TEDxIIESTShibpur is an independently organised TEDx Event (that is a talk-show event having a global outreach) conducted in college annually. TEDx events are globally known and are example setting events which serve as a platform for people to interact with successful personalities who have aced in their respective fields. Previous editions of TEDxIIEST Shibpur also bought personalities like eminent scientists, IES officers, successful entrepreneurs and executives from various corporate giants. This year too, our aim was to help students to get in touch with such people that would be beneficial for the students and also would bring prominence at an international level for our college.
Flagship Event :-
The Flagship Event of TEDxIIESTShibpur is the TEDx talk show event which includes a day-long of healthy interaction with eminent personalities with the students along with their experience sharing in their talks. Scheduled to be held on 14/03/2020, due to difficult coronaoutbreak circumstances the event has been postponed till further notice from institute. A brief description of the previous TEDxIIESTShibpur event is mentioned.
Some of the speaker from previous TEDx events:-
- Gourab Basu – Vice President, Global Products and Solutions at VISA San Francisco
- Bobby Chakraborty – Actor
- Akhand Swaroop Pandit – Ex. IES Officer, Founder – The Catalyst Educational Group
- Suman Chakraborty – Professor Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, Winner of the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar prize, the Scopus Young Scientist Award and the only man to complete his Ph.D. in a paltry time of a year
- Rashmi Chadha – Businesswoman and a national level athlete.
Expected speaker list that were supposed to give their talk this year.:-
- Ganesh Bagal -Wildlife Photographer, -Winner of Tamron photo contest 2015. Gourish Singla – Forbes INDIA 2020 30 Under 30, Forbes ASIA 2019 Under 30 Shilpi Gargmukh – First Lady Officer in Territorial army.
- Ritabhari Chakraborty- Popular Bengali Actress and Producer.
The past editions of TEDxIIESTShibpur have seen an incredible turnout and amazing zeal from the students of this institute. The reason behind its popularity is the way it sets itself apart from any other event in the college. It has always been the stage for those who are achievers but lack a stage. The event which witnesses exactly 100 attendees and around 8 speakers, is breathes a fresh whiff of energy into the college students. Being an event that focuses on the dissemination of ground-breaking ideas and sparking potentially life changing conversations, it is unlike any other event for its focus on the development of intellectual health. Anyone who enters the event comes out a changed person with a widened perspective and an ability to think out of the box. TEDxIIESTShibpur has and will continue to strive for the betterment of the thought process, betterment of the mental health and broadening the horizons of the college community