Friday, 28 June 2013

About TED and TEDx
TED is an annual event that brings together the world's leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that that matter in any discipline -- technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, and development. 

In the spirit of "Ideas worth spreading", TED has created TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, ‘TEDTalks’ videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connections.

TEDxMEC LEGACY
Govt. Model Engineering College(MEC), Kochi, the first institution in India to hold a TEDx license, has been conducting TEDxMEC annually, for the past 4 years. MEC has always been a pioneer in moulding students with spirit and innovation. Since its inception in 2009, TEDxMEC has come a long way in becoming the platform for a number of renowned personalities in India to gain international recognition.

Teen Speaker Hunt
TEDxMEC is proud to be the first ever TEDx event to offer enterprising youngsters the chance to share the TEDxMEC stage with other inspirations, share their ideas and experiences and showcase their skills to the public. Through TEDxMEC, the Teen Speaker will get the amazing opportunity to share the stage with very eminent personalities. Apart from this, the recognition of being a TEDx speaker is itself highly credible. All speaker videos will be uploaded in the official TEDx Youtube channel. The Teen Speaker will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go international!
True to what TED is all about - Technology, Entertainment, Design, the event invites not only students with remarkable speaking skills who can present an idea or experience, but also exceptionally talented performers and creative designers

EVENT GUIDELINES
 Any student within the age group of 13 - 19 can apply.
 Applicants must possess an inspirational story or novel idea of their own to share that can motivate and inspire the public. Talented artists or performers who can captivate the audience can also apply.
 No restrictions are imposed on the domain of the talk/performance to be delivered. Anything under the sun can be presented.
 No restriction in the language of presentation.
 As per TED rules, the talk can have a maximum duration of 18 minutes.
 Presentations can be included with the talk.

Students can submit application to participate at www.tedxmec.com. Last date to submit application: July 6th, 2013

EVENT TIMELINE
 Last date for online submission of application : July 6th
 Publishing shortlisted applicants : July 12th
 Round-1, Round-2 of Shortlisting : July, August *
 Finals of Teen Speaker Hunt : August
 TEDxMEC to be held on : 26th September, 2013

Contact
Farija K.N
farijakn[at]gmail.com
+91-9961-989213

Gorby C George
gorbycgeorge.mec[at]gmail.com
+91-8891-894549

Sarah Alexander

sarah.alexander.22[at]gmail.com
+91-9746-349840

Note: Interested students of KV Kanjikode may contact the librarian for registration

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