About Ria Mirchandani:
Ria Mirchandani (Brown, `15) is the winner of the 2012 TEDxBrownU Student Challenge, earning her a spot in the 2012 TEDx lineup. She is a sophomore from Mumbai, India, and is currently comfortably confused as to what her concentration may be. She has spent her time at Brown soaking in the open curriculum by taking classes in departments ranging from Literary Arts to Engineering to Archeology, and has even designed her own course with friends. See her full bio and learn more about this event at the TEDxBrownUniversity website (http://brown.edu/tedx/).
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)