17 March 2018


The Somaiya School Auditorium,
Somaiya Vidyavihar



TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. 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. It is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.


The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.

What is TEDxSomaiyaVidyavihar?

What is TEDxSomaiyaVidyavihar?

TEDxSomaiyaVidyavihar is an independently organised TED-like event by the students of K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering and K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research. Our vision is to make TEDxSomaiyaVidyavihar a platform where community-driven people can showcase their ideas that will lead to a change in attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

Theme : At a Crossroads

We, as a civilization, stand at a very crucial juncture that will decide the future for generations to come. It is at junctions like these that ideas take shape and kickstart the transition to a better future. Innovative and groundbreaking solutions do not emerge on plain sailing paths, but on paths that are inundated with difficulties and challenges. The theme not only focuses on an individual’s decision but also encompasses a broader perspective. Through our platform at TEDxSomaiyaVidyavihar, we aim to share ideas that have had far reaching effects and inspire the audience to cultivate novel thinking.

Our Speakers


Sufi-rock band.

Based in Pune, rooted in Kashmir.

Past Speakers

Sidharth Sthalekar

Siddharth Sthalekar
Founder of Sacred Capital

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Ashok Rathod

Ashok Rathod
Founder and director of OSCAR foundation

Education is Fundamental for Change and Progress

Rabia Kapoor

Rabia Kapoor
Spoken Word Poet

Why Your Stories Matter

Sudha Gopalkrishnan

Sudha Gopalakrishnan
Founder of Sahapedia

Power of Culture for a Just Society

Paresh Patel

Paresh Patel

From Victim to Victor

Chetan Solanki

Chetan Solanki
Professor at IITB

Right to Clean Light

Hans Dalal

Hans Dalal
Tiger conservationist and founder of PROWL NGO

The Plight of Wildlife in India

Abha Agarwal

Abha Agrawal
Co-founder of Desi Hangover

A Sustainable Model for Our Community

Chandrashekhar Bhadsavle

Chandrashekhar Bhadsavle
Farmer and Innovator

Dignity to Farmer & Farmer Friendly Techniques: A Way to Solve Food Security and Global WarmingDignity to Farmer & Farmer Friendly Techniques: A Way to Solve Food Security and Global Warming


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