Thinkedu CONCLAVE 2020

SCHEDULE

Day 1: January 8

10:00 - 10:30 am
KICK-OFF

Making Music, Changing Minds

  • Sunita Bhuyan, Violinist
10:30 - 11:00 am
BETWEEN THE LINES

Behind the making of the National Education Policy


  • Dr K Kasturirangan, NEP Drafting Committee Chairperson
  • Chair person : Dr S Vaidhyasubramaniam, VC, SASTRA Deemed to be University
11:00 - 11:40 am
KEYNOTE

Vision 2022: Educating tomorrow's India


  • Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu
11:40 - 12:15 pm
KEYNOTE

Inclusivity in Education


  • Arif Mohammed Khan, Governor of Kerala
12:15 - 12:45 pm
FROM THE FRONT LINES

Education Innovations: Making Government Schools Work


  • Sandhya Rani K, Former Commissioner of School Education, AP
  • Revathi Radhakrishnan, Former filmmaker/ educator
  • Milind Chandwani, Camp Diaries
  • Mangat Ram Sharma, Principal Secretary to Higher Education Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Chairperson: Shankar Aiyar, Columnist and author
12:45 - 1:15 pm
MASTERCLASS

The Power of Music to Drive Social Change


  • Ricky Kej, Grammy Award-winning musician
1:15 - 1:45 pm
Lunch
1:45 - 2:00 pm
MASTERCLASS

That special touch: What it is like for a dyslexic child in a regular school


  • D Chandrasekhar, Madras Dyslexia Association
2:00 - 2:30 pm
FROM THE LAB

Fresh Ideas, New Methods: Science and Sensibility


  • Rohan Murty, Harvard Society of Fellows
  • Introduced by: Daniel Thimmayya
2:30 - 3:15 pm
CONVERSATION

Does India's history have a place in tomorrow's science


  • Bibek Debroy, Economist and Author
  • Arnab Bhattacharya, Scientist, TIFR
  • Gitanjali JB, CEO, HIAL
  • Chairperson: Kaveree Bamzai, Senior Journalist
3:15 - 3:30 pm
CONVERSATION

Corporate Responsibility Towards India's Public Education


  • Prabhat Singh, Managing Director and CEO, Petronet LNG
  • Chairperson: Kaveree Bamzai, Senior Journalist
3:30 - 3:45 pm
MASTERCLASS

Why young India needs to study history and Culture


  • K Pandiarajan, TN Minister for Tamil Language, Culture and Archaeology
3:45 - 4:15 pm
KEYNOTE

My Vision for Education


  • Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
  • Chairperson: Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director
4:15 - 4:45 pm
BETWEEN THE LINES

Pursuit of Happiness: Getting India's students to beat depression


  • Saras Bhaskar, Counseling psychologist and coach
  • Dr Vijay Nagaswami, Psychiatrist and author
  • Dr ES Krishnamoorthy, Neuropsychiatrist
  • Chairperson: Daniel Thimmayya, Chief Reporter
4:45 - 5:45 pm
FACE OFF

Who is an Indian: Is Hindi an Imposition?


  • M G Devasahayam, Civil Society Activist and former IAS officer
  • Madhu Kishwar, Academic and researcher
  • S Jothimani, Congress MP
  • Chairperson:Kaveree Bamzai, Senior Journalist
5:45 - 6:00 pm
CONVERSATION

Getting it right: Is our cinema teaching young India well?


  • Sarath Kumar, Politician and actor
  • Introduced by: Sudhir Srinivasan, Entertainment Editor
6:00 - 6:30 pm
MASTERCLASS

Alternative Learning in India: Big Ideas in Small Places


  • Sonam Wangchuk, Education reformist and innovator
6:30 - 7.00 pm
KEYNOTE

Why Dissent Matters: Silence Is Not an Option


  • Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP
  • Chairperson: Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director



Day 2: January 9

10:00 - 10:15 am
FROM THE FRONT LINES

My war against climate change


  • Licypriya Kangujam, Child environmental activist
10:15 -11:15 am
FACE OFF

Republic of India 2.0: Is the Change Fundamental?


  • Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP
  • Thamizachi Thangapandian, Member of Parliament, DMK
  • Khushbu Sundar, INC spokesperson
  • Supriya Sule, NCP MP
  • Chairperson: Kaveree Bamzai, Senior Journalist
11:15am -12:00pm
CONVERSATION

The New Economy: Set for a Restart


  • P G Babu, Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies
  • Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India
  • Radhika Gupta, CEO, Edelweiss Mutual Funds
  • Chairperson: Shankar Aiyar, Columnist and author
12:00 - 12:15 pm
FROM THE LAB

The Problem with Public Health: Why we need to school Young India better


  • Gagandeep Kang, Fellow of Royal Society
  • Introduced by Daniel Thimmayya, Chief Reporter
12:15 - 12:45 pm
KEYNOTE

Competition or Cooperation: View from the State


  • Sachin Pilot, Deputy CM, Rajasthan
  • Chairperson: Prabhu Chawla
12:45 - 1:15 pm
KEYNOTE

Life after Ayodhya: What's Next?


  • Subramanian Swamy,Member of Parliament, BJP
  • Chairperson: Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
LUNCH
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
CONVERSATION

Are Elitist Institutions Responsible for Two Indias


  • Professor Himanshu Rai Director, IIM Indore
  • Professor Archana Shukla Director, IIM Lucknow
  • Palanivel Thiagarajan, MLA and MIT alum
  • Chairperson: Shankar Aiyar, Columnist and author
2:15 - 2:45 pm
KEYNOTE

Women as leaders: Why we need more of them


  • Sangita Reddy, Joint MD, President-FICCI
  • Introduced by Kaveree Bamzai
2:45 -3:30 pm
BREAK DOWN

Jobs or Careers: Preparing the 21st Century Student


  • WUPCJ Davidar, Former IAS officer
  • Aishwarya Manivannan, Artist-Educator
  • Stanzin Kunzang, Educator
  • Manickam Tagore, Member of Parliament, INC
  • Vamsi Krishna, CEO, Vedantu
  • Chairperson: Shankar Aiyar, Columnist and author
3:30 - 4:30 pm
INSIDE TRACK

Playing Women Heroes: Why We Need More of Them


  • Kangana Ranaut, Actor
  • Chairperson: Kaveree Bamzai, Senior Journalist
4:30 - 5:00 pm
KEYNOTE

The New Education Policy: Break from the Past


  • Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Minister of HRD
  • Chairperson: Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director
5:00 - 5:30 pm
KEYNOTE

Look East: Within and Without


  • Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Chairperson:Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director
5:30 - 6:15 pm
FROM THE FRONT LINES

Epic Success: Telling Our Own Stories


  • Anand Neelakantan, Writer
  • Anuja Chandramouli, Writer
  • Nikhil Chandwani Author, entrepreneur
  • Devi Yesodharan, Writer
  • Chairperson: Kaveree Bamzai, Senior Journalist
6:15- 7:00 pm
FACE OFF

The judgment paradox: Are our lawyers being taught the right things?


  • Manish Tewari, Member of Parliament, INC
  • Chairperson:Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director
7:00 - 7:30 pm
KEYNOTE

The New Woman: Power with Responsibility


  • Smriti Z Irani, Union Minister for Textiles
  • Chairperson:Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director
* Speakers and schedule are subject to change