Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TED India, Nov 4-7, 09, Mysore

TED, the definitive conference on Technology, Entertainment and Design will be held in India for the first time, at the Infosys Campus at Mysore, from November 4th to 7th 2009. The conference brings together innovative thinkers from all walks of life, with speakers including economists, designers, entrepreneurs, technologists, TV producers, journalists, politicians, musicians, scientists — an eclectic group of people brought together to discuss and create “ideas worth spreading”.

TED is an expensive affair, and while the US event costs $6000 to attend, entry to the Indian event will be priced at $2400. At the same time, 100 fellows will be allowed to participate for free. The TED India fellowship applications will open on April 20th. 80 of the 100 fellows will be Indian. There’s also a non-profit/NGO rate of $1400, and some sponsor fees. The talks are curated, and there’s no marketing or pitching; this is a conference about ideas worth spreading, and speakers are given 18 minutes.


  1. Thanks for sharing the news about TEDIndia.

  2. Hi Sabyasachi and Smaps:

    Thanks for blogging about TEDIndia and the TEDIndia Fellows program. TED is really excited about coming to India in November.

    TO give you a little bit more information, we are searching for 100 innovative 21-40 y/o's to come as Fellows to the TEDIndia Conference; and I would encourage you and your friends to apply. We're looking for people from around the world (with a focus on South Asia), who come from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and cultures doing interesting things. If there are people you would like to recommend, PLEASE let us know.

    Applications open on April 20th; all the information is available at http://www.ted.com/fellows. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to email fellows AT ted DOT com.

    Look forward to seeing your applications!