Goa has always been the land of beaches, of adventure, of sea food and exotic wines- the Bohemian hot-spot of the country. More recently, it has also become the number one destination for conferences (after all, it’s difficult to pick a venue that promises to mix business with pleasure in a better way). The students of premiere educational institutes in the state have also hosted a number of conferences. Coming up in August is INK talks BITS Goa, organized by the students of BITS Pilani K. K. Birla Goa campus as a prelude to their technical festival- QUARK.
INK (Innovation and Knowledge) believes in driving entrepreneurship through continuous networking and knowledge-sharing, and the INK community is one that stays connected always. INK Salons are small, evening events that host inspiring talks by local speakers. With the theme ‘Unconventional’, INK Salon BITS Goa promises to provide the INK community with content that triggers out-of the-box innovation. The INK community and the student community of Goa have been brought together by a shared passion for innovation. QUARK being one of the foremost technical festivals of the country is the perfect platform for a pan-Goa INK Salon event.
The speaker line-up of INK talks BITS Goa will bring alive the event theme ‘Unconventional’ and afford the Goan audience to interact with extraordinary people who have excelled in domains as wide-ranging as Classical Dance, Climate Change, Bollywood playback and Mountaineering.
Charles Ma is a Bangalore based Bharatnatyam dancer and contemporary choreographer; Charles Ma is renowned for his distinct and controlled dance style. A student of Guru Smt.Vidya Shimladka, he believes it is his city which gave him the individualism and freedom to make Bharatanatyam his own.
Anupam Mukerji is the man behind India’s biggest blog sensation, the Fake IPL Player blog. In an age where live commentary is passé, Anupam’s latest venture, Pitch Invasion, uses live streaming to host interactive cricket shows on the internet during matches. Discover the story of his rollercoaster life and how he carved his name in the world!
Krushnaa Patil’s journey began with a summer course in Mountaineering at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. And in May 2009, all of 19 years, Krushnaa Patil became the youngest Indian woman to successfully climb Mount Everest. A completion of the 7 Summit quest (which is to climb the highest peak on every continent) followed her triumph over Everest.
Dr. Virender Sangwan led a team that developed lab-free technique to generate stem cells, one that could be available off-the-shelf. Dr Sangwan has worked as Field Medical Director at ORBIS International, Inc., New York and chief fellow, Immunology & Uveitis service of Harvard Medical School, Boston. In his own words, by restoring sight, Sangwan says he is restoring his patients’ self esteem and their ‘faith in life’. Hear how he has been improving society’s vision over the years!
While we accept pollution as the inevitable consequence of production, Vivek Nair made an unprecedented breakthrough when he made industrial produce from pollution. Vivek came up with an ingenious method of transforming industrial carbon emissions into carbon nanotubes during his college career. In 2011, Vivek was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the Forbes ‘30 under 30’ and is also the CEO of Damascus Fortune.
Joi Barua’s voice now blares familiarly over the radio, having lent his voice to films like Jannat 2 , Agent Vinod, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica, Dev D, and Azab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Discover how he became the new face of Bollywood music, without any formal training in music!
An event that promises to be as exciting, as stimulating, as unconventional as the state it will be held in- INK talks BITS Goa is a must-attend for everyone who believes in innovation and entrepreneurship, in passion and perseverance, in dreaming big and keeping the faith . A pan-Goan event in every sense of the word- INKtalks BITSGoa goes live from BITS Pilani K. K. Birla Goa campus on August 25, 2012.
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