TEDxMEC, an independent strand of the great TED tradition striving to fulfill its inheritance has seen greatness, motivation, dedication, perseverance, courage and compassion. In 5 glorious years of cradling ideas, TEDxMEC speakers have captivated crowds with their ingenuity and bewitched them with their brilliance.
WHY? ‘Why’ would be the way we create a legacy. Because our legacy is one of revolution.
Being a part of TEDxMEC is lending your hand in the making of history.
Govt. Model Engineering College, Kochi proudly present the 6th edition of undaunted originality.
“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
TEDxMEC is an independently organised TED event which seeks to establish the internationally renowned TED experience at Govt. Model Engineering College, Kochi. At TEDxMEC, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. We present a platform where people bring about changes in one of the oldest languages known to man - stories! The world around us is less curious about people and more curious about ideas. TEDxMEC is here to inspire, to celebrate ideas.
The story of the Telecommunicatons Titan, Dr Jeong Kim is one of endurance!
In 1961, a 5 year old Kim went through his parent’s divorce and was raised by his father and stepmother. Having no money, he was forced at age 14 to immigrate to the US in search of three square meals a day. Speaking almost no English, he struggled through the school system, quarrelling and then leaving home at 16. He was forced to do night jobs to make money for his schooling, until young Kim was awarded for his efforts with a scholarship to John Hopkins to study Electrical Engineering.
In 1992, he decided it was time to champion his own idea of electronics with his very own firm, Yurie Systems. Adorned with numerous honours, the University of Maryland named Dr Jeong Kim in its Innovation Hall of Fame in 2014, and is set to receive the Legion of Honour for his services in global telecommunications.
Dr Jeong Kim is now the esteemed President of Bell Laboratories at Alcatel-Lucent.
His life is a saga of courage, commitment and conviction, of battling Nature’s odds to rise to the zenith of his cause and creation.
Who you are now is never a barrier to who you deserve to be.
This zeal is what TEDxMEC IS!
This passion to live !
This will to hope !
And a nerve to change !