Do ideas excite you ?If yes, are you willing to break your routine for a day?
TED is a US based not-for-profit enterprise devoted to the propagation of their theme "Ideas Worth Spreading". TED started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment & Design. TED has ever since grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x denotes that it is an independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.
TEDxGCT was first hosted in 2013 for the GCT community. Since then TEDxGCT has become one of the leading platform and pipeline for the propagation of ideas, creativity, innovation and culture of the community to the rest of the world. The Government College of Technology brings together interesting and influencing people as well as great scholars to share their bright ideas and experiences in an extraordinary TED style creating the magic called TEDxGCT.
When a group of likeminded people meetup, the ideas that are shared are beyond boundaries. By taking our audience on a rollercoaster ride of perspectives, we would like to IGNITE the beginning for ventures.
You may be 60-year-old enthusiast or a 16-year-old not-knowing-what-to-do teenager, which is why we encompass ideas that can be relatable to an age group.
TEDxGCT would be a compilation of reflections from various causes connecting life. It will aspire to provide challenging platforms and vibrant opportunities for people to share their ideas and practical experiences for the betterment of world. It would be an initiative to promote interest, nurture skills, incubate innovation and excellence.
Coimbatore often described as 'tranquil and heavenly' is a city located in the South Indian state Tamil Nadu. With school textbooks describing it as the Manchester of South India, its textile industry fame echoes even when unsung. Located at the foot hills of Nilgiris Coimbatore is blessed with climate like none other city in Tamil Nadu has and is dualy blessed with second tastiest water The Siruvani like an added feather in it's cap. Coimbatore has multiple places of importance and interests. The most prestigious and the first Engineering institution of the State, Government College of Technology is also located here. GCT dates back its existence since 1945. Arthur Hope College of Technology renamed as GCT moved to its current location on the Thadagam Road in 1950. Being situated in the heart of the city, GCT remains a landmark to places in and around Thadagam Road. Right from the pre-independence period until today GCT holds to its credit numerous successful alumini as standing testimony that ennsures that the college has never flagged down in the zeal to produce quality engineers. The real distinguishing feature of the college is the platform it provides to explore things far beyond the engineering arena and to educate oneself wholistically. One such outcome to the freedom is explore and effectuate is the existence of TEDxGCT which aims at benefiting the GCT and the Coimbatore community by collecting and delivering ideas worth sharing.