CHENNAI: Come November, Mysore will host South Asia’s first TED Conference. Under the theme “The Future Beckons,” TEDIndia will be held at Infosys campus in Mysore between November 4 and 7.
First held in Monterey, California, in 1984, the annual TED (technology, entertainment and design) conferences bring together thinkers from diverse fields. Past speakers include Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.
TEDIndia will address topics such as “Which ancient traditions can illuminate modern life” and “What local inventions are destined for global impact.” “An educator in the slums whose students out-perform private school kids” and “the entrepreneur whose emergency response team became heroes during the Mumbai terrorist attacks” are among scheduled speakers. For information, visit www.ted.com.