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Published: Sunday, 7 August, 2016 7:10 PM


On Saturday, TEDxMICA hosted the third edition of its salon event. The theme for the event was ‘Igniting Imagination’ which saw enlightening discussions by students, faculty and several participants from outside of Ahmedabad.

The salon event is aimed at stimulating the TEDx experience at a smaller scale by creating engaging discussions around a set of curated TEDx talks. The event featured three talks which included ‘The surprising habits of original thinkers’ by Adam Grant, ‘Taking imagination seriously’ by Janet Echelman and ‘Creative Aerobics’ by Arpan Yagnik who was present at the venue and who talked about his views on the subject. The event took place in the MICA campus at Shela, in Ahmedabad. MICA has successfully conducted two other salon events last year, one at variety café in Prahlad nagar and the second one in the MICA Campus.


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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. 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollarTED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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