Get ‘Hacked’ at TEDx Panaji ’19

From a solar advocate to a game developer, from a fashion designer to a classical singer, from a biophysicist to a Sanskrit scholar, and from a mediation advocate to compulsive investors, the third edition of TEDx Panaji aims at giving the people of Goa an experience of being #hacked.

The theme ‘hacked’ is focused on people who have inspired those around them by using smarter, more efficient ways to be successful while demonstrating intelligence, creativity, originality, resourcefulness and most importantly, perseverance to help them rise above the ordinary and achieve great heights in their field of work. “The speakers include a mix of Goan, national and international names, who will present their mind-boggling ideas live on stage,” said, lead organiser of TedX Panaji, Dattaprasad Shetkar.

TEDx Panaji 2019 will be held on April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Kala Academy, and will feature eminent ‘life-hackers’, Wendell Rodricks, Chetan Singh Solanki, Anuja Kamat, Greg Acuna, Fredrika Menezes, Roop Malik, Deepak Pathania, Mohammed Suhail Chinya Salimpasha, Sampadananda Mishra, Jubin Varghese, Yuva de Shiroda and Ashutosh A T Pednekar.

The annual event, organised independently by a group of volunteers under the license from TED Conferences LLC, provides a platform for diverse ideas presented by fascinating speakers and performers. Each speaker gets a maximum of eighteen minutes on stage.

The event promises to be bigger and better, with an all-day programme featuring fourteen live speakers, two music and dance performances by artistes of international repute, TED Talk videos and more.

Alongside the talks that will take place in the AC auditorium, participants will also be able to step into curated spaces outside the auditorium, such as the start-up zone, where unique business start-ups from Goa will be showcased. An experience zone, curated by the team of TEDx Panaji along with the Goa State Biodiversity Board, will put the spotlight on unique Goan ideas, some of which are vanishing at a fast pace. There will also be a section on technologically cutting-edge advances in fields like robotics and IOT, with a special focus on agriculture.

Every aspect of the event will aim to amaze audiences with never-before-seen or heard-about ideas, and a curated Goan food experience along with music and dance performances will be a highlight.