Mumbai Hosts the 8th Edition of TEDxGateway; Riveting Talks By 25 Remarkable Speakers

Mumbai, 09 January 2018: TEDxGateway is back with its 8th edition at the DOME @ NSCI in Mumbai. Taking forward the theme of  ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, TEDxGateway will bring 25 motivational speakers from  different walks of life will share their inspiring experiences and stories on varied topics ranging from science, inventions to creative art forms.

This year promises to be bigger and larger with TEDxGateway expecting to draw more than 5000 attendees at Dome @ NSCI. In addition, the main event will also be webcasted across 50 campuses in India, targeting over 150,000+ viewers.

This year’s TEDxGateway features an eclectic mix of speakers from diverse backgrounds including a microbial explorer, discoverer of fungal species who is currently researching on understanding how ‘wild’ microorganisms can produce improved food and beverages, a 14 year old who invented a bandage with the ability of assessing the need to change it, preventing the chances of further damage saving countless lives, the inventor and builder of a personal flight system and jet suit, creator of YOLO (You Only Look Once) system, the developer of a breakthrough technology to signal the presence of cancer, a child & adolescent psychologist and family therapist, a TB survivor and public health professional, a cybersecurity expert with domain knowledge of smart devices, the developer of wearable sensor to detect a sexual assault, the inventor of communication devices for children with disabilities, and Guinness World Record holders aka the Everest Twins, amongst various others.

From the Government quarters, Shri Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore honored with Padma Shri and an Olympic Silver Medal in double trap shooting, and currently Minister of State, Youth and Sports will also be part of this year’s lineup of speakers.

The event will also see a grand performance by Ricky Kej, the youngest Indian Grammy Award music composer known for his Indo-American styled environmentally conscious music perform at the event.

To support the TEDxGateway vision, leading corporate powerhouses are supporting the event this year. Some notable names include Aditya Birla Group, Infosys, JSW, and Rustomjee.

Speaking on its association with the platform, Percy S. Chowdhry, CEO, Rustomjee, said, “We are delighted to continue our long standing association with the 8th Edition of TEDxGateway. Over the last five years, the TEDxGateway has emerged as one of Asia’s largest event platforms attracting inspirational speakers who are game changers in their respective domains having taken the road less travelled.

At Rustomjee, we believe passionately that inspiring ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. As one of Mumbai’s largest and most trusted developer, Rustomjee takes pride in making thoughtful spaces available to people and families. Spaces inside and outside homes that help them find who they truly are, help them rediscover lost passions, old friends, spend quality time with their loved ones and much more. We are looking forward to the talks that will emerge for TEXxGateway 2018 – ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’.”

Commenting on TEDxGateway 2018, Yashraj Akashi, Senior Ambassador and Curator, TEDx Gateway in India said, “With every year, TEDxGateway is growing to become a bigger platform for inspirational people to share their path-breaking ideas and worldly experiences with the Indian audience. Built on the premise of stimulating minds, leading to interactive discussions and constructive conversations, TEDx now has a place in the Indian market where it drives thought-leadership to the learning-oriented, knowledge seeking audience. This year too, we aim to bring inspirational speakers to share their inspirational talks to a high-spirited crowd.”


About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers are combined to spark a deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = an independently organized TED event. TEDx Gateway is an independently organized licensed TED event; TED has no affiliate or partner conference in India.

About TEDxGateway

TEDxGateway, an independently organized TED Conference. Operated under license from TED the 8th edition will take place at the Dome @ NSCI, Worli in Mumbai on 04 February 2018. At the daylong conference, we will feature eminent speakers from different walks of life will share unique ideas from India and all around the globe. It draws 5000 curated and selected attendees across India. Attendees of TEDxGateway will include philanthropists, policymakers, industrialists, CXOs, entrepreneurs, creative heads, students, CEOs, scientists, artists, corporates and bureaucrats from across the nation.

About TED

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 32 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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About TED TV

In February 2017, TED launched its most ambitious television project with Star India, India’s largest media conglomerates and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan titled TED Talks India: Nayi Soch.   The new show marks the first time TED is collaborating with a major network to produce a TV series featuring original TED Talks in a language other than English—Hindi. The collaboration aims amplifies TED’s ongoing effort to bring big ideas to curious minds and propagate “new thinking” amongst Star TV’s 650+ million viewers.

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