Riding the Eclectic Bandwagon

With boundaries in domains disappearing fast and issues becoming interdependent, with art influencing economy as much as geopolitics affecting technology, TEDxIIMShillong brings to you, a series of lectures by men and women from a wide variety of fields, who will share their experiences, their learnings and their stories. This TEDx will be true to the core values of TED Talks, bringing up ideas worth spreading with 'riveting talks by remarkable people' from disparate fields.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences - the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer - TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.


Date: Saturday, 15 February 2014

Time: 10 AM to 4 PM (Gates open at 10 AM for attendee registration)

PineWood Hotel, Shillong

Rita Road | European Ward, Shillong, Meghalaya- 793001, India
Pinewood Hotel, Shillong is one of the oldest hotels in Shillong, spread over 8 acres of lush green landscape lawns. The hotel is situated at a distance of 2 kilometers from the bus terminus of Shillong, City Centre, 84 kilometers from the Guwahati railway station and 30 kilometers from the Umrol Airfield and 128 Kms from Guwahati Airport.

This apt location of the hotel makes it one of the chief First Class Hotels in Shillong. Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, offers a plethora of breathtaking view of cascading waterfalls, whispering woods, serpentine roads and blooming orchids. While planning your trip to the Scotland of the East you should choose the best accommodation from a comfortable stay. Pinewood Hotel, Shillong's one of the best first class hotels provides modern amenities as well as prompt services to its guests.

"Scotland Of The East"

Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the smallest states in India. It is also the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being Lum Shyllong at 6,447 feet (1,965 m). The city had a population of 143,007 according to the 2011 census. It is said that the rolling hills around the townreminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, Shillong is also known as Scotland of the East.

Shillong is a beautiful romantic place. Mist, clouds, hills, the winding roads, the tall pine conifers fuse gloriously and make the place something to remember and cherish. Your honeymoon trip to Shillong would be a memorable, adventure filled one. It is one of the most important tourist attractions of the north east India.