With a TEDx edition happening in town, it was not difficult to get oneself a ticket (₹750 per session) to attend the event at the Trivandrum Technopark campus.

The newbie organizers did a great job though they must have faced several hiccups. One cannot but like the  convenient and attendee-friendly format (18 minutes per speaker) that TED events follow.

Have a look at the list of visionaries / thinkers / speakers:
Sabriye Tenberken of kanthari
Mathew Jose of Paperman
The one and only Sashi Kumar
T.P. Sreenivasan, a former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations
Bina Paul of India Foundation for the Arts
G.Vijayaraghavan, a former CEO of Technopark.

The bonus at TEDxTrivandrum, on 10 November, 2012, was a video featuring Mallika Sarabhai's Nov 2009 TED talk  (see Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to change the world), and a brief rendition of instrumental music by a local amateur group.

Here's what the group of passionate TED enthusiasts have to say about their offering -
"In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, TEDxTrivandrum brings the unique TEDx experience to the city, with a view to host some of its most fascinating thinkers, doers and teachers to inspire attendees to create great impact with their ideas. In its maiden edition, it aspires to stimulate thought and conversation that would result in real problem solving in our community and lives. It aims to bring together, people who are conscious of our society’s evolution, and want to be a part of the change. The event hopes to provide its attendees some quality time to explore new ideas, get inspired by visionary thinkers and gain exposure to concepts and innovations they may not have ever seen before. So check-out from the day-to-day routine this November and enter an afternoon of intellectual adventure, captivating demonstrations and mind-blowing interactive experiences at Park Centre, Technopark"

After listening to TED talks, let me say - don't miss a TED event if it's happening in your town!

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