What is TEDx?

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 TEDxSCAC, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSCAC event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.


About TED x SCAC

The very first independently organized TED event at the Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce brings to you a host of notable speakers and a captivating performance, under the theme, ‘Embracing Uncertainty.’

The quality of abstraction being the most essential attribute of a theme, we chose “Embracing Uncertainty” as ours because it signifies many different perspectives across people of all ages and fields, be it how a few seconds can change the color of a medal for a sportsperson, how the momentary lapse of judgment can mean life or death to a soldier or how having the faith to risk it all for a passion turned out to be a game changer for a well settled middle aged man.

Little do we understand that uncertainty is an existential constant. To be in control, to ascertain, to know the unknown is in our nature. Encouraged by an endless curiosity and drive to predict and assume, we tend to forget that the charm of life resides in steering your ship through uncharted waters, not knowing everything yet having faith, being clueless yet at peace with the unknown, open to the journey that the nomadic winds take you on.


Organizing Members

  • Dr.Hrishikesh Soman, Principal

    Chief Patron

  • Dr.Sharayu Bhakare

    Teacher Organiser

  • Faisal Abrar

    Student Organiser


Our Speakers

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar

Title of his talk: “Envisioning Uncertainty”

Our first speaker, Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar is the Founder and President of Symbiosis, a multi-disciplinary educational complex of great repute. A distinguished academician & educationist, he is also the Chancellor of Symbiosis International University.

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Mr. Pradeep Lokhande

Title of his talk: “Changing Rural India”

Our second speaker, Mr. Pradeep Lokhande, the founder of rural relations has seen and worked immensely towards a selfless dream of a developed rural India. He has gone into the depths of cultures and soaked in their ethos.

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Ms. Smita Majumder

Title of her talk: “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Entrepreneurship”

Our third speaker, Ms. Smita Majumder is a US based entrepreneur, now in India working on an initiative called Youngpreneurs. The goal of the organization is to introduce entrepreneurship education starting at the high school level going up to college level.

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Fr. Thomas Thadathil

Title of his talk: “Nurturing Hope For The Future”

Our fourth speaker, Fr. Thomas Thadathil, founder of Ashagram&Ashabhavan is a social worker who has dedicated his entire life for the enhancement of the individual and collective well-being of special children.

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Mr. Revant Himatsingka

Title of his talk: “The 5 Myths Of Following Your Passion”

Looking at our fifth speaker, you all would exclaim, ‘That’s the dream’. The bestselling author of ‘Selfienomics’, a book on humorous philosophy on Indian youth and good living, published by internationally renowned

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Mr. Bhushan Harshe

Title of his talk: “Journey To The Top Of The World”

Our sixth speaker, Mr. BhushanHarshe, born and brought up in Pune, began to go for small hikes in his schooldays. A passionate mountaineer and adventure lover, he completed basic & advance courses in

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