About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDx is a program where live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDx grant free licenses to like-minded individuals around the world to organize a TED style event to share ideas and foster innovation. Our event is called TEDxGLIMChennai, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGLIMChennai event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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About TEDxGLIMChennai

TEDxGLIMChennai is an independently organized TEDx event hosted by Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. The latest edition of TEDxGLIMChennai was held on 3 rd February 2019. The theme of the event was "Ctrl+N = New Beginnings", where speakers from diverse backgrounds discussed ground- breaking ideasthat could reshape tomorrow's landscape. TEDxGLIMChennai is a non-profit event, and its purpose is to promote inter- cultural intellectual sharing and networking of people with different backgrounds, and diverse locations.

Previous Speakers of TEDxGLIMChennai

  • Daniel Mendonca, Gender rights activist
  • Khopal Khanna, Storyteller, founder and prime member of Tape a Tale
  • Meet Jain, Singer, Songwriter
  • Parul Gulati, Actress, Entrepreneur
  • Sneha Sharma, F4-racer, Pilot
  • Sunil Varghese, Start-up mentor

TEDxGLIMChennai 2021 Theme

Shed the Layers – because it's you. In a world that encourages you to cover up, there is power in vulnerability. Knock the walls and let yourself be you. We are constantly expected to put on a show and be our best self, but sometimes, it feels good to SHED THE LAYERS and just BE YOU! Speakers of TEDxGLIMChennai - 2021

1.  Sarah Kashyap -A Motorcyclist, the only Indian woman to have completed the Raid de Himalaya. A woman breaking the stereotypes

2.  Vikram Poddar - Stand-up comedian, An engineer who changed his path to pursue his passion and become India's first corporate stand-up comedian

3.  Garima Avtar - Extreme Rally Driver. Excelled in a male-dominated field while not shying away from the responsibilities of her as a mother and a reputed corporate leader

4.  Deane De Menezes - An NGO Activist and founder of Red is the New Green (RING) – an award winning social enterprise working towards reducing the social stigma attached to menstruation via education and advocacy

TEDxGLIMChennai 2021 is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

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