Suresh Prabhu
2015 TEDxGateway, DEC 2018
Prashant Warier
DEC 2018
Seema Bansal
DEC 2018, Education, Think / Re-Think
Shri. Raghu Rai
DEC 2018, Explore, Photography
Shahnaaz Khan
DEC 2018
Sameep Padora
DEC 2018
Shantha Rau Barriga
DEC 2018
Shabana Basij -Rasikh
DEC 2018
Gitanjali Rao
DEC 2018, Prodigy
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
DEC 2018
Tom Wujec
DEC 2018
Parag Khanna
DEC 2018, Policy, Think / Re-Think
Mihir Shah
DEC 2018, Health
Harssh A Poddar
DEC 2018, Think / Re-Think
Haaziq Kazi
DEC 2018, Prodigy
Levon Biss
DEC 2018, Explore, Photography
Madhumita Murgia
DEC 2018
Maati Baani
DEC 2018
Rives
DEC 2018
Govindraj Ethiraj
DEC 2018
Dr. Binish Desai
DEC 2018
Dnyaneshwar Bodke
DEC 2018
Dhruv Patel
DEC 2018
Ralph Simon
DEC 2018
Ananda Shankar Jayant
DEC 2018
AnDa Union
DEC 2018
Lydian Nadhaswaram
DEC 2018
Shayaan Udeshi
DEC 2018
Tao Issaro
DEC 2018
Eldar Blau
DEC 2018

Below: Past Speakers
Rives
Explore, FEB 2018
Dr. Bronwyn King
FEB 2018
Dr. Arun Sundararajan
FEB 2018
Ricky Kej & Shanti Samsara
FEB 2018
Darlene Koldenhoven
FEB 2018
Anushka Naiknaware
FEB 2018, Inspire
Jagdish Mahapatra
FEB 2018
Dr. Shubha Tole
FEB 2018
Afreen Khan
FEB 2018
Linsey Pollak
FEB 2018
Dr. Anne Madden
FEB 2018
Rothna Begum
FEB 2018
Manisha Mohan
FEB 2018
Shriya Srinivasan
FEB 2018
Bharat Anand
FEB 2018
Ron Korb
FEB 2018
Mallakhamba
FEB 2018
Ajit Narayanan
FEB 2018
Akash Manoj
FEB 2018
Tharanga Goonetilleke
FEB 2018
Nungshi Malik
FEB 2018
Jimmy Lin
FEB 2018
UnErase Poetry
FEB 2018
Washington Wachira
FEB 2018
Tashi Malik
FEB 2018
Dr. Saurabh Rane
FEB 2018
Richard Browning
FEB 2018
Joseph Redmon
FEB 2018
Dr. Shelja Sen
FEB 2018
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
FEB 2018
Prateek Sharma
FEB 2018
Maati Baani
DEC2016, Entertainment
Divyanshu Ganatra
DEC2016, Inspire
Sumit Sadawarti
DEC2016, Entertainment
Dharavi Diary
DEC2016, Education
Raghu Raman
DEC2016, Think / Re-Think
Guilhem DESQ
DEC2016, Entertainment
Deepak Ramola
Art, DEC2016, Inspire
Vandana Trivedi
DEC2016, Think / Re-Think
Josy Joseph
DEC2016
Neel Ghose
DEC2016, Inspire
Roozbeh Ghaffari
DEC2016, Technology
Sparsh Shah
DEC2016, Inspire
Wim van Egmond
DEC2016, Explore
Edith Elliott
DEC2016, Education
Angélica Dass
Art, DEC2016
Lux Narayan
DEC2016, Explore
Boaz Almog
DEC2016, Technology
Florian Radke
DEC2016, Technology
Zak Ebrahim
DEC2016, Inspire
El Seed
Art, DEC2016
Krtin Nithiyanandam
DEC2016, Education
Kalyani Khona
DEC2016
Uday Deshpande
Art, DEC2016, Inspire
Prukalpa Sankar
DEC2016, Explore, Technology
Dr.Zarir Udwadia
DEC2016, Think / Re-Think
Capri Everitt
DEC2016
Suresh Prabhu
2015 TEDxGateway, DEC 2018
LYDIAN NADHASWARAM
2015, 2015 TEDxGateway
Sanket Avlani
2015 TEDxGateway
Sonam Wangchuk
2015 TEDxGateway
Hans Dalal
2015 TEDxGateway
Ishita Katyal
2015 TEDxGateway
Anirudh Sharma
2015 TEDxGateway
Melizarani T.Selva
2015 TEDxGateway
Tarun Khanna
2015 TEDxGateway
Eric Ju Yoon Kim
2015 TEDxGateway
Max ZT
2015 TEDxGateway
Sudharak Olwe
2015 TEDxGateway
Ritu Karidhal
2015 TEDxGateway
Danny Cabrera
2015 TEDxGateway
Raghu Raman
2015 TEDxGateway
Nitin Sawhney
2015 TEDxGateway
Lujendra Ojha
2015 TEDxGateway
Nicki Wells
2015 TEDxGateway
Kshitij Marwah
2015 TEDxGateway
Daan Roosegaarde
2015 TEDxGateway
Siddharth Chakravarty
2015 TEDxGateway
Harsh Songra
2015 TEDxGateway
Benedetta Berti
2015 TEDxGateway
Nicolas Perony
2015 TEDxGateway
Andrew Nemr
2015 TEDxGateway
Dilip Ratha
2015 TEDxGateway
Kanav Kahol
2015 TEDxGateway
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Ruma Roka

Ruma Roka is a graduate from Delhi University. A restless home maker aspiring to find her mission in life, she nurtured a dream of running a school one day for special ability children. The dream took inspired her to learn sign language at the AIJNIHH(National Institute for the Hearing impaired) She has no deaf people in her family and had never been exposed to the deaf world before. Learning sign language opened up her life to a community that had been sidelined for years from education and employment.

Later, with the money from a matured insurance policy and a small two bedroom apartment belonging to her husband, she founded the not- for- profit NGO Noida Deaf Society in 2005. Her mission was to train and build skills in deaf youth so that they can get employed and become a value add to our society thereby leading lives of dignity and hope.. The organization started with just 5 students with her as the single teacher teaching the students how to communicate in English in the written form.

Today NDS has 5 centers in three states of India –Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Noida and .is impacting more than 1500 deaf youth every year who are coming from across the country and has facilitated employment in for over 500 deaf in top organizations in the country.

Ruma has won recognition for these efforts and has been covered by major news papers and magazines in Delhi. Earlier she was chosen to interpret for the speech of Mr. Abdul Kalam former president of India for the deaf at the National Awards Ceremony held on World Disabiilty Day for two consecutive years. (2006 and 2007). She has been holding workshops on sign language and creating awareness about the deaf community in mainstream schools like Sardar Patel Vidhalaya and has taught deaf school children in special schools like Amarjyoti Rehabilitation School. She also represented the deaf cause at various forums in the country, speaking about the abilities and challenges that deaf people face in India. She was also selected to interpret for the Indian Deaf Team at the International Abylimpics held in Japan in the year 2007.

Her organization went on to bag the prestigious NCPEDP Shell Helen Keller Award in the year 2008, for the exemplary work that it has been doing with the deaf community. In 2010 she was honored by the channel IBN7 as a community ‘Idol Maker’ for her work with this much marginalized community.