2022 edition
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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 TEDxSOAUniversity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSOAUniversity event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

So what's the theme?

Every journey has a destination, known or unknown. Maybe the life we live is camouflaged by the achievements we had rather than unveiling the latent pursuits that pushed them to their present form. The theme “KNOWN YET, UNKNOWN” aims to let the audience witness the change-makers recounting their tales of persistence, perseverance, and ultimately excellence. Taking this idea in a mind, we cherish our event as a platform which is to help in letting an idea be known, which was and is YET UNKNOWN. So, here we are to explore the hidden treasures of many incredible personalities and know the untravelled path of their journey.



Akshita M Bhanj Deo

Communication  Strategist  & Entrepreneur

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Akshita was born and brought up in Kolkata and attended high school at United World College of South East Asia. She went to college as a Davis scholar in the United States, Bard College. After college, she moved to New York City to hone her skills in communications, brand management, and entrepreneurship where she worked with the International Rescue Committee (a humanitarian aid organization working closely with the former British parliamentarian David Miliband's team focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis.) She is a Director of the 200-year-old Belgadia Palace in Mayurbhanj. Akshita is Creative Director of the Karkhana Chronicles, which aims to celebrate sustainability through heritage craft by shining a light on artisan clusters via contemporary patronage.


Maj Gen (Dr) Yash Mor

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Sena Medal and Army Chief Commendation Card

A 3rd cohort Army officer, who was born and bought up in a rural village of Haryana and is serving the country on every edge he could. He is none other than MAJ GEN YASH MOR. Having done his schooling from RASHTRIYA MILITARY SCHOOL, BANGALORE he was then enrolled into the prestigious INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY, DEHRADUN, where he was commissioned in one of the oldest infantry Battalions of the Indian army. He even has represented INDIA in the UN as a Peace Keeper in Mozambique. He has been the awardee of many prestigious awards like the GEN OSMANI trophy for the best DISSERTION on the course. He also has been an awardee of the SENA MEDAL AND ARMY CHIEF COMMENDATION CARD for his gallantry during the counter terrorist operations in south Kashmir. While serving his country, he had been commanding the GUARD 1 and an INDEPENDENT ARMORED BRIGADE.  After retiring, he has been the CEO of the SAVE THE HIMALAYAS FOUNDATION, which is an NGO that is dedicated toward preserving the fragile ecology of the Himalayan region. Being great at his work life and a disciplined person he has been the guest speakers in many important events worldwide.

Pattnaik Ompriya Mohanty


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Pattnaik Ompriya Mohanty is a man of many talents. He is an artist who works with the local weavers of Odisha and gets them the recognition they deserve. He is also an entrepreneur and an environmentalist who aspires to spread the word about sustainable living which is complemented by his passion to speak publicly evident from his willingness to take part in TEDx talks. He is the founder of invoguevari and pencilforchange both of which tries to spread awareness on the benefits and the affordability of a sustainable lifestyle.


Kamal Seth

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Founder Human Circle

Sustainability Warrior; Influencer for SDGs

The MIT alma mater, Mr. Kamal Seth has put a lot of work towards the sustainable development of the world. Presently working as the Global Deputy Director, Market Transformation, RSPO; Mr. Seth has represented India on the stage of Roundtable on Sustainable on Palm Oil. For RSPO, he has worked on various sustainable programs and contributed towards UN SDG 12. Apart from this, he has also founded "Human Circle '' through which he is putting up his work to transform human potential, performance and growth to impact the society. Presently working on programs like "Young India Challenge" which focuses on the 11th edition of 'Sustainable Living'.

With the experience of 10-15 years, he is now an expert of Outreach and Engagement, Business Development and Leadership Development in 15+ countries and in 100+ global and national conferences.

Rakesh Kumar


Rakesh Kumar, popularly known as Kumaar, is an Indian lyricist known for his work on songs like Rula ke gaya ishq, Tu bhi royega, Dil ki aadat, Baby Doll, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan, Sooraj Dooba hain, Lovely, Desi Look, Nachan Farrate and Main Hoon Hero Tera. He was the recipient of Listeners' Choice Song of the Year 2016 for the song Soch na Sake from Airlift. He was nominated for the Mirchi Music Lyricist of the Year 2017 for his work on Pyaar Ho from Munna Michael. He was nominated for Filmfare Awards for the song Sooraj Dooba from the film Roy.



RJ and Youtuber

RAGHAV SINGH popularly know as RJ RAGHAV airs his show from 104.8 FM.
With a hands on experience of over more than a 10 years, he is widely famous for his amazingly sarcastic video content. 
Not only an RJ  he is one of the most followed content creators on Instagram with  a follower list of 1M. He does posts contents on platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Instagram also. 
Hailing from Kanpur he has won the hearts of millions by his work

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