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 TEDxVIT, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxVIT 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.
Understanding The BOX
All the problems faced by people in the different walks of life is analogous to the problem of living in a box. As a child, when shown a box and asked how many faces does it have, we always replied with the one face that was visible to us from our perspective. But we then learned that a box, in fact, consists of not one, but six sides, may open and close and that the box itself comes with its own environment. This gave us a wider perspective and a better understanding of the box as a whole.
We at TEDxVIT believe that the definition of success varies from person to person and that there is no common parameter by which we can compare the journey and hard work of one man to another. Our speakers will speak on the paths they chose and about all that they put in so as to achieve what they have. We hope that these talks leave the audience with a mind open enough to perceive the different aspects through which the solution to a problem can be approached and not to be blindsided by the one face of the box that is visible to us.