About TEDxYouth@Jammu

TEDx is helping introduce some of the most fascinating thinkers and doers to a world stage. TED is a global platform devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

TEDx is a locally organized event that focuses on individuals and innovation in various cities. The individuals involved with TEDxYouth@Jammu have a passion for expression and action. We believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.

A Little History about TED
TED began in 1984 as a gathering place for innovators and leaders in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design. 26 years later, TED has become a nexus for a global community of individuals who believe in the power of Ideas Worth Spreading. currently has a library of over 600 amazing talks of such high quality that the site has become the platinum standard for innovation in digital storytelling. TEDx is part of a revolution in global education made possible by local organizers wanting to engage their communities. Every week, in multiple cities, people are coming together to pursue ideas worth spreading. 230 TEDx Events have happened in 2009 25 Languages 80 Countries It’s all about the passion for ideas……


Greetings ! Become a TEDxYouth@Jammu Speaker, Deliver an unforgettable Talk

TEDxYouth@Jammu is looking for speakers for our inaugural Event to be held in the last week of December 2011 in Jammu

The theme for our event is "Innovation & Leadership".

We are looking for innovative and influential individuals to present, speak or perform. We are seeking people who will inform, inspire, surprise and delight our TEDxYouth@Jammu audience.

They could be thinkers or doers, or both. They could be performers in the arts, have an inspiring story or interesting life experiences to share. They could be people who started innovative organizations, created ground-breaking media, or pioneered social change. They could have a new way of looking at things or done something that made a difference.

They could be geniuses, icons, famous, or not at all. TEDxYouth@Jammu is keen to introduce artists, activists, Change-makers, thinkers and pioneers to their community and to the world. We are creating a program with diverse demographics, ethnicities, backgrounds and subject matter.
Ultimately, TEDxYouth@Jammu is our opportunity to help make a difference by spreading new ideas and inspiring the community to help shape the future of Jammu and Kashmir in particular.

Above all, TEDxYouth@Jammu is about passion and action, self belief , beauty, ingenuity and ideas with the power of changing the world.

Do you know someone who embodies the TED spirit and would make a great presenter, speaker or performer? Tell us who they are… it might even be you!

If you have a question or want to talk about speaking at TEDxYouth@Jammu , you can contact Babar Afzal by email ( or phone ( +91 94191-20000 ).

Please Note:

TEDTalks and TEDxTalks are extraordinarily effective at spreading ideas. Yours could be one of them.

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Chief Organizer

Babar Afzal BS [Electronics] INDIA, PGDBA [Information Systems] INDIA, PMP [USA], CISSP [USA], BS-7799 Lead Auditor [UK], CIQA [MIT] INDIA, RSA Certified Admin [AUS], CCNA, CCNP, CCIE [USA].

Born in the foothills of the Magnificent Himalayas, Babar is an Artist by Design and never forgets that he owes it to the Paradise where he was born. A world traveler and a true Himalayan from Heart, he is the Chairman of KASHMIRINK, an organization which has been spinning projects which are based on prominent and forgotten themes of Art, Crafts, Cuisines & Cultures of Himalayas to rebrand the image of Himalayas. He provides Vision, Inspiration, Leadership and Direction to the entire team along with the vision for his ventures company IAOCPL. He is a Business Strategist, Designer and a Problem Solver, in addition to his role with various organizations across India and Internationally where he is working with numerous Government and Non-Government bodies to develop and execute concepts which are based on the spirit of Himalayas and is getting to be known as a Top Seed in developing and executing business concepts based on Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh & Himalayas.

An active speaker and member of CII and Govt. of J&K & CII Tourism Task Force, President of the J&K Motor Sports Association, Recipient of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011, A lead faculty at various Hospitality & Business
Schools across India, he talks and shares his vision for Himalayas, Indian Culture, Business Design, Franchising, Copy Writing, E-Commerce & Project Management.

Academically he holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronics and has numerous International Certifications in Business Management, Information Technology, Project Management and Information Security. Has a vast experience of working with the leading Companies in the world in INDIA, USA, UK, KSA and the Middle-East as a Consulting Professional in Business & Technology with companies like McKinsey & Company Inc. and Computer Associates.

Babar also heads a Foundation “KASHMIRINK FOUNDATION” which is focused on creating awareness and sensitizing people on Climate Change in Himalayas and has a growing team of Climate Warriors who are joining the foundation in 100’s every week, spread across villages and towns and are trying to build campaigns around this mission with the Government, Academicians, School/College Students, Prominent Citizens and the Politicians. The foundation is also focused on promoting World Culture Exchange between Himalayas and rest of the world through it’s show names SILK ROUTE.