UnPlugged by TEDxGateway is back with our 2nd edition.

We believe that brilliant ideas, stories and inspiration are every where, just waiting to be discovered. We are building a community first platform for finding great ideas and story tellers here in Mumbai!

The Unplugged Format:

UnPlugged is a freestyle attendee driven, idea camp hosted by TEDxGateway, with no set agenda, except finding undiscovered ideas and untold stories! Idea-hop between our multiple speaker sessions spread across multiple class rooms, throughout the day.

When:   Saturday, 15 June 2019 | 9am onwards

Where:  Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013

What:    Informal talks, sessions & open-mic

Apply to Speak or Attend here:

You can apply to speak for a 10 minutes speaker slot or attend someone else’s unplugged talk at the same venue.  The event is open for anyone to participate and share their ideas or listen to other speakers!

Be a Speaker  Be an Attendee

Things Speakers need to know:

  • Speaker registrations are open and you can register to be a speaker via the form here. (Filling the speaker form DOES NOT confirm you being a speaker).
  • You can select the topic for your UnPlugged talk from the TED website.
  • All shortlisted speakers will be informed via email but, will have to personally confirm the time and speaker slot at the venue on the event day.
  • Speaker time slots are available on first come first serve basis.
  • The speaker time slot registrations at venue: 9 am to 10 am
  • Session timings: 10 am to 5 pm.
  • A list of available 10-minute time slots will be displayed on a common board.
  • You have to post your name and core idea/topic against the time slot you would like to block and be in the correct room at the given time!
  • As a speaker please ensure that your talk is factored in for 10 minutes or less.
  • Once the alarm rings at the 10-minutes mark, the audience will ask you to end your session.
  • You can always continue talking about it along with the interested folks in the common spaces around the venue during the break!

What to expect?

Expect it to be a great day with lots of fun, learning, entertainment, eye-opening talks and some real motivation.

This is not a corporate or business event. Attendees are just passionate about ideas, stories, great conversations and of course, most importantly – having a great time! So be prepared for anything and everything – questions, statements, people walking in and out while you speak – there are no set rules. It’s like getting together with a group of friends and having great conversations!

UnPlugged by TEDxGateway is a community-led event and there are no fees/honorarium for being a speaker or for being an attendee.


UnPlugged by TEDxGateway is not a platform or a community to talk, advertise or sell your products, services or any other such offerings. Since this is a free format, please do not take up a speaker slot to promote anything.

The community has a great sense while judging what is being told to them and if they see an attempt to sell them anything they might choose to leave your session midway.

For example, taking a crash course in how to do social media right is a great idea but talking about your social media company and the services you provide, is not.

Download the Speaker Kit here

For sponsorships and partnerships queries, contact – mulchand@tedxgateway.com 

All attendees must abide by the following rules and regulations set by the event organisers, venue & allied parties.

I. Important Rules & Regulations: Entry Rules in short.

  • Registrations are open till 10th June until 3:00 pm.
  • Event starts at 9.30 am.
  • Due to Security Restrictions – Attendees without valid registration (email) and Valid ID Cards will not be allowed to attend any talk.
  • Organizers & Related parties hold rights to refuse entry to any attendee if the attendee fails to abide by event.
  • Speaker form has to be filled by the individual speakers only.
  • PR and Marketing agencies are not allowed to fill any speaker forms for their clients. If found then the speaker will be disqualified.
  • Speaker slots are not available for any commercial partnerships.
  • DISCLAIMER: Unplugged by TEDxGateway talks are not TEDx or TED talks. Unplugged is a platform to find prospective speakers for the TEDxGateway event (an independently organized TED event).
  • Other important event rules are stated below.

II. Complete Event Rules & Regulations: 

By agreeing terms and conditions, you also agree to adhere to these terms:

  • Each ticket / confirmation admits one attendee only.
  • All tickets are free of cost.
  • Attendees can freely interact with the speakers in the networking areas.
  • All registrations are subject to verification, any discrepancy may result in cancellation of registration.
  • All attendees must carry a valid government verified photo identity card. Example: Aadhar card, Pan Card, Driving License, Passport, etc.
  • Registrations start at 8:00 am.
  • Counterfeit tickets or invalid tickets with dubious or unconfirmed reference names will stand cancelled and invalid.
  • Entry is only permitted after verifying valid ID Card (Government approved – Passport, Aadhar, PAN) and registration confirmation from TEDxGateway.
  • Attendees without a valid registration approval will not be allowed inside the venue.
  • No parking at the venue.
  • Consumption of any prohibited substances is strictly prohibited.
  • Any individual might be asked to leave the venue if there is any behavioural misdemeanour; the decision of which rests with the conference management and venue management and is final and binding.
  • The organizer does not take any responsibility for injuries, loss or theft of any personal belongings of a ticket holder/attendee.
  • All standard venue and attendee rules are applicable.
  • A holder of any duplicate or forged passes/badges/tickets will be handed over to the security personnel. Forging passes is a criminal offence.
  • By Registering you agree that all details provided are accurate.
  • Bulk booking or Nameless Booking or Wrong Reference booking or blocking of tickets is not permitted by individuals. Registration will be cancelled and made void. No entry will be given to such bookings.
  • In case of any discrepancies, the decision of the managing team will be considered final.