vinny Lohan , one of the top 3 under 30 people from all over the world recognized to have remarkable ability to create useful, innovative new products that contribute toward a larger vision and make an impact on the world. As Founder and CEO of OneBeep/OneBuzz, Vinny provided an innovative method of providing internet type connectivity over AM/FM radios. He has also developed a device with European Space Agency to track the spread of Malaria. As winner of World's biggest tech competition - Microsoft Imagine Cup twice in a row, Vinny has proved his genius time and again. Meet the brilliant techno-preneur and learn how he connected the dots to build a sparkling future!

Dr. Benny Prasad

A man who turned his life 180degrees, Benny Prasad, is an instrumental guitarist. He has won renown by designing two guitars - the world's first bongo guitar and a 54 string guitar, the bentar. Benny Prasad is also the fastest man ever to have travelled 245 countries in 6years 6 months and 22 days. Having performed in 2007 military world games, 2006 FIFA world cup and the 2004 olympic games, he is also India's most travelled musician. From a disgraceful past to a marvelous present, Benny Prasad's story rekindles sparks.

Vinay Venkatraman

Designer Vinay Venkatraman is committed to creating a digitically inclusive world. A founding partner at the Copehhagen Institute of Interaction Design(CIID), Vinay aims to design for the populations of the world who don't have access to the latest tech gadget - "Frugal Digital" is the name he gives them. Vinay has helped developing strategies for companies like Nokia, Philips and more along with assisting teaching courses at various world class universities. His work has been exhibited during the Salone del Mobile(International Furniture Fair) in Milan. An advocate of sustainable development, Vinay uses TED platforms to talk about innovation, user centred methods and design for social change.

Mohak Mathur

A rebel, a reformist and a thinker - Mohak Mathur is a die-hard film enthusiast who dabbles between Investment Banking & Short Film Festivals. Pursuing his deep passion for Short Films, Mohak co-founded Filmbooth -India's most innovative short film organisation. With a mission to make Delhi the independent films capital of India Mohak wants to serve every indian filmmaker by bringing sufficient rewards & returns for their creativity. His journey , from a professional investment banker and startup specialist to a successful entrepreneur living his passion, is both interesting and motivating. Mohak inspires people to follow their beliefs, appreciate creativity and embrace optimism.

Organizing team


Kanpur.U.P., India
  • Shilpa Chhipa
  • Praneeta Pujari
  • Prabhanshu Pavecha
  • Sarika Lamba
  • Apoorva Goyal