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TEDx NIT Kurukshetra

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As the much awaited event of TEDxNITKurukshetra drifts closer, we are pleased to inform that you can now register for this extravaganza. The event would take place on 5th November, 2017, and will be laced by various esteemed speakers delivering speeches on ideas ranging from linguistics to entrepreneurship to indigenous technologies, all boiling down to our main theme chain reactions.
Venue: Jubilee Hall
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1. Saveen Hegde is a design thinking specialist, an entrepreneur and an award- winning speaker with an ability to engage the audience using his own unique tools of magic, humor, and zest. He runs an experiential learning hub called Unbox2Learn. Saveen learned Design Thinking and Innovation at the prestigious Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2016. He has completed executive management program with a focus on Neuroscience from Sloan School of Management - MIT, USA.... His flagship programs therefore include Business storytelling, Neuroscience for business leaders, Creative leadership and Design thinking. His programs have proven to be effective for senior leaders of organizations like Nike, PwC, LinkedIn, Airbus, Wal-Mart, SanDisk, Taj, Schneider Electric, KPMG, Robert Bosch, Target Corp etc. with his framework of Live Laugh Learn. He has been a featured speaker at international conferences like the TEDx conference, Grace Hopper Conference, International Youth Conference etc. Apart from his excellence in the field of creative learning, Saveen is an Improvisational theatre artist, has traveled internationally to take a stage at Sea Tea Theater - Hartford and represented India at the 13th Providence Improv Festival in Rhode Island. He is the founder, anchor, and narrator of Punchtantraa - India's only radical mime team having close to 170 live shows and was featured on NDTV's Rising Stars ofComedy!
Saveen has been a Toastmaster since 2011. He was ranked among the top three humorous speakers in South India & Sri Lanka by Toastmasters International - 2013 and was District Champion for impromptu speaking at the Toastmasters International- 2016. This year at Coronation 2017, his fiery speech earned him the Champion's trophy in the International Speech Contest! As winner, he represented District 92 in the 86th Annual International Convention which was held at Vancouver, Canada in August 2017. He is now one of the TOP 10 speakers in the world (as recognized by Toastmasters International).

So get ready to experience how the smallest of things can spark a Chain Reaction that will define your life.

2. Dr. Sukant Khurana.
He is passionate about neuroscience, drug-discovery, computation, AI, and data science, his Ph.D. training was interdisciplinary, with neuroscience from UT Austin and collaborative mathematics work with Curant Center of NYU. He then conducted postdoctoral research at UT Austin and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in drug-discovery and artificial intelligence. After which he was a PI at IISER-K. He is also a visiting profe...ssor at few places and run a drug-discovery lab at CDRI, Lucknow, India. In addition to pursuing science and technology in academic and industry set-up, he has penned several popular science articles and books and created visual art on science related topics that is on display in top venues around the globe. His work has also been in the popular press in mention-able venues, such as recent coverage of our novel antioxidant from silk cocoon being covered by Nature News.

3. Ihitashri is a Social Entrepreneur and a Sustainability Champion, who believes in the power of entrepreneurship to tackle the social challenges of rural livelihood and cultural preservation.

After 7 years of stint with the Corporate world (in the areas of Supply chain management and Enterprise Resource Planning), Ihitashri started her brainchild Social Enterprise 'MITHILAsmita' to promote the heritage Madhubani Paintings of India.


The enterprise aims at using the power of ma...rketing, thought leadership, research, and strategic partnerships to bring sustainability in the rural artisan sector, with a focus on women artisans.

Ihitashri is an Acumen India Fellow and a recipient of several awards including 'Impact Entrepreneur Award' by the honbl Chief Minister of Bihar. Ihitashri is a blogger on Huffington Post and speaker on Social entrepreneurship platforms

4. Madhav Datt
Madhav Datt is a 21-year-old environmental activist and youth leader. He founded Green the Gene as a small school environmental club in 2004 when he was 8 years old. Since then, he has led and scaled it into the world's largest completely youth-run environmental non-profit, with projects and activities in 62 countries with over 7000 volunteers from schools and universities.

He has initiated, led and implemented multiple technol...ogy driven environmental projects across the world. Some of his high impact initiatives include systems for swimming pool water recycling to recycle 3,000,000+ liters/year in India; deploying of 8,000 bio-sand water filters in Tanzania; developing 1,000 carbon neutral stoves in Sierra Leone; planting 1.5 million trees in The Gambia etc. Madhav is the Global Representative for Children and Youth to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), where he negotiates with diplomatic delegations from UN Member States on resolutions for greater environmental accountability, and facilitates the involvement of children and youth with the UNEP at policy and programmatic levels.

He has represented children and youth as invited speaker, panelist and participant at various international summits including the UN General Assembly’s High Level Event on Climate Change, New York; Rio+20, Brazil; UNEA, Kenya; UNEP TIYC, Indonesia etc. He is a computer science student at IIT Kharagpur, and Harvard University visiting undergraduate '17.


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