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Theme: Design For Change

This event occurred on
February 23, 2013

“To create a memorable design you need to start with a thought that’s worth remembering.” - Thomas Mann, author, Nobel laureate, philanthropist.

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” - Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker.

“Great stories happen to people who can tell them.” - Ira Glass, radio personality, producer, writer.

Everything we see around us has a design behind it. It does not take genius to design something. A design is not a product of chance. It is more often a product of perseverance, of imagination, of the desire to excel, the desire to exceed what cannot be seemingly scaled. The best of these designs leave footprints. They change the lives of those they touch.

We believe that every single story is born to a storyteller. And we would like to bring together some of these storytellers on a common stage and let each one of them share their story, about how their design brought a change, with the world.

R.V College of Engineering
R.V College of Engineering, R.V Vidyanikethan Post
8th Mile, Mysore Road
Bangalore, 560059
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Adital Ela

From Israel, working on sustainable design and architecture.

Marvin G. Hall

Marvin Hall is an innovative educator using his entrepreneurial skills to improve learning for Jamaican youth.

Sumit Dagar

An Indian interaction designer and filmmaker working on the Braille Phone, a mobile phone for the blind

Gyanesh Pandey

Co-founder of Husk Power Systems, an organization using rice husk to empower more than 5,000 households in over 30 villages

Sunita Nadhamuni

Ex-CEO of Arghyam, a charitable Indian foundation with a mission to promote safe, sustainable water for all.

Naveen Varshneya

With degree in engineering and career in entrepreneurship, he researches to demystify the science behind why things happen to us the way it happens and brings techniques to change the course of life to meet optimal destiny..An algorithm to change the design of destiny.

Daniel Waples

A hangdrum player, showcasing his art and traveling around the world

Indrani Medhi

A student of design, Indrani Medhi has developed a design process to expand the impact of technology to those who can't read.

Sachin Dev Duggal

Sachin Dev Duggal is an entrepreneur, and an advocate of sustainable enterprise that has socio-economic impact.

Pierrick St-Pierre

Mr Banana is a unique character that uses physical comedy and circus skills to bring everyone together under one smile regardless of their cultural background.

Abhishek Sen

Abhishek is co-founder of Biosense Technologies and focuses on research and entrepreneurship on med tech targeted at the developing world.

Navin Mahatesh

An Urban designer

Amit Purohit

Psychologist. Motivational Speaker. Entertainer. Amit has created magical exeriences for Individuals , Families and Corporate clients by his simple but mesmerizing programs like Smile Please , Art of Moving On , Single ! why not ? and many more . Amit was a former Radio Jockey and entertainment comes to him like oxygen . He has used various techniques of the entertainment industry in his personal life and changed many lives around.

Organizing team


Bengalooru, India
  • Piyush Poddar
  • Rohan Mahipal
  • Siddhant Gupta
  • Vedant Dharnidharka
  • Nikhil Kajaria
  • Yashovardhan Chaturvedi
  • Rohit Agarwal
  • Mudit Pradhan
  • Manav Mod
  • Aakriti Garg
  • Rahul Sonthalia
  • Kashif Mohamed
  • Anurag Mardia
  • Anurag Mardia
  • Dilip Rathi
  • Aayushi Jain
  • Shivangi Boghani
  • Arunraj Subbaraj