Legend has it that a phoenix rises from the ashes. When we are confronted with the fire of hardships, the will to succeed and thrive defines us more than what has happened to us. Albert Einstein said: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”. In choosing our perspectives, we define our attitudes. And the right attitudes will make us rise not for ourselves, but for the community, for the country and for the humankind.

Let us remind ourselves, and others, to be rising constantly to the challenge, against all odds, to the top. Let’s join hands to be rising together when any of us fall or fail, raising the bar for what humanity can achieve by RISING FOREVER!

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Speakers

  • Jocelyn C. Zuckerman
    Jocelyn C. Zuckerman
  • Sqn. Ldr. Abhai Pratap Singh
    Sqn. Ldr. Abhai Pratap Singh
  • Sridhar Ramakrishnan
    Sridhar Ramakrishnan
  • Tinkesh Kaushik
    Tinkesh Kaushik
  • Parvindar Singh
    Parvindar Singh
  • Sabu Cyril
    Sabu Cyril
  • Shirin Merchant
    Shirin Merchant
  • Nirali Bhatia
    Nirali Bhatia
  • Abhay Deshpande
    Abhay Deshpande
  • Ritesh Bhatia
    Ritesh Bhatia
  • Dr. Vyshnavie Sainath
    Dr. Vyshnavie Sainath
  • Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli
    Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli
  • Emmanuel Raju
    Emmanuel Raju

FAQs

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. TEDx is an independently organized licensed TED event. TEDxHyderabad has quickly grown to become one of the leading TEDx events in the country. TEDxHyderabad was be selected for an Anchor program by TED and mentioned in the opening statement of the TED Summit, at Banff this year as one of the most innovative events, globally. Speakers/performers both Indian and International representing diverse backgrounds, are invited to share their stories and ideas with you. TEDxHyderabad is a not for profit event and attendees can join only after undergoing the process of curation. This is a ticketed event.

No. The team at TEDxHyderabad are people from across diverse sectors and include physicians, corporate employees, investors, mentors, coaches, social workers, artistes and start-up employees. We are a bunch of passionate people who have come together to support the philosophy of “Ideas Worth Spreading”. We are only volunteers and do not hold any kind of paid assignments with TEDxHyderabad

To volunteer at TEDxHyderabad, you must be part of our community. You should have attended one speaker event to understand how and what we do. We only choose volunteers from our local community. We open up volunteering slots once a year, in January. You can apply then, mentioning which specific skill set you possess. If shortlisted, you will have to go through a couple of rounds of interviews with the team. You will also be expected to devote 6-8 hours every week on normal days and 10-12 hours a week closer to the event. Attendance at team meetings are mandatory and failure to attend 3 or more team meetings will call for termination of your volunteer contract. Volunteers at TEDxHyderabad have to undergo the same curation process that attendees have to go through and also need to buy their tickets.

The first step of speaker selection starts with finalization of the theme. Once the theme of the event is final, we look at sub-themes within the main theme and the powerful ideas that fall within those sub themes. We zero in on at least 3-4 speakers per idea and then start to work backwards to select who we feel will be most relevant. Our website has a speaker nomination form, please feel free to nominate a good speaker - Click Here to Nominate. Speaker selection is a time consuming process and it starts almost 8-10 months before the actual event.

Yes, our speakers are also curated. What you see on the day of the event are carefully curated and highly rehearsed talks. We have an internal curation team that works with the speaker to create the draft and then final cut of their talk

We look for unique individuals or group performers, who require little or no logistical help. Our focus is to give opportunity to upcoming talented artistes. If you have a unique talent, Click here to fill the form

TEDxHyderabad is a not for profit. The experience we design for attendees is done through our ticket sales collections, as well as the partnerships (cash and kind) that we get.

We have strict no discount policy on single ticket bookings. However, we offer a discount on bulk booking of 100 tickets and above.

Our attempt is to design an experience for you and not an event. We try and ensure that you not only watch inspiring talks on stage, there is entertainment, social spaces, tea, lunch etc. Apart from that our event has free seating and we do not differentiate between audience members. Everyone is an esteemed attendee, irrespective of their job title, financial standing or place in society. So who knows – you may be sitting next to your next employer/employee, investor, best friend or simply someone who awes and inspires you. This is a fabulous chance for individuals to network with like-minded people and an amazing opportunity to be part of a community of Thinkers, Enablers and Doers. All of this in just one day and at such little cost? Think about it!

During an attendee curation, we go through the answers on your form, primarily to gauge what inspires you, what you are passionate about, what drives you and makes you the person you are. We also try and ascertain how passionate and involved you are about TED and TEDx.

As a volunteer, you have to undergo the same curation process that attendees have to go through. You also have to pay for your ticket to attend the event.

Attending a TEDx event will give you a day full of experiences and a lifetime of lasting friends. It will inspire you and bring you to understand what others are doing in their life..

Past Editions

Building a community of

Thinkers.
Enablers.
Doers.

X one idea at a Time!

Jocelyn C. Zuckerman

Jocelyn C. Zuckerman is a writer, editor and journalist who has been shortlisted for the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism and was a winner of the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. The former deputy editor of Gourmet, articles editor of OnEarth, and executive editor of Modern Farmer, Zuckerman also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Kenya and has written for Fast Company, The American Prospect, newyorker.com, Vogue, and many other publications.

Sqn. Ldr. Abhai Pratap Singh

Sqn Ldr Abhai Pratap Singh (Retd.) is an Indian Air Force veteran by training, a Wheelchair Cricketer by passion and a Marathoner by choice. He takes life and its challenges head on and lives it up. With an aim to help people cope with different abilities, he spearheaded the movement to give them equal opportunities, and took to sports, particularly cricket, as a medium of rehabilitation and mainstreaming differently abled individuals.

 

Sridhar Ramakrishnan

R Sridhar is a left-arm spinner who played for Hyderabad in the late 1990s for more than a decade and is famous as the Fielding Coach for the Indian Cricket Team. During his tenure, along with head coach Ravi Shastri and assistant coach Bharat Arun, the team topped the World Ranking in Test Cricket for 6 years from 2016 to 2021. Sridhar is now gearing up for his next innings, where he intends to mentor not just players but also coaches.

Tinkesh Kaushik

Tinkesh Kaushik is the first Asian Triple Amputee to bungee jump and Scuba dive in open waters. A determined and resolute fitness enthusiast, he has trained to be an athlete, swimmer, paracyclist and marathoner, and now inspires others on their fitness journey through his wellness and life coaching. He believes that the mind is the strongest organ in the body.

 

Experience the rush of inspiration as he takes you on a roller-coaster of how he made his way to where he is, only at #TEDxHyderabad 2023 – #Rising

 

Parvindar Singh

Parvindar Singh is a musician, a dancer, an activist and an experimental instrument maker who is driven by curiosity, passion and the urge to experience something new. A keen believer in the healing power of music, he encourages, nurtures and promotes local musicians and roots for communities where music could be used for connecting and to raise awareness about various social causes.

Sabu Cyril

Sabu Cyril is the most celebrated art director in the country who proudly counts Bahubali, RRR and Enthiran in his repertoire. A pan-Indian film production designer, his list of awards including 6 National Film Awards, 6 Filmfare Awards and various international and state awards is as impressive as the length of his list of 116 feature films and 2500 ad films that he has to his credit. Sabu believes that he could rise to the challenge of excelling in his field because of his inclination towards both science and art, and his innate curiosity.

Shirin Merchant

Shirin Merchant is a pioneer in the field of canine training and behaviour in India. Over the past 26 years she has helped dogs with behaviour issues ranging from aggression, fears, separation anxiety and much more. She sees the world through the dogs’ eyes, and claims that what she sees is magic. As she puts it – it was actually the dogs who taught her powerful lessons in communication, empathy and most importantly, humanity.

Nirali Bhatia

Nirali Bhatia specialises in Cyber Psychology, is a Consulting Psychologist & Psychotherapist and a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Internet Addiction Therapist. A digital native, she uses her experience to understand and explain the influence of technology on its users and has contributed in the field at various panels and boards of leading media houses and organisations. Her anti-cyber bullying organisation – Cyber B.A.A.P. provides guidance, counselling & reporting assistance to the victims of online bullying, and conducts awareness & cyber safety sessions and campaigns to fight the cyber evils.

Abhay Deshpande

Abhay Deshpande is a serial entrepreneur who has been ahead of the time in all of his ventures so far. A visionary, he strongly believes in Technology as a great enabler to disrupt markets and his philosophy is to formalise all the players in an ecosystem for it to grow and thrive. He is currently the founder of Recykal, where he is set to make Sustainability and ESG a household conversational concept, while creating and enabling a circular, holistic and sustainable economy in India with one piece of waste at a time.

Ritesh Bhatia

Ritesh Bhatia is a well-known Cybercrime Investigator and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Consultant. A certified Fraud Examiner from ACFE, USA, he has been successful in solving many cases for organisations, law enforcement agencies and individuals the world over. He is as comfortable playing himself in MTV Troll Police or appearing for media interviews, as he is on the board of companies. He is the co-founder of Cyber B.A.A.P. (Cyber Bullying Awareness, Action and Prevention) along with Nirali Bhatia.

Dr. Vyshnavie Sainath

Gifted with a natural flair for dance, Dr. Vyshnavie Sainath has an impressive repertoire that spans across Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi and Contemporary dance. But what really makes her move is the integration of Yoga and martial arts in Classical dance. An award-winning artist who has researched Globalization of dance and its influences, her larger-than-life stage presentations have wowed the audience the world over, across multiple media.

Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli

Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli is a renowned Cancer Surgeon from Hyderabad, who was one of the earliest to implement robotic surgery into oncological practice in the country. Having performed more than 300 robotic surgeries with excellent results, he has earned a place amongst key thought leaders in the space. Not resting on his laurels, he conducts many awareness programs and screening camps through his NGO Grace Cancer Foundation, that caters to needy cancer patients. Being a change agent who holds 2 places in the Guinness Book of World Records and 1 in Limca Book of World Records, his vision is to reach the unreached and to provide cancer care across all segments of the population.

Emmanuel Raju

Born and raised in Hyderabad, Emmanuel Raju is a social scientist working to untangle the drivers of disasters. Emmanuel is currently the Director of The Copenhagen Centre for Disaster Research (COPE) and an Associate Professor of Disaster Risk Management at the Global Health Section at the University of Copenhagen. He is also an ‘Extraordinary Associate Professor’ at North-West University, South Africa. With over a decade of experience working in research and teaching in international development and disaster risk management, he is one of the foremost names to consult when it comes to disaster risk reduction; disaster recovery; and governance – not just in academia, but on the ground too!