TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan: “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TEDx are independent events organised under TED, for a non-profit purpose.The TEDxBangalore Adventure seeks to highlight real people, initiatives and institutions that are actively involved in making our city better every day.
As part of self-organized events conducted around the city that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, TEDx Bangalore visited St.Josephs College of Commerce on the 25th of June, 2014. Hosted by Neil Mascarenhas of 2 BBM A, the event had an audience of about hundred and fifty students from different classes. The theme for the event was ‘Social Entrepreneurship’, and speakers from the audience were encouraged to make small groups, connect with each other and spark deep discussion based on the theme. An informative TEDTalks video was also screened.
Apart from group discussions, individual speakers from the audience were given an opportunity to speak for a minute on any issue in society screaming for change. Students and teachers of our college showed lively participation and awed one and all with their passion for issues such as the monotonous educational system in our country and entrepreneurship trumping corporate jobs among others.