Past Editions

Aatmanirbhar Bharat | 2020 Watch videos

Aatmanirbhar or self-reliance is key to an individual's success. There is no one there for you like yourself. This concept came into being in the form of the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' or 'Self-Reliant India Mission' during the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic related economic package on 12 May 2020. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Aatmanirbhar Bharat's simplest meaning is India should reduce its dependence on other nations to the lowest possible levels. Self-reliant India is all about strong enterprises, generating employment and empowering people to come out and find solutions.

TEDxNITKSurathkal presents to you our very first salon. Our theme 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is committed to bringing to the spotlight individuals from a variety of backgrounds such as top-notch journalists, budding entrepreneurs and economists, thus bringing in a wide range of ideas and solutions. Through this salon, the students of NITK armed with the values of self-reliance explore how they can put their finely honed skills to use as successful entrepreneurs, developers and designers leading India into a new age of self-reliance.


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Mirrors and Windows | 2020 Watch videos

If life is seen to be an endless maze, every wall is either a mirror or a window. As individuals, we introspect and mould the rays of thoughts in our minds into windows of opportunities.

The theme, Mirrors and Windows highlights the necessity to see one’s self as a reflection of another's experience and to gain insight and perspective of an individuals choices.

In today's fast paced world, opportunities are at large and self-reflection is seen to be the key to unlocking one’s potential. Sharing, listening or in other words ‘mirroring’ experiences will help us break free of our shells and find solutions to the impending problems our world faces.

Once inspired, we learn to choose whether to be the mirror or the window. We learn to take ideas and structure them to form an opportunity, windows that take us beyond. Ardent individuals fighting odds and defying norms will instill an urge to move relentlessly. Windows of opportunities will come knocking. Will you be prepared to answer?


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Scintillate | 2019 Watch videos

Our world is progressing towards an exciting future, surpassing challenges that were once thought to be impossible to overcome. This drives us to the promise of coming up with new ideas and better solutions to the problems we continue to face even today. To SCINTILLATE is to emit flashes of light; sparkles. Sometimes a spark is all it takes to set minds on the path towards revolutionary ideas. Come witness the fireworks, as TEDxNITKSurathkal scintillates on..


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Perspectives | 2018 Watch videos

Today’s youth are the citizens of the future. Their education is a determining factor in the track of our world’s progress. Traditional education has conditioned us to perceive problems in limited dimensions. This approach has interpolated to how we live our lives. However, there is a need to step back and look at everything from a fresh perspective. Incorporation of varied perspectives allows innovation to thrive, which highlights the essence of our theme – to change the manner in which our community perceives systems after being exposed to new and innovative ways of thinking through our speakers.


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Ripples | 2016 Watch videos

A ripple is characterised by a small wave or a series of waves. Ideas are synonymous to these ripples, starting at an initial point, moving outwards incrementally. TEDxNITKSurathkal 2016 facilitated the creation of these synchronistic thought waves through a series of eight exceptional talks discussing everything from cutting edge technology to exotic art forms, breakthroughs in research to education and travel, each a class apart from the other. With a diverse speaker list consisting of talented and renowned professionals from across the country, the event operating at the intersection of technology, liberal arts and social entrepreneurship served the true purpose of ideation, which is at the heart of every TEDx talk.


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Teasing Every Dimension | 2012 Watch videos

India has long been regarded as an exquisite melting pot of cultures, a fusion of the avant-garde and the traditional, and an amalgamation of diverse thoughts, beliefs and perspectives. TEDx NITK Surathkal 2012 set out to find voices, thoughts and ideas worth sharing in this diverse community, with the aim of creating an experience unlike no other. 28th October 2012 witnessed a series of talks teasing every dimension of thought, encompassing a plethora of fields including science and technology, entrepreneurship, empowerment, social initiative, cinema, television and fine arts. The event boasted an impressive speaker list catering to a primarily young audience, inspiring and ideating in the spirit of TED.


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Ideas Worth Inspiring | 2011 Watch videos

India has long been regarded as an exquisite melting pot of cultures, a fusion of the avant-garde and the traditional, and an amalgamation of diverse thoughts, beliefs and perspectives. TEDx NITK Surathkal 2012 set out to find voices, thoughts and ideas worth sharing in this diverse community, with the aim of creating an experience unlike no other. 28th October 2012 witnessed a series of talks teasing every dimension of thought, encompassing a plethora of fields including science and technology, entrepreneurship, empowerment, social initiative, cinema, television and fine arts. The event boasted an impressive speaker list catering to a primarily young audience, inspiring and ideating in the spirit of TED.


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