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TEDxChennai presents: A LIVE viewing of TEDGlobal 2010



TEDxChennai has been able to obtain a license for a mass live viewing of TEDGlobal. We worked with the TED organization to allow us to share these "ideas that are worth spreading" with the rest of Chennai.

While being in Oxford would be ideal, (as all of us religiously watching the FIFA WC 2010 have learnt) being able to watch this LIVE, with many other like minded individuals (and TED-lovers/fans) is not a bad second place --  we are really kicked about it, and want you to join our party!


What is TED? As The Guardian puts it here, TED is "the ultimate forum for blue-sky thinking"; we at TEDxChennai think of it as an opportunity to expand our thinking and horizons -- across all walks of life.

Here is an example of an inspiring "TED talk":


I can just view them online; why should I come?

Because you will get to see such talks LIVE, as they happen in the TED Global 2010 conference. Some of these talks will be posted online later, but you can never be sure which ones. Also, this gives you an opportunity to immediately discuss some of these intellectually stimulating talks with other (100+) like-minded individuals like yourself.


p.s. not having to pay an two arms and a two legs to be part of this event is also a benefit.

These are the talks that will be shown and discussed (the last 2 days of TEDGlobal 2010):

Wednesday, July 14 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. IST

Session 5: Healthier  Together
  • Analytical psychologist
  • HIV/AIDS fighter
  • Activist, singer-songwriter
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Designer, educator
  • Green chef


Session 6: Different by Design
  • Multimedia artist
  • Physicist, personal fab pioneer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Green designer
  • Voting system designer
  • Humanitarian design activist

Thursday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. IST:

  Session 9: The Unknown Brains
  • Optogeneticist
  • Computational neuroscientist
  • Food scientist
  • Plant neurobiologist
Session 10: Who's the Teacher?
  • Education researcher
  • Mathematician
  • Gaming theorist
  • TED Curator



Getting there:

Venue: SAE Institute.

6th Floor, Jayalakshmi Estate, 29/8 Haddows Road
Phone: +91 (0)44 2820 3942
Google Map :,+Tamil+Nadu&view=map&f=d&daddr=Chennai,+Haddows+Road,+Chennai,+Tamil+Nadu&geocode=CTt-Q3qHSAzSFRdYxwAdyHzIBCEuQPmj4DhusA&ved=0CD0Q_wY&sa=X&ei=Kpg8TJvOE5H0uwOEhamfBg


Registration fees


Single day: Rs. 150

Both days: Rs. 250



*If online tickets sell out, there will not be any sales at the door -- we encourage everyone to book their tickets online.

 No sales at the door; online tickets sold out!



Here is another brilliant TED talk worth sharing:


Phone/SMS at: +91-99625-11355


July 15, 2010 — 12:00 am to
July 16, 2010 — 4:30 am

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SAE Institute
6th Floor, Jayalakshmi Estate, 29/8 Haddows Road
Chennai, Tamil Nadu