Mumbai: A melting pot of ideas, imagination and innovation – TEDxGateway is back with its 10th edition on 2nd December 2018 in Mumbai. Bringing to the fore some path-breaking ideas that have the power to change the world, TEDxGateway is one platform that promises to leave you spellbound. Growing in leaps and bounds, this year, TEDxGateway Dec 2018 will witness 20+ powerhouse speakers from all corners of the world as they take centre stage to a crowd of over 5500 attendees at the Dome at NSCI Mumbai.
Carrying forward TED’S legacy and theme of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, TEDxGateway Dec 2018 promises an eclectic mix of achievers, thought leaders, visionaries and disruptors from diverse areas of expertise like education, science, technology, art and culture. Additionally, the main event will also be webcasted across 200 campuses in India and multiple cities hosting TEDx’s across the world, targeting over 150,000+ viewers.
To further bolster the TEDx platform and partake in the phenomenal journey together, Genesis Burson-Marsteller is collaborating with TEDxGateway as its official communications partner. This partnership marks Genesis Burson-Marsteller’s sixth year of association with TEDxGateway, consistently playing a pivotal role in sharing the same vision and amplifying it over the years.
On partnering with TEDxGateway 2016, Prema Sagar, Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller, Asia-Pacific and Principle Founder, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, said: “TED is a universally recognized platform that has carved a niche for itself by creating a community of intellectually stimulated individuals from across the world. As India’s largest platform for ideas, TEDxGateway truly replicates the same in our homeland. Like every year, Genesis Burson-Marsteller is proud to be associated with TEDxGateway in transforming the world one idea at a time.”
Yashraj S. Akashi, Curator of TEDxGateway and Senior Ambassador of TEDx in India said, “We at TEDxGateway are extremely delighted to continue in our strategic partnership with Genesis Burson-Marsteller for the sixth consecutive year. This year, we are set to take it up a notch with a robust communication driven approach. Coupled with expertise and the creativity that Genesis Burson-Marsteller brings to the table, we are certain that this time TEDxGateway Dec 2018 is set to scale newer heights.”
This year’s TEDxGateway will host achievers including Seema Bansal, an education innovator; Haaziq Kazi and Gitanjali Rao, child prodigies; Mihir Shah, an innovator and entrepreneur; Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, Oncologist, Professor & Healthcare Expert; Shri. Raghu Rai, Padmashri Awardee & Acclaimed Photographer; Levon Biss, Photographer; Parag Khanna, Global Strategy Advisor & Geopolitical Futurist; Tom Wujec, technologist and design thinker; Harssh A. Poddar, IPS Officer; Parvati (Paro) Anand, author, storyteller & children’s literature advocate; Shabana Basij-Rasikh, educator & humanitarian; Megha Rajagopalan, Investigative Journalist; Rives, host, poet & storyteller; Madhumita Murgia, European Technology Correspondent; Dr Binish Desai, social entrepreneur & innovator; Shantha Barriga, Director of the Disability Division at Human Rights Watch to name a few.
Moreover, the spectacular line-up also includes Storror, Parkour Collective; Maati Baani, World Music Collaborators and Curators; Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Biodiversity Scientist & Former President of Mauritius; Ananda Shankar Jayant, classical dancer & choreographer; Ashwin Ram, Computer Scientist & AI Expert; Tao Issaro, Freelance Musician, Producer, Programmer, multi-instrumentalist and Eldar Blau aka. The Legendary Strawberry Man, Street Artist.
The event will also see grand performances by Storror, Maati Baani & Shankarananda Kalakshetra followed by multiple sponsored initiatives at the venue. Additionally, the main event will be telecast live on the website TEDxGateway.com/live.
Before the big day, this year, TEDxGateway has introduced UnPlugged – the first ever idea camp and open mic which allows you to immerse yourselves in a day full of disruptive ideas. A freestyle attendee driven idea camp, UnPlugged serves as a platform for anyone who has an extraordinary story to tell and for people who thrive on ideas and innovation. Slated to be held on 3rd November 2018, at ISDI Tower, One Indiabulls Center, Lower Parel; the event opens the doors for one and all to get a glimpse of the TEDxGateway experience before the main event!