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MAHE Bengaluru




Thank you for making the inaugural TEDxMAHE Bengaluru event a tremendous success! Stay tuned for media and content from our event.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMAHEBengaluru, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMAHE Bengaluru event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

into the newness

Our Theme

The theme of TEDxMAHE Bengaluru is "Into the Newness" and the event seeks to foster discussions around new imaginations and practices of social change. ‘Newness,’ referring to a sense of freshness and originality, is the common factor among all the ideas that will be showcased at the event. Our hope is that this will generate and provoke conversations around how we can collectively work towards transforming the spaces we inhabit and together change societies.





We are thrilled to announce that we have some of the most brilliant minds from across the city coming to discuss various topics.

Our Speakers

Does Sewage Hold the Secret to City’s Health?

Dr. Farah Ishtiaq

Principal Scientist | Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, Bengaluru

Using Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation

Dr. Madegowda C

Post Doctoral fellow and Coordinator | Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) | Adivasi leader, B.R. Hills, Karnataka

Empowering Voices, Transforming Lives: Community-Led Solutions in Public Health Interventions

Dr. Satyanarayana Ramanaik

Thematic Lead for Adolescent Health | Karnataka Health Promotion Trust

Community Engagement for Cultural Preservation

Ishita Shah

Designer, Historian and Curator | Curating for Culture

Into the Newness: Navigating Mental Health in India

Paras Sharma

Co-founder, Director | The Alternative Story

From Local to Global: The Untapped Potential of Dakhni Hip-Hop

Pasha Bhai

Dakhni Rapper

Exploring New Social Frontiers With Games

Poornima Seetharaman

Associate General Manager | Zynga (Take-Two)

Who Owns Folk Music?

Shilpa Mudbi Kothakota

Performance Artist | Social Activist | Artistic Researcher

Inclusion 360 Degrees

Summaiya Khan

Content Creator, Inclusion 360 Degrees | Knowledge Management Officer, Karnataka Health Promotion Trust

Break Your Biases

Swathi Shyam Sunder

Head, Applied AI Research and Development Group | Siemens Technology

Silk Route to Wound Care

Vivek Mishra

Founder and CEO | Fibroheal Woundcare

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