TEDxMICA 2016 was organized on 7th February, 2016 at the MICA Campus and witnessed some of the most creative and innovative minds speak on the theme "Beyond" and enthrall the audience with the power of their thoughts. We want to thank all the delegates who attended the event who set our stage shine with their love and appreciation. The event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors to whom we would want to extend all our gratitude. We hope to keep on hosting more and more editions of TEDxMICA and fulfill our promise to generate ideas worth spreading.

2016 Speakers

Meenakshi Menon

Meenakshi Menon

Advertising Veteran

Meenakshi Menon is an advertising veteran who started her career in 1980 with Lintas and went on to launch India’s first audit & advisory in marketing services in 2003 by the name of “Spatial Access Solutions”. She also served as the MD, Zee TV till 1997. In 2000 she was selected by Ad Age Global as one of the 17 women worldwide who were changing the face of advertising industry. (more…)

Babar Afzal

Babar Afzal

Activist

Babar Afzal is a Pashmina Activist who quit his career of a McKinsey Analyst 6 years back after his soul called him back home to protect the Pashmina Goats. He founded the Global Pashmina Goat Project and is featured regularly in world media being referred to as “the most credible voice on Pashmina in the world”. Swearing to live for the Eco-system and contribute every second of his life to the community, (more…)

Ranveer Brar

Ranveer Brar

Celebrity Chef

A chef of great renown and a celebrated television personality, Ranveer Brar is one of the few Indians who have truly left their mark in the global culinary space. At 17, he recognized food as his true calling while acquainting himself with the finer nuances of kebab making and the rest, as they say, is history. He began his illustrious career at the Taj Mahal Hotel in 2001 and has since then left his mark at many highly celebrated hotels. (more…)

Ester Martinez

Ester Martinez

CEO & MD

Ester Martinez is the founding CEO & Managing Editor at People Matters Media. She holds a Postgraduate degree in HRM from EADA (Spain) and a Master’s Degree in Management from ISB, Hyderabad. Until 2008, she worked as a professional manager with a host of Blue Chip companies, like HP and TCS. In 2009, Ester decided to come to India and work on developing India centric data on talent management, leadership and HR, seeing the absence of any such research content could be referred by CEOs & HR heads. (more…)

Umesh Upadhyay

Umesh Upadhyay

Media Director

Umesh Upadhyay is a senior journalist, academician and communication professional, presently working as President and Media Director in Reliance Industries Limited. Earlier He worked as President News with Network18. As a regular commentator on public issues he has an uncanny sense of understanding and analyzing political, economic and social issues from a holistic perspective.He has had experience of working with Delhi University, Press Trust of India (PTI), (more…)

Bhumika Bhatia

Bhumika Bhatia

Photographer

It all started 6 years ago when Bhumika felt the need to find an outlet to translate her dreams and imagination. And then, photography happened to her. She did her first exhibition “Sublunary World” at the age of 19 and is the only Indian female photographer whose work has been published and exhibited across the world at such a young age including (Jimmy Choo and the Elton John Foundation), Selfridges-London where she was also a runner-up; Paris Fashion Week; and so on. (more…)

Sagarika Chakraborty

Sagarika Chakraborty

CEO

Sagarika currently acts as the CEO to IIRIS and seeks to add critical business value to companies through her expertise in legal, risk mitigation and investigative strategies. An alumnus of NLU, Jodhpur and ISB, Hyderabad, Sagarika seeks to inspire the youth to walk the unconventional path when it comes to pursuing passions. Sagarika wears many feathers in her cap as an author, lawyer, panel reviewer at the UNESCO, active researcher and many others in the past. (more…)

Kunal Arora

Kunal Arora

Entrepreneur

He is the Co-founder of the Education Tree, who uses small yet meaningful ways to impart education with the help of unique art forms such as freeze mobs, flash mobs, graffiti, chalk art, street dancing, street plays etc. Kunal Arora and 3 of his friends started TET to remove the cracks in the education process and ensure a good, meaningful learning for all. They are currently working in universities across Delhi and plan to take up school initiatives as well. TTT is also working towards Women Safety.

Prathap Suthan

Prathap Suthan

Chief Creative Officer

He is the man behind campaigns like India Shining – for the previous NDA Government, Incredible India – the Indian tourism brand, Next is What? – Samsung Mobiles in 2008, Be You – for Jabong, the online fashion brand, and many more. He is currently the CCO and Managing Partner of ‘Bang in the Middle’, a full service advertising agency based out of New Delhi.

Chintan Ruparel

Chintan Ruparel

Entrepreneur

After 7 years in mainline advertising as a copywriter, having worked in agencies like O&M Mumbai, Taproot India and Creativeland Asia, on successful campaigns like Airtel’s Har Friend Zaroori Hota Hai, TOI’s Aman Ki Asha and several others, picking up awards and accolades at top shows like Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Spikes Asia, Goafest, and the Effies; Chintan Ruparel decided it was time to fuel his entrepreneurial ambitions, and joined as the Co-Founder and Chief Curator at Terribly Tiny Tales – (more…)

Sourabh Kuashal

Sourabh Kuashal

Space explorer

Space explorer,engineer and entrepreneur, Karmaveer Chakra recipient Sourabh Kaushal has been doing space research for the past 7 years. He has been awarded the prestigious “Dr. Kalpana Chawla Young Scientist Award 2012” and was also the runner-up of the “Jerone Pearson Award 2010” given by The International Space Elevator Consortium, USA. (more…)

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About TEDxMICA
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. Our event is called TEDxMICA, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMICA 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. For more information about TEDx please visit the following link: https://www.ted.com/
About our 2016 theme: Beyond
With much glee and excitement, TEDxMICA takes great pride in announcing this year’s theme. TEDxMICA 2016: “BEYOND” In moments of serendipity, we realize the outcome of walking that extra mile and looking farther than the horizons. It is only when we dare to break the shackles of our mind we create stories that live longer than us. We have ample examples of people who have achieved more than just perfection in various fields, be it science, arts, technology or entertainment. Be it jumping from space, discovering the Higgs Boson particle, covering 100m in 9.58 seconds or getting 2.5 billion views on youtube, these are the people who define the true essence of the theme "Beyond" since they dared to do beyond the ordinary and brought out the things which were never thought possible by humans. At TEDxMICA 2016, we aim to share such stories of people who have broken the limits set by our surroundings and have been crazy enough to impact the society at large.