For the first time ever, we are hosting a TEDx Salon! TEDx Salons engage the community between main TEDx events, promoting intimate discussion with both speakers as well as your peers. We will be hosting a virtual salon with speakers who will delve deep into their ideas, insights and journey. You can also interact with speakers through a moderated Q&A session. Interested in participating or want to learn more? Read more on our Salon Page.

The Experience

Fostered by the vision of serving the student community with the most innovative and inspiring ideas, TEDxNITKSurathkal is a university TEDx event that began at NITK in 2011. Having had six successful editions in 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020. TEDxNITKSurathkal is striving for its upcoming annual colloque to explore beyond the conventions and allow people to rethink their notion of what is possible.

Impactful Ideas

We strive to bring forward powerful ideas that challenge the norms and carry the potential to transform lives.

Community Strength

Standing 6000+ strong, our community comprises of curious individuals with an ever increasing appetite for learning.


Ranking amongst the top educational institutes in India, our university adds a key ingredient in realising our vision.


Hugging the Arabian sea along its length, our venue is a welcoming retreat for sparking up conversations about things that matter.

our speakers

Past Speakers

What is Tedx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxNITKSurathkal, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxNITKSurathkal event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. For more information, you can check out TEDx Program Initiative.