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TEDxHyderabad 2016 – Crafting Our Future

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Last year Hyderabad experienced something it had never experienced before: A day filled with speakers and performances that roused its soul, inspiring thoughts and ideas that appealed to its inner doer and the awakening of  community determined to make a change for the good all while  being among an audience of 500 carefully curated attendees.  

Having had a mega successful city wide TEDx event with TEDxHyderabad 2015 – Unfolding Journeys and worldwide acclaim for the its salon events,this year TEDxHyderabad is back this September 25th, bigger and better with its mammoth 1500 curated  attendee event : TEDxHyderabad 2016 -Crafting our Future

“The best way to predict your future, is to create it”  said Abraham Lincoln.

And as today as we stand at the juncture of vision, growth and re-imagination, we must ask ourselves – Are we ready to build a better world together?

 TEDxHyderabad 2016 will explore the phenomenal opportunities that lie before us. As the vibrant city of Hyderabad let us come together to be the visionaries and change agents instrumental in “Crafting Our Future”. Join TEDxHyderabad  this September 25th as  big dreams get unravelled on the TEDxHyderabad Stage.

 The speakers this year are:

 -> Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Telangana

Fondly known as KTR, KT Rama Rao is the Hon’ble Minister Minister for IT, Telangana, MAUD, Industries and Commerce, Mines & Geology, Public Enterprises & NRI affairs, Government of Telangana. Known as one of the bright and new age leaders in the country, KTR backs his sharp vision with his work experience in both the corporate and the political world. As a change maker and currently spearheading the development for the state of Telangana, KTR is passionate about innovation and works on catalysing impact in the lives of the people.

-> Saeed Taji Farouky, Documentary Filmmaker

Founder of the documentary production company, Tourist With A Typewriter, Saeed is a freelance documentary filmmaker, documentary photographer and print journalist based in London. With a vision unlike others, Saeed captures stories and illustrates thoughts that are dedicated to human rights and social justice through his documentaries.

->Timothy Birendra Marthand, Virtuoso Pianist

Timothy Birendra Marthand is an international classical concert-pianist born in Hyderabad, India. After his first notes at the piano Marthand immediately took on concerts, performing a Mozart concerto with the Hyderabad Philharmonic Orchestra. Marthand is hailed as “poetic” and “a powerful force” not only for his performances but also for his pioneering work in classical music.

->Kiran Kanojia, Blade Runner

A test engineer by profession and the sole game changer of her life, Kiran Kanojia is the first lady blade runner of India. A tragic incident left her with an amputated leg and an opportunity to turn her life around. A living inspiration for many, Kiran believes in not waiting for miracles to happen but to start living and working towards them.

->Asha De Vos, Marine Biologist

Founder of The Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project, She is the first National Geographic explorer from Sri Lanka. She is a marine biologist, ocean educator and pioneer of Blue Whale research within the Northern Indian Ocean. Join us to hear her amazing story.

->Dr. G.V. Ramana Rao, Emergency Response Specialist

Dr. G.V. Ramana Rao is the Director of Emergency Medicine Learning Center and Research at the 108 GVK Emergency Management Research Institute in Hyderabad. He has mentored and trained over 260,000 professionals, doctors, nurses, EMTs/paramedics and first responders etc. Dr Rao has authored over 50 national and international publications and is an invited speaker to several international and national conferences. He is a recipient of Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMI) Excellence Award 2014 for his contributions to Emergency Medical Services.

->Chinthakindi Mallesham, Traditional Weaver

Born in a weaver’s family, Mallesham is a traditional weaver of Pochampalli silk sarees in Sharjipet. With a strong desire to relieve his mother’s pain, he went to design a machine to mechanise the Asu process. While working at a workshop in Hyderabad, he noticed a machine’s movement and quickly returned home to give the final touch to his Asu machine that brought a revolution for the weavers in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. He named it after his mother, the Laxmi Asu Handloom Machine.

->Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru, Mountaineer

Known as the Mysterious Mountain Girl, Jaahnavi’s brainchild is the #Mission7Summit, through which she aims to climb the tallest peaks of every continent to be able to raise funds and educate the underprivileged girls in India. She has records to her name for climbing the Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Kilimanjaro of Africa and completing the Aussie 10 Challenge in 4 days.

->Srikanth Bolla, Visionary Entrepreneur

The first blind student to graduate from MIT, Srikanth is the CEO and founder of Bollant Industries that churns employment opportunities for specially-abled individuals. He cofounded the Samanvai center for children, a non-profit organization to provide support to specially-abled students aiming for a professional career. Srikanth motivated and trained around 8,00,000 students and adults in Lead India 2020 training programs.

Register and reserve your seat for TEDxHyderabad 2016 by clicking here.


Every TEDxHyderabad attendee is carefully selected through a curation process. You can apply to attend at www.tedxhyderabad.com. If your application is selected, the ticket is processed and sent. If not selected, there will be a refund initiated by the team.

Also here are last year’s talks: www.tedxhyderabad.com/talks/



Register here for TEDxHyderabad 2017 event: https://www.meraevents.com/event/tedxhyderabad-2017?acode=StartupHyd




  • Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury

  • Neeha Jayaram

  • Dhivya

  • Saloni Anand

  • Neha Mohsin

  • Soumalya Chakraborty

  • Ruchika Agarwal

  • Ramesh Loganathan

  • Nikita Kiran

  • Ayyappa Nagubandi

  • Ayushi Pandey

  • Harshita Goel

  • Chandra Mouli Koduri

  • Arpita Soma

  • Maddy Anand

  • Ankur Mehta

  • Varun Rastogi

  • Srinivas Aki

  • Monika Guwalani

  • Rahul Das

  • Saritha Keshamoni

  • Nischala Agnihotri

  • Sameeksha Bansal

  • Sreekar Reddy

  • Divya Jyothi

  • Vineel Reddy Pindi

  • Vinita Surana

  • Priyanka Mechineni

  • Sravya Gowrisetty

  • Sruthi Malla

  • Anish Tadimarri

  • Tata Teja

  • Amita Sood

  • Ramya Sayaboni

  • Vana Korrapati

  • Surya Vallae

  • Ambika Asta

  • Madhureema RoyMoulik

  • Gunajit Haloi

  • Bhavitaavya Dharanikota

  • GR Reddy

  • Manoj Surya

  • Shravani Maddirala

  • Ravi Vaka

  • Rituka M

  • Nethrikaa Greeshma

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