Panchgani, a small but cosmopolitan town nestled in the arms of the Sahyadri ranges, has over the years developed into a hub for Education, and a centre of Arts, Culture and Environmental Awareness. It is the perfect mileu for holding a TedX event. This event is aimed at inspiring both local and visiting participants to inspire CHANGE through discussion, soul-searching and a meeting of minds.Through a number of inter-active sessions, TedxPanchgani will bring together a compelling mix of creative and powerful speakers and an aware and discerning audience.

About 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 TEDxPanchgani where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxPanchgani event, TEDTalks 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.



Panchgani is a hub for education, with over 2000 students and 50 schools. Education reforms to make learning more interactive and interesting will shape the future of many kids.

Future Farming

Farming is integral to the local community in Panchgani, with 85% of the strawberries in India being grown here. Thus, sustainable farming practices are crucial for the future of this town.


A cosmopolitan town- Panchgani has attracted people from all over the world, many of whom have made it their home. A variety of cultures peacefully coexist and thrive here in harmony.


With its rich biodiversity, farming culture and large number of students, the application of technology will play a large role in the future development of this place and where it will go.


Rich biodiversity exists in the hill station of Panchgani and it is also a ‘green zone’, with strict environmental laws. Conserving its flora and fauna is essential to retain its identity.

Art & Design

Creative spaces inspire creative thinking. Many art and design initiatives have begun cropping up in Panchgani and will play a significant role in the aesthetics and ethos of the town.


Change & constant are like body & soul

Piyush Pandey
Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather

Long life – a catalyst for career change

Dr. Aditi Govitrikar
Actor, Model, Medical Doctor & Mrs. World Winner

Using internet & technology to do good

Kunal Kapoor
Actor & Co-founder of Ketto

Youth at Risk

Stefan Hermann
Youth Mentor & Former Professional Tennis player

Lets play again – Reviving our lost childhood games

Dr. Sandeep Kate
Founder of Satara Hill Half Marathon

Dream to create constructive changes in your field.

Kailash Surendranath
Ad Film Director

Understand illusions, improve decisions

Mangesh Desai
Stand-up Illusionist & Mentalist

An extra step changes evertything

Anil Singh
Founder & MD, Procam International

Evolving tradition

Mandakini Mathur
Co-founder, Devrai Art Village,Panchgani

How to make money by doing what you love

Siddharth Hande
Founder, Kabadiwalla Connect

Local food – a road back to nature

Krishna Mckenzie
Founder, Solitude Farms, Auroville

Democratisations of the individual

Hirander Misra
Co-founding Chairman & CEO, GMEX Group


TEDx is a non-commercial event and to make it possible we need partners who believe in the idea and give us the required support to make this event a reality. We thank those who have pledged their support, and invite other interested folks to join us!


Javed Sunesra

Rudransh Mathur

Neha Shrestha

Mohammad Shoeb

Gaurang Shah

Amin Hajee

Hisham Sunesra

Arshad Memon

Charlotte Whitby Coles

Watch it live

For those who can’t make it to TedxPanchgani, we will be availabe virtually on Livestream on Saturday, 13th January 2018.
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