Our TEDx event is organised in VIT Pune, a premier autonomous Engineering institute affiliated to Savitribai Phule University. Launched in 2015, TEDxVITPune is a collaboration between Vishwakarma Institute of Technology’s students and the large Pune community to bring technology, entertainment and design from various visionaries, intellectuals and doers, right at our doorstep. This year, on November 16th, 2019, TEDxVITPune will be setting the stage for individuals who embody what it means to ‘Unravel the Parallax’.
This form is to be filled by those who wish to attend TEDxVITPune.
1. Filling this form does not guarantee admission to TEDxVITPune 2019.
2. Please answer the questions carefully, your application shall be shortlisted based on your answers.
3. If shortlisted, you shall receive a confirmation mail, post which you’ll have to make payment for the ticket.
4. The ticket for TEDxVITPune 2019 is priced at INR 1300.
About our Speakers:
A Principal Scientist at the Tata Research Development and Design Centre, he has extensive experience in the application of Artificial intelligence within practical scenarios combining various strata of life. His wide spectrum of expertise ranges from entertainment, education and social media to financial services, railroads,manufacturing, defence, and IT systems. As a theatre enthusiast, he has translated 17 plays in Hindi, Marathi, and English. He follows his theatrical pursuits through directing and analysing plays. His literary accomplishment “𝘜𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘺𝘢” – the play, written and directed by him, was not only applauded among the audiences but also critically acclaimed. A Mechanical Engineer, he is also the Head of Media Entertainment and Advertising Research at TCS Research. A visionary with a fascinating idea, he plans to incorporate Artificial intelligence techniques in plays to enhance the experience of theatre.
A Visual Artist, an Illustrator and a Feminist, Annushka Hardikar is a storyteller at heart. A Graphic Design graduate from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, Annushka co-published ‘Raising Rihaan’, a comic book launched at the Pune International Literary Festival 2018. Her feminist zine ‘Oh Nari! So sanskari’ combines the tribulations of today with the characters of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Her newest collaborative venture 'A Fresh Coat’, is a street art project to infuse life into dreary old shop shutters by turning them into a canvas. It combines contemporary art styles and storytelling to depict the stores’ legacy.
Arjuna Srinidhi is a research analyst and policy advocate, specialising in climate change policy, natural resource management and sustainable development. With more than 10 years of experience across India and Southeast Asia, his work stands at the junction of the science, policy and climate change advocacy. While serving as the programme manager for climate change, at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE New Delhi), he worked in research and policy advocacy on climate change adaptation, mitigation and international negotiations. He is also engaged in sustainable development at a grassroots level through the NGO, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), which works towards watershed development, efficient water management, and sustainable agriculture. Furthermore, he provides advocacy on issues related to climate change adaptation, building resilience and sustainable development in semi-arid areas. Mr. Srinidhi is the co-author of ‘Rising to the Call - Good Practices of Climate Change Adaptation’ where he quotes through study, how communities are adapting successfully to the climate crisis.
Professor Ajit Kembhavi is a distinguished astronomer conducting study on extragalactic objects, various areas of high energy astrophysics, X-ray and radio pulsars. He is associated with the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, and presided as the Director until August 2015. He's also an integral part of the Space Commission and ISRO’s Apex Science Board. Furthermore, Professor Kembhavi serves as the Vice-President of the International Astronomical Union and was also the President of the Astronomical Society of India.
(Note: TEDxVITPune 2019 will have 8 speakers.)
Those who wish to attend must apply by filling the registration form at www.tedxvitpune.in/apply. Attendees will be selected based on answers.