30TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 10:00 AM


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

At TEDxPICT we look for (and find) remarkable people doing great work. We give them a platform, and amplify their ideas on the world wide web. We believe that their ideas, delivered at our sought-after events, and distributed via video on the web, will change the world.

Who's Speaking?

Sujay Dahake

Sujay Dahake

Filmmaker, Director

Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar

Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar


Aakash Shah

Aakash Shah

Chairman of Action for Pune Development

Dr. Shantanu Abhayankar

Dr. Shantanu Abhayankar

Renowned obstetrician and a Gynecologist

Himani Chaukar

Himani Chaukar

Enthusiastic teacher of Philosophy at Ruia College, Mumbai.

Bindumadhav Khire

Bindumadhav Khire

Gay Rights Activist

After Acoustics

After Acoustics

A Rock/Country music band

Event Schedule

Saturday, 30th September 2017

Registrations and light breakfast

Attendees will register to receive their starter kits, followed by a heart-warming breakfast. Take this opportunity to get to know your fellow attendees and capture the experience within a frame in our interactive photo-booth.

Inaugural Speech

Sujay Dahake

Sujay – director, filmmaker and founder of Pune Film Company – is a creative soul with a critical mind. His film ‘Shala’ won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi. He’s bringing a fresh outlook on cinema, and the magical world behind it.

Dr. Medha Tadpatrikar

She witnessed the death of deer due to plastic ingestion, and started the Keshav Sita Trust. Now, having saved 200 metric tonnes of plastic from landfill, she is helping develop technology that recovers usable fuel from plastic.

Aakash Shah

A 21 year old Human Rights Activist, the Chairman of Action for Pune Development , and one of the few youth advocates to have attended the 35th Human Rights Council in Geneva, Aakash will speak about his journey, and the challenges today’s youth face for the future.

Himani Chaukar

She is a teacher of Philosophy at Ruia College, Mumbai and recipient of Asiatic Society’s research fellowship for social sciences. Having researched and studied the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, and their unique way life – she will share her experiences from living with these tribes for five years.

Engagement Activity ( Voice Questions and thoughts )

Let’s all sit together and discuss the ideas we have absorbed from the last 4 talks. This is your chance to raise all the questions that demand answers.


Feast on the menu that we have specifically picked out for you! Meet the speakers in person, get to know them and ask them everything you wish to know. They will share with you all their experiences, something that cannot be done in the 18 minute window of a TEDx talk.

A TED Talk

We browsed through TED’s archive of ideas and proudly present to you the most valuable ones we could find!

Bindumadhav Khire

A Gay Rights Activist, founder of Sampathik Trust for LGBTI Rights, and creator of 8 books, 3 plays and 2 short films – he has been organizing Pune Annual LGBTI Pride Walks since 2011. He will be speaking about Gay Pride, his experience, his perspective and hope for change.

A TED Talk

We browsed through TED’s archive of ideas and proudly present to you the most valuable ones we could find!

Dr. Shantanu Abhyankar

A renowned Obstetrician and Gynaecologist based in Wai, near Mahabaleshwar, Dr. Abhyankar will be talking about his journey from Homeopathy to his unique area of expertise, and his perspective on rational medicine and healing.

Snacks and Tea time

Take some time to stretch your legs. Refreshments are on the house! Meet and greet the other 2 speakers after they deliver their precious ideas to the community.

After Acoustics Band

A performance by the band After Acoustics!

Closing Ceremony

Goodbyes are always hard to say, which is why we do it with a bag of assorted gifts! Take home a few ideas and merchandise to remember us by.

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What is a TEDx event?

TEDx is a platform for speakers to share one solid idea in 18 minutes or less. The speakers are carefully chosen by the organizers for their idea, their expertise, experience and/or research.

What is TEDxPICT?

At TEDxPICT, 7 speakers will take to the stage, each one showcasing one solid idea that will leave you enthralled. They will challenge you with eye-opening perspectives; provide possible solutions to some of the biggest problems in the world and keep you engaged with their brilliant conviction.

What should I expect besides the talks?

Refreshments: provided by us, sessions to interact with other attendees and sessions to converse with the speakers. You will have plenty of time to discuss ideas, eat good food and enjoy the entire experience that we’ve carefully planned for you.

When should I expect the tickets to be available?

The ticket emails for selected attendees will be sent over on 21st September or later. If you haven’t received anything by 25th September (confirmation or denial), kindly send us an email at with the subject, “Ticket status not confirmed”.

How do I pay to attend the event?

Please ensure that you have registered first at:
Once you’ve registered (on or before 20th September 2017), you will receive an email and call confirmation if you are selected to attend the event. Once that happens, payment is to be done on an online portal (by card or net banking). The payment amount is between 800 to 1200, based on whether you are a student or a working professional.

Can I record the talks myself?

The talks will be recorded by our team and will be available on YouTube within a month of the talk. As an attendee, you may take notes and share the speaker’s ideas with people outside.

Am I allowed to bring friends or family?

Your friends and/or family must also follow the same process of registrations as you. The ticket you hold grants only you access to the auditorium.

Where is the auditorium?

Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium is also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskrutic Bhavan. It is on Ghole Road. If you cannot find it, a simple web search should suffice. If you’re still having issues, feel free to contact us on details provided on our website.
There is ample parking space at the auditorium, so don’t worry about the parking.

Let's Meet , Let's share ideas.