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The ninth edition of TEDXMICA 2019 concludes successfully at MICA

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The School of Ideas saw a day of excitement and insightful speeches with TEDxMICA 2019. A host of 12 speakers engaged the audience and actively used real life examples to inspire them to go ahead and Break the Box.

MICA, Ahmedabad is the first Indian business school to have received the license to organize a Tedx conference. With the values of both the communities strongly aligned, TEDxMICA, for the past eight years, has been a platform for sharing path breaking ideas and a stage to host some of most innovative minds in the country.

The theme for TEDxMICA 2019 was “Break the Box”. As humans, we've been conditioned to label everything around us, to confine ourselves and to try and fit into categories. But, no revolution was born out of conformation to the mundane. The speakers invited to deliver their talk had taken a stand and stood out. They were brave enough to break the box.

Rohit Roy - An actor of immense calibre and versatility, Rohit Roy has successfully straddled television, films and entertainment. He has also directed the internationally acclaimed film, 'Rice Plate'. His latest venture is a thriller series called 'Memories', a digital series which has garnered a lot of critical acclaim.


Tanvie Hans - One of the most prominent and inspiring voices for women in sports in India, Tanvie Hans has played for legendary European clubs like Tottenham, Hotspurs and Fulham FC. She is the first woman to play for the Amateur League in India and continues to make a difference both on and off the field.


Abhishek Banerjee - One of India's finest emerging artists, Abhishek Banerjee has delivered startling performances in Stree, Ajji, Mirzapur and mini-series like TVF Pitchers and Humorously Yours. He is also the founder of Casting Bay, the company responsible for casting in movies like Raid, The Dirty Picture and Toilet-Ek Prem Katha.


Saurabh Sachdeva -An Acting Coach, an Actor and a Director, Saurabh Sachdeva has donned many hats in the Indian Film Industry. He played the pivotal role of Sulaiman Isa in the Netflix special series sacred Games and is also the founder of 'The Actor's Truth' an academy dedicated to training in the art of acting.


Alex Mathew/Maya - One of India's first few drag queens, Maya has broken the box of labels in more ways than one. Portrayed by Alex Mathew, a PR and Marketing executive at The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, Maya hosts her own talk show on Youtube called Chaya with Maya. A strong LGBTQ supporter, she is an inspiration for aspiring drag artists in India.


Sabyasachi Gorai - The Chef with the Midas touch, Sabyasachi Gorai is the only recipient of the most coveted National Tourism Award, for "Best Chef of India" awarded by the President of India. He has headed, launched and set up many award winning restaurants such as Lavaash by Saby, Bob's Bar and Mineority by Saby.


Hussain Dalal - One of the youngest and brightest stars in the movie business, Hussain made Ra..Ra..RRishi, comedy and coffee cool overnight with his Nescafe ad. Simultaneously, Hussain has also built a career in the field of dialogue writing. His maiden venture into writing, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was a runaway hit. 2019 looks more promising than ever with him featuring in films like Brahmastra, Kalank, Saaho lined up.


Ami Patel - A renowned celebrity stylist, Ami Patel is the stylist for some of Bollywood's most notable fashion-icons like Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt to name a few. Ami was behind the styling of two of the most talked about weddings globally- Priyanka Chopra's and Isha Ambani's. She is also the former Creative Director of Harper's Bazaar.


Snigdha Poonam - A renowned Journalist for the Hindustan Times, Snigdha covers important national affairs in the wide range of Indian Politics, Society and Culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times, among others. Snigdha has also recently authored the book Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing Their World.


Priyanka Kochhar - India's BikeWithGirl, Priyanka has led the bandwagon for 'paradigm shifts'. As a model who has featured on Vogue, Elle and several print campaigns, she has a strong social media presence. She has also raced in the National Championship, bagging her first podium last year.


Virali Modi - Virali is a determined fighter who despite her disability is following her dream of becoming a model and is an aspiring actress. In 2014, she became the first runner -up at the Miss Wheelchair India contest. Virali is now a disability rights activist and is also a motivational speaker.


Ish Goel - Ish Goel has created a storm in the blockchain circuit and established the 'Blockchain Centre of Excellence' in 2016. He is one of the key blockchain architects of the country and is a key speaker at multiple global blockchain conferences.

The event was sponsored by Dancing Leaves, Nutoras and Mother Nature.


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connectionin a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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