Eligibility

To apply, you must be between the ages of 16 and 25.

Fees

The conference fee is Rs. 6,000 and includes

  • Access to all the keynotes and assigned panels
  • College counseling session for high school students
  • 2 full meals and snacks at the Trident hotel

The conference fee allows us to ensure a quality venue and lineup of speakers for our participants every year. Nevertheless, we will make efforts to ensure that the conference fee is not a barrier to participation for selected applicants.

Dates & Venue

Where:  The Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai
When:  8th and 9th of January, 2016

Conference Schedule

Day 1 – January 8, 2016

7:00 – Registration

8:00 – Opening Ceremony

8:30 – Keynote by Sheela Patel

9:45 – Break

10:10 – Panels on Education

11:25 – Break

11:50 – Keynote by Shashi Tharoor

13:05 – Lunch

14:05 – Panels on Politics

15:20 – Break

15:35 – Competition Discussion Session

16:50 – Tea Break

17:30 – Address by Shiv Khemka

17:45 – Closing Remarks

18:00 – 18:30 – Q&A Session with Raghuram Rajan

Day 2 – January 9, 2016

8:00 – Opening Remarks

8:30 – Keynote by Ronnie Screwvala

9:20 – Break

9:45 – Society

11:00 – Break

11:25 – Cyrus Mistry in conversation with Bahram Vakil

12:40 – Lunch

13:20 – Panels on Economics

14:35 – Break

14:50 – Panels on Giving Back

16:05 – Break

16:30 – Keynote by Piyush Goyal

17:45 – Break

18:00 – Keynote by Shaheen Mistri

19:15 – 20:00 – Closing Remarks

*Please note that this schedule is subject to change

Panel Topics


*Please note that these panels are subject to change

Confirmed Speakers

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Cyrus Mistry, Businessman and Chairman of the Tata Group

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Ronnie Screwvala, Philantropist and Founder of the UTV Group

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Raghuram Rajan, Economist and Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

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Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia Director of Human Rights Watch

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Shailaja Fennel, Lecturer of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge

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Ajay Chaturvedi, Founder of HarVa and Author of Lost Wisdom of the Swastika

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Tapan Raj, Musician – Member of Fusion Group MIDIval Punditz

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Tasneem Mehta, Managing Trustee and Honorary Director, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

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Dipoli Goenka, Managing Editor of Welspun Global Brands Ltd

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Dylan Gray, Indian Filmmaker, best known for his documentary Fire in the Blood

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Samit Tandon, Senior Advisor at Blue Lotus Advisory

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Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament from Mumbai North Central.

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Anuradha Mathur, Architect and Professor of Design at University of Pennsylvania

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Dayanita Singh, Artist, Photographer, and Recipient of Prince Claus Award

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Amit Chandra, Philanthropist, Managing Director- Bain Capital Private Equity

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Nihal Kaviratne, Chairman of Akzo Nobel India and Independent Director of GlaxoSmithKline

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Tarun Cherukuri, Co-Founder and CEO at Indus Action

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Aditi Mangaldas, Renowned Kathak dancer and choreographer, who works with the traditional repertoire of Kathak.

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Vinod Tawde, Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Marathi Bhasha, Cultural Affairs, Government of Maharashtra

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Vrishali Pispati, Chief Executive Officer of Mumbai Mobile Crèches

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Muhammad Khan, Former Officer on Special Duty to Jairam Ramesh

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Varad Pande, Associate Partner at Dalberg Global Development Advisors

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Mihir Mankad, Lecturer in Communications at The Fletcher School at Tufts University

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Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy

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Sheela Patel, Founder of SPARC and Padma Shri Awardee

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Shaheen Mistri, Founder of the Akanksha Foundation and CEO of Teach for India

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Deval Sanghavi, Co-founder and Partner at Dasra

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Meera Gandhi, Philanthropist and CEO of the Giving Back Foundation

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Ajoy Misra, MD and CEO of Tata Global Beverages

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Pramath Raj Sinha, Founder of 9.9 Mediaworx and Indian School of Business

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Alex Kuruvilla, CEO of Conde Nast India and Former Executive VP of MTV Networks Asia

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Vikram Mehta, Businessman and Chairman of Brookings India

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Ashish Chauhan, Managing Director and CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange

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Dushyant Dave, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court

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Supriya Sule, Social Activist and Member of Parliament for Baramati

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Akanksha Hazari, Founder and CEO of m.Paani

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MJ Akbar, Journalist, Author, and National Spokesperson of the BJP

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Luis Miranda, Founder of IDFC Private Equity and Chairman at Centre for Civil Society

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Dilbur Parakh, Founder, Aseema

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Pallav Patankar, Executive Board member of The Humsafar Trust

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Iqbal Chagla, Senior Advocate and former Chief Justice of the Bombay

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Deepak Kochhar, Founder and CEO, Nupower Renewables Ltd.

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Lohit Sahu, Founder and Director of Phyzok Learning Solutions

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Manjeet Kirpalani, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Gateway House

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Oriana Mastro, Assistant professor of security studies at Georgetown University

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Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram

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Naina Lal Kidwai, CEO of HSBC India and former President of FICCI

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Jacqueline Bhabha, Attorney, Lecturer at HLS and Professor of Public Policy at HKS

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Ashoke Chatterjee, Former Director of National Institute of Design

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Tariq Ansari, Businessman and Managing Director of Mid-Day Multimedia

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Don Gardner, Principal of the BD Somani School

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Varun Gandhi, Member of Parliament for Sultanpur

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Anjolie Ela Menon, Artist and Padma Shri Awardee

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Tejpreet Chopra, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bharat Light and Power

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Tina Tahiliani, Businesswoman and Executive Director of Ensemble

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Pradip Shah, Owner, IndAsia Fund Advisors Private Limited

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Piyush Tewari, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of SaveLIFE Foundation

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Ashwin Sanghi, Author of bestselling novels, including Chanakya’s Chant

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Taru Kapoor, Head of Tinder, India

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Harish Iyer, Equal Rights Activist best known for his work for the LGBTQ community

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Avnita Bir, Economist and the Director-Principal of the R. N. Podar School in Mumbai

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Suparna Gupta, Formulation Scientist, Pantheon; Co-founder of VerdiWise

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Dhananjay Chandrachud, Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court

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Vishal Kedia, Founder and Director Complykaro Services Private Limited

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Arshan Vakil, Co-Founder at Kings Learning

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Madhukeshwar Desai, National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha

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Rajat Gupta, Director at McKinsey, leads their Energy and Materials Practice in Asia
*Please note that this list is subject to change

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