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May 7 2013 | by Rahul
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Kerala’s first TEDxYouth event to be held in Trivandrum

TEDxYouth Trivandrum is formed by a group of like-minded young enthusiasts seeking to inspire city’s youth to follow their dreams.

The inaugural edition of TEDxYouth Trivandrum, the first-of-its-kind event in the state will be held on June 8th, 2013.

In its inaugural edition TEDx Youth conference aims to bring together creative minds, intriguing concepts and innovative ideas to a single platform. The TEDx Youth@Trivandrum team is not just a bunch of TED enthusiasts but is in fact a group, with firm conviction in the power of ideas to mould opinions and spark positive shifts in society. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission – “Ideas worth spreading.”

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.” World’s greatest visionaries and achievers are invited to these conferences for sharing their thoughts and ideas. While TEDx, where x= independently organized TED event, is a group of local, self organized events conducted under the aegis of TED. TEDTalks combines speeches and demonstrations to spark in-depth discussions and interactions within a small group. Targeting the youth TED also has planned to host TEDxYouth event where there will be speeches by pros, TED videos, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

The motif selected for the TEDxYouth@Trivandrum event is ‘Kaleidoscope’. As different bits of coloured glass and pebbles come together to weave a beautiful pattern within a kaleidoscope, the event also hopes to bring together some of the most creative ideas, activities and demonstrations to captivate and inspire the attendees.

The event will be enriched by noted personalities like Pulapre Balakrishnan, the economist trained at the Oxford and Cambridge University, Ira Trivedi an Indian novelist, yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and speaker, Suhani Shah an illusionist, psychosomatic counsellor and a powerful hypnotherapist, Shefali Kulkarni an academician, teacher and advocate of gender inclusion and Sreevas Sahasranamam a Doctoral Student in at the IIMK and an advocate for the future of solar energy in India and  Vasundhara Das , is an Indian recording artist, songwriter, composer, actress and environmentalist. She has recorded her own album of non-film songs. She has sung in French, English, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. She has also sung a song called “Tide” with Ashu and Dhruv for the show Channel V Jammin. She performed in Yuva Dasara  at Mysore, Karnataka. Her latest performance happened in Ekatvam organised by Mahindra Satyam at Hyderabad

Tedx Youth@Trivandrum is supported by a strong team of enterprising and vibrant organizers whose honest commitment to the spirit of ‘greater good’ can be easily gauged from their involvement in other non-profit organizations such as Uni-Y Trivandrum, M.A.D and Paperman in the city.

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