Breaking Barriers: TEDxMargao

Stories of inspiration and transformation at TEDxMargao on 30th June

Goa’s heritage city, Margao, will showcase 11 extraordinary speakers at Ravindra Bhavan as it opens its stage to host TEDxMargao on the evening of June 30th, 2024. Thinkers, innovators, and visionaries from Goa and beyond will share transformative stories of ‘Breaking Barriers.’
TEDxMargao is dedicated to showcasing ideas that inspire and offers a platform for sharing them in order to spark further dialogue.
The event features thought-provoking talks by speakers from diverse fields, including technology, entertainment, design, and science, all sharing their unique journeys and insights.

Countdown event on climate, with the speakers

Katya Coelho, a 19-time national gold medalist in windsurfing; Mario Fernandes, a free-diving athlete; The co-founder of Soul Travelling, Kedar Borker; Ankur Kankonkar tells his story, ‘From Darkness to Light,’; Pragya Bhagat exposes misophonia, a lesser-known neurobehavioral condition; Saakshar Duggal discloses potential threats in revolutionary technologies; Sharlaine Menezes, a sensational rapper; Tej Naik tells his story about developing one of the fastest electric ATVs in the world; Tejaswini Sateesh describes the transformative power of factfulness in cultivating tomorrow’s global leaders; Varun Carvalho, the musician who gave FC Goa its anthem; and Mridula Mansvi discusses her journey from childhood curiosity to environmental advocacy. These are some of the speakers who will be sharing their inspiring stories.
Alongside the action on stage, a specially curated hands-on ‘Innovation Hub’, aims to ignite fresh ideas among Goa’s entrepreneurs, start-ups, schools, colleges and university students. Soak in the festive spirit as power-packed entertainer Fadista Nadia Rebelo and musicians Siddharth Cota, Samuel Afonso and Alan D’Souza, a bunch of very talented local musicians, present Goa’s rich kaleidoscopic heritage.
Ravi Kambhoj, an advertising professional with a passion for all things creative, organises TEDxMargao. He introduced the Japanese storytelling platform ‘Pechakucha’ in Goa and has been running it successfully for the last five years. Ravi now brings TEDx to Goa as he continues to fuel his passion for storytelling and community-building. He works with a team of dedicated volunteers who manage every aspect of the event, from design and project management to marketing and stage management.

Ravi Kambhoj

Ravi says, “It is amazing how these wonderful people came together to form the team. This is, in and of itself, a lovely story. This collective effort highlights the talent we have in Goa and our desire to be part of the global TED movement.” The homepage of TEDxMargao celebrates these enterprising volunteers.
TED, a nonprofit organisation, is committed to disseminating ideas that inspire. Independently run TEDx events, like TEDxMargao, bring the spirit of TED to local communities and promote the view that ‘ideas change everything.’
TEDxMargao is a celebration of these ideas, fostering deep connections between individuals and communities who believe in the power of thought to transform the world.
Join the movement that celebrates innovation, creativity, and the human spirit. Mark your calendar for June 30, 2024, from 2 p.m. onward, at Ravindra Bhawan, Margao. Tickets for TEDxMargao are now available at

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