If you are big on learning online, you must have definitely come across TED Talks. And if you haven't, it's never too late to start. Named after the three main categories the speakers talk about – technology, entertainment, and design, TED is dedicated to spreading ideas worth sharing

While there are only a few official TED conferences that you can attend – there are much more independently organized TEDx events that you can be a part of without traveling too far. TEDx happens in many locations across India but the recently announced TEDxGateway is one of the most anticipated ones. 

The last TEDxGateway happened in December 2016, and with a gap of a little more than a year, it will be happening again on February 4, 2018. The eighth edition of TEDxGateway will bring creative and active thinkers from across the globe to deliver short, powerful talks that may just inspire you to change the world. Expand your horizons with discovering more about niche subjects or hear inspiring personal stories from those who have been through life-changing experiences. You can register for TEDxGateway right here. 

TEDxGateway also offers more than witnessing speakers – it also gives you a rare opportunity to connect with like-minded people, thinkers, and innovators from many fields. All this under one roof in one day in one of India's biggest cities. 

Speakers of TEDxGateway

Rives – Poet, storyteller, author

Aranya Johar – 19-year-old Poet

Dr. Shelja Sen – child & adolescent psychologist and family therapist

Joseph Redmon – works on the YOLO algorithm, which combines the simple face detection of your phone camera with a cloud-based AI

Richard Browning – founder of human propulsion technology startup Gravity, which has invented, built and patented a personal flight system

UnErase Poetry – a poetry collective 

Dr. Saurabh Rane – public health specialist, runner, cyclist and mountaineer

Nungushi and Tashi Malik – world’s first female twins to scale Mt Everest 

Washington Wachira – Birder and ecologist 

Jimmy Lin – Chief Scientific Officer, Oncology, at Natera, a prenatal genetic testing company 

Shri. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore – Indian cabinet minister and a former professional shooter

Akash Manoj – 16-year-old changemaker-researcher working on low-cost health-care diagnostics 

Chris Sheldrick – providing a precise and simple way to talk about location 

Ajit Narayanan – founder and CEO of Avaz Inc., a company making tools to help children communicate and learn language 

Bharat Anand – Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School 

Shriya Srinivasan – PhD student in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics through the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program

Sara Menker – founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a company working on predicting global food and agriculture markets

Manisha Mohan – a second-year master’s student in the Living Mobile group at the MIT Media Lab 

Dr. Anne Madden –  seeks to understand and utilize the microbial world around us alongside her colleagues at North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado

Linsey Pollak – makes music with everything from carrots to irrigation pipe 

Jagdish Mahapatra – a cybersecurity expert with experience securing governments and banks

Oscar Castellino – musician who created a melody to promote the human mission to Mars

Ricky Kej and Shanti Samsara – Grammy-Award winning musicians 

Anushka Naiknaware – youngest winner of the Google Science Fair

Dr. Arun Sundararajan – professor and Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s Stern School of Business

There are even more speakers that will be there at TEDxGateway. You can also see the talks from last year to get a taste of what you will experience live.