TEDxPanaji #AnswersWithin – Independedntly Organised TEDx Event on Sat 28 Jan at Goa University, Chemistry Department Auditorium, Faculty Block E, from 2pm to 7.30pm
To Register Visit http://tedxpanaji.com/attend.php
At TEDx Panaji event a lineup of thinkers and doers will converge on a single platform to discuss ideas in various fields.
The theme for the first edition of TEDxPanaji is
#AnswersWithin.

The speakers are as follows:

RICHARD DIAS
An engineer turned event-manager who took up work as a citizen volunteer for the Corporation of the City of Panaji, and was stunned by the gross mismanagement of the city’s waste. His efforts to address the problem led to the creation of Waste Wise Programme and much more.
HYACINTH PINTO

Goan architecture has always sought to find the right balance between beauty and sustainability. A young Goan architect who stands firmly in support of traditional mud houses and sustainable architecture. She explains why and how the new design style is the right choice to make.
JASON FERNANDES

Jason is a gifted youth who triumphed dyslexia and ADHD to become an award-winning entrepreneur, inventor and technology columnist. He reveals the science behind smartphone addiction and offers technological solutions.
VICTOR HUGO GOMES
Gomes is a conceptualiser and curator of Indo-Portuguese and Goan antiquities. He has actively been involved in conceptualising major art and cultural events in India for over 25 years.
DR ABHIJIT NADKARNI
An addictions psychiatrist, he has authored numerous publications and tremendously contributed in the field of research, with major interests encompassing global mental health, particularly alcohol use disorders. A research fellow and a consultant psychiatrist having acquired research
grants as an investigator, recently, he has also been a tutor on the leadership in mental health course facilitated by a prestigious global organisation.
MOHAMMAD BABALAL SHAIKH

Hailing from a small coastal village of Vengurla, he believes that his poverty was his strength. After staying in a children’s home till class X, he decided to join a non-conventional education and sustainable livelihood centre in a village. Today, he is the Managing Trustee of an esteemed nonprofit organisation. He also leads a joint-liability-group of young intern students of this centre.
ISABEL DE SANTA RITA VÁS

A founder member of an amateur theatre company, The Mustard Seed Art Company, established in 1987 in Goa, she is a dynamic personality when it comes to the field of performing arts and is a firm believer in the healing quality of theatre as an art form, and its rare collaborative nature.
DR AMIT DIAS

Recently awarded a fellowship in Public Health Leadership at the Emory University, USA, he is the chairperson of an NGO dedicated to the cause of bridging the treatment gap for mental health across age spectrums. An epidemiologist specialised in geriatric medicine and infectious disease, he has been leading Alzheimer’s Awareness movement in Goa for the last 17 years.
RAJENDRA KERKAR AND SAMRUDDHI KERKAR

He routinely organises mobile exhibitions, uses media to help promote local folklore and is recognised as a key children’s rights activists. A passionate environmentalist, he has delivered over 3,000 talks on the ecology of the larger Goan landscape, working in close tandem with various conservationists for a greener Goa.

Samruddhi is his daughter and a home-schooled child. Samruddhi picked up the writing skills of Marathi, Hindi, Konkani and English languages by the age of 10 years. An article written by her on interaction with wildlife and environment in a Marathi daily was compiled and published under the scheme of Directorate of Art and Culture under the title ‘Aprup Vasundhareche’. Her new column in Dainik Herald on her various experiences
related to wildlife and the environment has been receiving rave reviews from the readers.