THE INK Conference launches 2011 INK Fellows hunt

By Team YS|17th Aug 2011
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The INK Conference, in association with TED, has launched the 2011 INK Fellows hunt. It is looking for 20 young innovators between the ages of 18 and 40 with a powerful vision for the world and who have taken tangible steps to fulfill this vision. INK will host the Fellows at this year’s INK Conference in Jaipur from December 8 to 11.The INK Fellows Program is an annual program that will recruit 20 young innovators to attend and showcase their work at The INK Conference, in association with TED. INK Fellows are emerging leaders who have broken new ground in their fields.

Last year, the inaugural batch of INK Fellows comprised a diverse group of young innovators from India, South America, Nepal, the UK and the US that included: singer-composer Joi Barua; rural innovators C Mallesham, Mansukhbhai Prajapati, Remya Jose; community radio activist Madhu Acharya, model and disability-rights activist Sophie Morgan, co-founder of Pase Usted, a community of change makers from Mexico Guillermo Rivero, and many more. (Find the list of INK 2010 Fellows below)

All INK Fellows receive a comprehensive scholarship to attend the 2011 INK Conference that includes conference fees, airfare and hotel. Fellows give a talk on the Fellows stage or the conference main stage, which may be released online at www.inktalks.com.

To apply, visit www.inktalks/Fellows

Last date for application, Sept 15, 2011

What we are looking for:

  • Candidates with a powerful vision for the world
  • Who have taken tangible steps to fulfill this vision
  • Who have demonstrated serious accomplishment at a young age
  • Who the INK community can actively support in their career path
  • Who will actively support and enrich the INK community
  • Who are articulate and communicate succinctly
  • Who have a compelling and inspiring story

Basic Guidelines:

  • Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 40
  • INK prefers Fellows to be representatives from young economies, yet great candidates from any location will be considered seriously and competitively
  • Candidates may be innovators specializing in any field, for example (but not limited to) art, architecture, technology, science and social enterprise

What is The INK Conference, in association with TED

The INK Conference, in association with TED, is an annual conference that aims to fuel innovation and foster knowledge by bringing together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers from a range of disciplines such as art, architecture, dance, design, music, science, social entrepreneurship, sports and technology. INK continues the conversation that was started at TEDIndia in 2009.

The inaugural INK Conference was launched in December 2010 at Lavasa Hill City near Mumbai. With the theme of Untold Stories, the three-day conference had a stellar lineup of speakers delivering breathtaking perspectives and innovation, both local and global. These included science writer Anil Ananthaswamy, founder of Super 30 Anand Kumar, science educator and innovator Arvind Gupta, youngest headmaster of a rural school in West Bengal Babar Ali, musician and founder of CD Baby Derek Sivers, filmmaker James Cameron, founder of Wired magazine Kevin Kelly, cartoonist and creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening, co-founder of Emotive Nam Do, design guru Philippe Starck, anti-trafficking activist Sunitha Krishnan, and many more.

This year, INK journeys to Jaipur, the enchanting land of palaces, royalty and much colour. INK 2011 will be held from December 8 to 11 with an equally accomplished lineup of speakers from across the world, linked by this year's theme of ‘Power of the Journey’.

Besides the annual conference, INK includes INKTalks.com and the inspiring INK Fellows Program. On INKTalks.com, we make the best talks and performances from INK available to the world for free. These videos are released under a Creative Commons License, so they can be freely shared and reposted.

For media and Press enquiries visit www.INKTALKS.com/about/press/follow

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