Mumbai to go Beyond Boundaries with INK2014

The INK Conference celebrates its 5th year of bringing together innovative minds, amazing speakers and young change-makers from around the world for impactful action

 Live HD streaming of the INK Conference at INK Live 2014 for students and young professionals at American School Of Bombay campus

Lakshmi Pratury - Founder  Host  Curator at INK Talks and Shantanu Moitra - Music Director at the unvieling of INK Co_

MUMBAI, 30th September, 2014: The 5th edition of the INK Conference will be held at The Grand Hyatt, Mumbai and aims to provide a platform to a stellar group of achievers from diverse disciplines and geographies.  This year, the Conference goes ‘Beyond Boundaries’ andis inspired by the human capacity to defy labels, limitations and status quo to launch rockets to Mars, take on global challenges, and imagine a new future. With this year’s theme, INK2014 is looking to collectively gather inspirational thoughts, stories and perspectives of those who truly think beyond boundaries.

Spanning three days from October 31st to November 2nd, the conference will witness the participation of more than 50 speakers from various fields who will deliver their thought-provoking talks over 10 sessions, each uniquely named to represent path breaking ideation.


The Conference will also be streamed live and uncut to an audience of over 400 people at the American School Of Bombay campus. INK Live 2014 will consist of collaborative workshops, direct interactions with select speakers from the Conference, engaging discussions and other fun filled learning activities with peers.


Commenting on hosting the INK Conference in the city of Mumbai, Lakshmi Pratury, Founder, Host and Curator of INK, said “INK conference is about building a community of like minded thinkers and doers who go on a journey of human imagination turned into global impact.  We are thrilled that the city of Mumbai with its multi talented humanity and the Grand Hyatt, which blends its superb hospitality with world class art collection are playing host to the 400 + global audience who would be gathering at INK”


The INK Conference is being co-hosted by eminent personalities including Daniel Kraft – Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist; David Rowan – the erudite editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine; Jordan Brandt – Futurist at Autodesk; Neeraj Arora – the “business guy” at Whatsapp; Neil Mehta – listed in Fortune “30 under 30” finance deal makers; Shantanu Moitra – National Award winning Music Director, Composer and Vani Kola – one of the most successful Venture Capitalists in India.

Some of the renowned speakers spanning across a wide variety of disciplines and geographical regions include “Anupama Chopra  – a dynamic journalist and Bollywood chronicler; Henry Kaiser  – Musician; Kunal Bahl– Founder of Snapdeal; Neil Jacobstein– an authority on Robotics and Artificial intelligence and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy– Oscar winning film maker”

The speakers also include members of this year’s INK Fellows Program which identifies young change-makers around the world such as Arunima Sinha – world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Everest; Anjney Midha – youngest partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Aurelie Chauleur– world music producer; Dhairya Dand & Daniel Leithinger –MIT Media Lab and INK Fellows; Neeraj Kakkar – Co-founder, Hector Beverages; Shipra Jain – CMO at Bluestone and Shravani Hagargi – Social entrepreneur from Hubli.

“We are thrilled to gather a great group of speakers and fellows whose accomplishments create a large economic as well as human impactadded Lakshmi.


Pradeep Nair, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Autodesk, commented on the partnership with INK2014 stating, “Autodesk is proud to once again partner with the INK Conference.  Bringing together influencers and innovators from around the world, INK is a stimulating platform that helps turn ideas into actions that solve problems and shape our world. At INK 2014, Autodesk Technology Futurist Jordan Brandt will co-host the session “Back To the Future”, exploring the future of how the world will be designed and made. Participants will also enjoy the Autodesk Experience Zone, where they can interact with the latest technologies in manufacturing, architecture, engineering and entertainment.”


About INK

The unique stories that inspire and create today’s leading thinkers take center stage at INK. Just as ink serves as an essential medium to express thoughts, INK is committed to being an innovative platform that fosters disruptive thinking for a new future by spreading inspiring stories and innovative ideas – gathered from the most unexpected sources, which cause people to reexamine their world, goals and ambitions.


About INK Conference

This year, the INK Conference, which is the annual celebration of Thinkers and Doers from all walks of life, will be held in Mumbai between October 31st and November 2nd. Here, change-makers from diverse fields share their stories, ideas and perspectives. This is the forum where life changing connections and intense conversations occur and the experience has often been compared to a ‘Brain spa’ with thrilling ideas, thought provoking sessions, and breathtaking performances.

The Conference converts speakers’ talks into the familiar 3-18 minute format for online viewing at , free of cost.