Hello all, here’s my story and why I want to attend TED2018. Click here for more information and ways you can help.
TED stands for Technology Entertainment and Design.
Last year three of us, me and my two Co — Curators co-funded TEDxBandra from our student incomes. That was our first event. So, we had a circuit breaker of 100 tickets as well as the standard cap of prices. We didn’t go broke, but yes, despite a very fine event we aim to get to 5x this time. The barrier is that one of us mandatorily attends TED this year. Your donation will help TEDxBandra overcome the barrier — and not just that, the learnings at TED will make the upcoming edition become deeper.
By attending TED2018 taking place at the Vancouver Convention center will help me in reaching out to live audiences in greater numbers for TEDx event taking place in India. Also, Quality content will be made accessible to a variety of people right from school students to working professionals easily, and hence, a greater number of people would be able to gain and create a subsequent ripple effect on the communities they come from.
We want more lives to be impacted by the stories being shared. As a passionate TEDster, there are so many ideas I could think about to work with which will, in turn, help people to push boundaries and help their respective communities. Such an expansion requires me attending TED2018 and this will happen with your help.
Last year I came across so many individuals planning exciting opportunities for the society. TEDx gave them a platform and today these ideas have reached a variety of people through the power of collaboration. That is the core idea which I want to propagate.
Today I see communities being impacted through this platform and hence when I look at expansion the criteria to attend a TED conference pulls me down due to an expensive attendee fee.Being very early in my career the price to attend is very steep for me and hence limits my plans of expansion of TEDx in India.
This is where I need your extended help and support and if that happens with all my heart I can say that I will not only increase the quality of a TEDx conference in India but also ensure that initiatives which help communities to foster take place and a measurable impact is seen.Be it by the means of Technology, Design, Sustainability, Better Education or medicine. The potential is limitless.
Why is it important for me to participate in TED2018?
Attending TED2018 will be a life-changing opportunity as I will be able to connect with Global Thought Leaders and help me expand the TEDx culture in India. Learn more about TED2018 here.
My TED Story
I am a curious and concerned individual. Intrigued and interested in ideas that matter and impact the society. Back in 2013, I was introduced by a friend to one such platform where these ideas take flight, which is known as TED.
I am a strong believer of the fact that stories make an impact, and they have the power to move and inspire millions. Considering that fact the first TED talk I ever saw made a prolific impact on me. It was titled ‘5 lives of an artist’ by Raghava KK and I had the opportunity to later meet him in India and share my thoughts on the same and let him know the fact that his talk was the very first TED talk I ever saw.
As Khalil Gibran has said that “It has been said that next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling.” and this idea is best summarized by TED in all its conferences.
TED2018 is a five-day conference happening in Vancouver, BC, Canada that will be tapping into the resources of an expanded curatorial group and going all-out to bring you visibility into the key developments driving this future, from jaw-dropping AI to glorious new forms of creativity to courageous advocates of radical social change. It will include critics and skeptics, but also the quiet heroes driving ideas we can rally around. And through it all, it will seek an exciting and insightful way forward
Where does your money go?
Following are the major areas where the funds raised via this campaign will be accordingly distributed:
- TED2018 Attendance Fee (Vanguard Membership) — $5000 (Limited Availability as Membership only for those who never attended TED or early in their career)
- Return Flights, Mumbai, India — Vancouver, Canada
- Stay at Vancouver, Canada during the period of the conference
More about me
Cradled lovingly in the awe taking lap of Gujarat, India. I have grown up in small towns as well as big cities. I can ride the roughness of a small village and survive the madness and high of a metro at the same time. I am adaptive, open-minded and a survivor. A self-professed foodie with a fondness for Indian Cuisine who loves traveling. Dreamer and a constant learner.I hold a keen interest in Philosophy, Psychology, and Mythology.
I will really appreciate everyone’s support, no amount is too small. Do reach out to me for any queries or more information. Visit this link to contribute.