TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds- Technology, Entertainment and Design.
Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences - the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TED Global Conference in Edinburgh UK each summer.
TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
Government College Of Technology is an autonomous institution started in July 1945.It is a premier engineering institution with 9 UG and 11 PG courses along with Ph.D programmes. One can find GCT at Thadagam Road ,near Tamilnadu Agricultural University,Coimbatore. Students' innovative skills potrays the wealth of GCT.The institution is accreditated by AICTE and NBA.GCT has received many prestigious awards. Some were "The BEST COLLEGE AWARD in the year 2010 ,The GREEN CAMPUS AWARD of the year 2013 " and so on.. "The real development not lies in sucessive lead but with learning still" keeping this as motto ,GCT concentrates in self development of the students along with technical enhancement were various clubs like Tamilmandram, LDS ,TEDx, Green club, SAE, Finearts, Eliminators, Orchestra,Rotaract stand as a boost for students' upliftment.Engineering is an art where departments stand as a colour in which both co-curricular and extra curricular activities gives life to this prestigious institution!!!
Life becomes very monotonous when we are laid back in our comfort zone. Trying out daring things always been charisma in our lives, and if this adventure turns out to be the most extreme, a new potential is generated which creates revolutionary ideas. We, at TEDxGCT, intend to take you for “Exploring the Extremes” with the most unconventional speakers with a wide range of ingenious and bewildering ideas. Their productive talks will definitely fill up your mind with an extraordinary energy.
Mr. Dharani Dharan
An actor and founder of Udalveli, a theatre company in Coimbatore.A person with unquenchable thirst for Tamil theatre, who has survived many discouragements to follow his heart as a theatre artist.Following his heart to be a theatre artist,his passion towards the rejuvenation of theatre in the city has almost touched a decade.This dhoti-clad Coimbatore actor stands as a living testimony of Tamil theatre art.